Marche Victor Hugo-Toulouse!

And why not food in Toulouse, wonderful occitan cuisine rich and hearty for the soul of hte mountains and the Garonne. This is a place I have been coming in for years for drinks with friends, and family and for lunch and dinners as well as market and nearby stores shopping galore, this is Toulouse

I like to tell you more on the marché Victor Hugo at Place Victor Hugo in Toulouse.

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The Marché Victor-Hugo market is a covered market located in the center of the Place Victor-Hugo, in the Saint-Georges district, in sector 1 of Toulouse. It is one of the main Toulouse food markets. it once stood under a metal hall, dismantled and replaced by a concrete parking market.

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Before the opening of the rue d’Alsace-Lorraine, the current Place Victor-Hugo was called Place du Marché-au-Bois. There was a wood market, also known as an old-fashioned market. This market was a vast wooden hall, built in 1825 on the site of the old rampart Villeneuve destroyed. The square was completed in 1832. It received the name of Victor Hugo in 1885, on the occasion of a coronation of the poet by the Floral Games. The Victor-Hugo market was inaugurated on March 20, 1892 and opened on July 1, when the works were not completely finished. They are not completed until the following year.

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The Victor Hugo market is in the form of a large rectangular building, it consists of a central nave. The building rests on a basement of vaulted cellars. Four entrances are located on the gables of the central nave. Two canopies run along the side elevations, the building rests on cast iron pillars and is covered with a metal frame. The old metal hall is destroyed and replaced by the current parking market, inaugurated on October 17, 1959. It was then the city’s first parking market. Between 2017 and 2019, new renovation and upgrading work was undertaken, while the Place Victor-Hugo was itself rehabilitated.

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The city of Toulouse show you this grand opening with a video here: City of Toulouse on new project of place Victor Hugo

We do shop inside but also around the covered market and the great convenience of a Monop grocery store part of the Monoprix group. Location here: Monop grocery store at Pl Victor Hugo

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There is an excellent bakery pastry store with branches in other parts of Toulouse, this is the Le Fournil de Victor Hugo! This is my fav search page Yelp with info on the store here: Yelp on Le Fournil Victor Hugo

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And last we grab our regional wines such as Fronton here at Busquet’s Maison Busquets, more on the tourist office in French here: Tourist office of Toulouse on Maison Busquets wines etc

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You will be loaded with goodies of my belle France and lovely Toulouse all the very best. ah if cheese is your way than see Xavier fromagerie right there, no buy this time but worth the stop anytime. Here is their webpage for reference: Official Xavier fromagerie, cheeses

Tourist office of Toulouse on the Marché Victor HugoTourist office on the marché Victor Hugo

Official webpage Marché Victor HugoOfficial Marche Victor Hugo

As said, this is heaven territory and we stick to it for years, you will be delighted take it from me, diplomé in wines of France by SOPEXA food and wine from France. And the culinary delights of the Haute Garonne, Occitanie, and France!

And remember, happy travels good health, and many cheers to all!!!

 

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