toulon. Long Ma, magic, virtual reality… Our ideas for fun outings for this holiday season

Holidays can be an opportunity to (re)discover the African Safari Zoo (top left) and Village Gaulois, south of Toulouse (bottom right), or to enjoy the delights of society (bottom left) and rides aboard the Long Ma- dragon horse (top right).
A holiday can be an opportunity to (re)discover the African Safari Zoo (top left) and the Village Gaulois, south of Toulouse (bottom right) or to enjoy board games (bottom left) and rides aboard the Long Ma dragon horse (top right ). (©Halle de la Machine/Anthony Assémat/Alchemy of the game/Village Gaulois)

Here are our ideas for having fun, getting some fresh air and relaxing during this Easter break, from Saturday 23rd April to Sunday 8th May 2022.

Workshops at the Grand Bazaar

The Grand Bazaar is the new cultural spot at the crossroads of the arts in Toulouse. The place will take advantage of the holidays to multiply initiatives with courses for all ages (sewing, fine arts, writing, etc.). Virtual reality experiences (helmets provided), guitar, yoga, and quizzes are also part of the game.

3, avenue of the cemetery, in Toulouse.

A new virtual reality space

Dream away, this is the new large virtual reality space to open in the city on Saturday, April 23, 2022, between rue de Metz and place Saint-Georges. Before the opening, the first two days are free, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 April 2022.

Free artistic workshops

The schools ESMA and ETPA organize internships to discover artistic professions. Photography, 3D animation, graphic design… These courses are reserved for secondary school students in Terminale and young people under the age of 25 in retraining.

Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. 50, route de Narbonne, in Auzeville-Tolosane.
Info on

The Saint-Exupéry exhibition at the Flight of the Pioneers

L’Envol des Pionniers offers an unprecedented temporary exhibition that returns to the life of the famous aviator-writer Antoine de Saint Exupéry, who became the airmail pilot on the land of L’Envol des Pionniers. Around sound and image installations, unpublished documents (letters, newspapers, books, documents…) and the evocation of legendary aircraft, the visitor discovers another facet of the creator of the Little Prince.

The exhibition, to be discovered before this Easter holidays, will last until November 6, 2022.

Everyone in the Cité de l’Espace!

The big highlight of the Cité de l’espace curves around the planet Mars, with the opening, since early April 2022, of a new vibrant place where the public can discover the life-size and mobile replicas – and with the utmost fidelity – Perseverance (NASA-US) and Zhurong (CAST-China) robberscurrently evolving on the red planet in search of traces of past life.

Videos: currently on Actu

This new place of scientific mediation is shaped like a 900 m . crater2where the very special soil and rocks of the red planet are faithfully reproduced.

Ball on the Grand Rond

With sunny days, do you have a furious desire to dance? Meet at the Boulingrin roundabout for an afternoon of dancing. DJ and live concert are provided by the Simbora association.

Sunday, April 24, 2022 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free event.

What awaits you on African safari

For these holidays, the African Safari Zoo offers make-up stands, to attend the Asian otter tea party and the resumption of bird gatherings. The chance to discover the two new children in the park: Sora and Ange!

The Harlem Globetrotters® in the Sportpaleis

The Harlem Globetrotters® always guarantee a great basketball show! Their new Pushing The Limits tour goes through Toulouse and the Sportpaleis André Brouat (the tour, originally scheduled for 2020, was postponed due to the Covid).

Do not miss !

Enjoying Long Ma at the Machine

After an exceptional weekend of entertainment on the Piste des Géants, the dragon horse Long Ma can still be discovered in the Halle de la Machine, until May 8th. And for the first time, Long Ma is taking travelers aboard his travel temple, inspired by the architecture of the Forbidden City. A place of your choice at a height of 10 meters!

Magic and board games make their festival

At the end of the second week of the Easter holidays, do not forget to mark in your diary the festival Alchimie du jeu, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary in the Meett (from May 6 to 8, 2022). Another festival for young and oldthat of magic in the casino of Barrière (7 and 8 May). Illusionists, mentalists… Artists of international level will be present.

The racecourse of Toulouse la Cépière hosts the Défi du gallop.
The racecourse of Toulouse la Cépière hosts the Défi du gallop. (© Racecourse of Toulouse)

Lots of entertainment on the racecourse

The racecourse organizes the galloping challengewith eight national flights that follow each other every 30 minutes, and three prices on the menu : the Vase d’Argent Prize, the Caravelle Prize and the FBA Aymeri de Mauléon Prize. A family event with many activities such as brunch, pony baptisms…

Sunday, April 24, 2022, from 11am to 4pm at the Toulouse Racecourse.
1, shopping aisle. The entertainment is free.
Entrance fees: 2/5 euros (free up to 18 years).

Africa in the Limayrac Hall

The Limayrac hall in Toulouse is organizing a two-day automotive entrepreneur fair on the theme of Africa. Find exhibitors presenting their know-how through fashion, cosmetics, bags, accessories (crafts) and culinary products.

Saturday 23 (9am-5:30pm) and Sunday 24 April 2022 (9am-6pm).
22 Xavier Darasse Street.
More info on this link.

Discover the monuments of Toulouse with guided tours

The Toulouse Tourist Office organizes several guided tours to get to know the city better. “Toulouse and its monuments”, visit of the Ile du Ramier, “the visit of which you are the hero”, “secret Toulouse”, “Visit between city and museum”, “Along the Garonne”, “The walk of the heritage ” … The choice is yours!

A solidarity egg hunt

Did you suffer from indigestion over the Easter weekend? Tired of searching for eggs? At the initiative of the Secours Populaire de Haute-Garonne, Sunday, April 27, 2022, a large solidarity egg hunt will be held in the garden of Compans-Caffarelli.

Aeroscopia, Museum, Quai des Savoirs…

Drone pilots in Aeroscopia, critical thinking exhibition at the Quai des Savoirs, workshops and insect discovery at the Museum of Toulouse… The must-see places in the agglomeration are waiting for you!

In the Gallic village

The Village Gaulois, 30 minutes south of Toulouse, hosts craft demonstrations, an introduction to archery and a scavenger hunt around the legend of Toulouse’s cursed gold. 50,000 chocolate coins are offered as a reward!

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