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About Toulouse, France
Toulouse is located on the banks of the River Garonne, 150km north west of the Mediterranean (at Narbonne) and 580km south of Paris. The capital of the department of Haute-Garonne, it is the fourth-biggest urban area in France, after Paris, Lyon, and Marseille.
Car hire in Toulouse puts you right at the heart of the European aerospace industry. It is home to Aerospace Valley, a cluster of aerospace engineering companies and research facilities. It is also the site of Europe's biggest cancer research centre (l'Oncopole de Toulouse), the continent's biggest space centre (CST) and the European headquarters of Intel.
Toulouse has historical significance as the capital of the old province of Languedoc and the Occitania region. It is now the capital of the Midi-Pyrénees region. Toulouse is home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites. The Canal du Midi is a 241km canal connecting the Garonne River to the Étang de Thau on the Mediterranean. The Basilica of St. Sernin, a Romanesque church on the route of the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage.