Stadium de Toulouse was selected as one of the playing venues of the 1998 World Cup, and as a result underwent a major redevelopment. During the World Cup, the stadium hosted four group matches and the round of 16 match between Holland and Yugoslavia (2-1).

Distance of Stade de Toulouse to...City centre: 3.5kmAirport: 12km

Pascal Dupraz a salué la victoire de ses joueurs face au PSG (2-0), ce vendredi, en soulignant leur «dépassement de soi». L'entraîneur toulousain a aussi promis que personne ne prendrait la grosse tête.

Pour Pascal Dupraz, Toulouse a perdu à Caen (0-1) car son équipe n'a pas respecté le football : «C'est un match qu'on aurait du gagner car nous avons dominé sans partage.»

The stadium is one of the venues of UEFA Euro 2016, and will host the following matches:

Olympique Lyonnais coach Bruno Genesio hailed his team's derby victory while Lucien Favre ordered his league leaders OGC Nice to keep going "match by match" after their dramatic win over FC Lorient. Reactions...

Managerial careerEvian TG FC (2012-15), Toulouse FC (depuis mars 2016)

The nearest metro stations are Empalot and St Michel, both on the yellow line, from where it is a 15-minute walk to the stadium. The yellow line crosses through Toulouse’s historic centre and passes close to the central station (and can also be reached with a change from the red line).

It was only in the 1980s that TFC again became a competitive force after a long period of uncertainty. Under the direction of Daniel Jeandupeux and Jacques Santini, they qualified for the UEFA Cup in 1986 and knocked out Diego Maradona's SSC Napoli. That feat remains their greatest European exploit. Drawn against FC Spartak Moskva in the following round, Toulouse produced an excellent 3-1 home victory before succumbing 5-1 in the Soviet Union.

Stadium de Toulouse was built in 1937. One year later, at the 1938 World Cup, it hosted the match and rematch between Cuba and Romania in the first round of the tournament.

Nicknamed 'La Ville Rose' (the Pink City) on account of the terracotta bricks used in many of its buildings, Toulouse is France's fourth-largest urban area. The site of a human settlement since at least as far back as the eighth century BC, Toulouse has embraced the technological age in recent years, becoming the capital of the European aeronautics industry and boasting the continent's largest space centre, as well as a vibrant university population.

Toulouse is presided over by the French businessman Olivier Sadran, who took over the club following its bankruptcy in 2001 which resulted in it being relegated to the Championnat National. The club has served as a springboard for several players, most notably the World Cup-winning goalkeeper Fabien Barthez and international striker André-Pierre Gignac.[3]

In 2000, Toulouse were relegated to the third tier as punishment. They quickly returned to Ligue 1 after long-term investment by ambitious young president Sadran and good work by coach Erick Mombaerts, who restored the club to the elite in just two seasons. Élie Baup came in as manager and secured third place in Ligue 1 in 2007. TFC duly entered the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round but were soundly beaten by Liverpool FC.

Saint-Etienne striker Robert Beric - injured and out of commission for Slovenia's two World Cup qualifiers - has admitted that he probably shouldn't have played in his side's 2-0 Rhône derby loss to Olympique Lyonnais.

The stadium was further developed in 1949, but then remained very much the same for almost half a century.

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The spine of the city centre is still the Roman cardo, the north-south axis, which displays many of Toulouse's attractive features along its pedestrianised length. It was along this route that the bishop martyr Saturnin was dragged by a bull in 250, from the Basilica of Saint-Sernin to the Capitole, for having refused to honour the Emperor.  

The city also has a professional football team, Toulouse FC, who play in Ligue 1, the highest level of football in France, and won the 1957 Coupe de France Final. The club play at the Stadium Municipal, which was a venue during the 1998 FIFA World Cup and 2007 Rugby World Cup, as well as hosting important club rugby games and several Rugby League World Cups. Toulouse was also a host of EuroBasket 1999.

Question: If you're booking FRA to TLS, how many different options of departure times do you have on a daily basis? Answer: On average, three different flight times are offered daily when you fly from Frankfurt to Toulouse. Compared to the average route with 15 flight times, you won't have as many choices as other routes.

Diego Carlos effectue son retour dans le groupe pour la rencontre entre Nantes et Bastia, samedi (20h00).

Toulouse has many architectural delights. The most famous building is the Capitole which houses the city hall, the lavishly decorated Salle des Illustres, an opera house and a symphonic orchestra. In front lies the renowned Place du Capitole, a must on every visitor's to-do list.

The stadium staged six matches during the 1998 FIFA World Cup.[4]

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Toulouse Football Club, often known simply as TFC, were founded in 1937. Olivier Sadran has been the president since 2001. The first team, coached by Alain Casanova, are competing in Ligue 1 for the 11th consecutive season.

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On matchdays free shuttle buses run from train and metro station (red line) Arenes, which is located towards the east of the city.

The violet is a reference to one of two Toulouse nicknames: la Cité des violettes (the City of Violets), the second one being la Ville rose (the Pink City), which explains the colour of former alternate jerseys.[2] The team's logo displays the gold and blood-red Occitan cross, the symbol of Occitania, of which Toulouse is a historical capital.[3]

Mario Balotelli's brilliant winner ensured OGC Nice top the table going into the international break, but AS Monaco are right behind them after recording their record away win. Meanwhile, Olympique Lyonnais claimed the derby honours.

OTHER SPORTSA host venue for the semi-finals of the Top 14 in 2012, Toulouse is home to the most successful rugby union club in France: Stade Toulousain (19 league titles and four Heineken Cups). The city also has very good handball, volleyball, rugby league and women's basketball teams. Swimming too is a popular sport: members of the Dauphins du TOEC swim club frequently represent France at international competitions and the Olympic Games.

The stadium was one of the venues of the 1998 FIFA World Cup, and held the following matches:

Stadium de Toulouse is located on the Ile du Ramier island in the river Garonne, which is a mix of sports facilities and exhibition space. There is little on the island in terms of eating and drinking and while one can find some bars and restaurants across the bridge around St Michel metro station, most will stick to the many options in Toulouse’s city centre.


Patrice Garande, l'entraîneur de Caen, était satisfait de l'état d'esprit affiché par ses joueurs lors de la victoire contre Toulouse ce samedi (1-0).

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Michael Jackson performed in front of 40,000 people during his Dangerous World Tour on 16 September 1992.[citation needed]

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Les Pitchouns have won 3 Ligue 2 and 1 Coupe de France.[1] Toulouse have participated in European competition five times, including in 2008 when they qualified for the UEFA Champions League for the first time.[2]

Toulouse also has accords of cooperation with the following towns:[37]

Pour accueillir Toulouse, Caen retrouve Imorou, Yahia et Malbranque.

The stadium is served by two bus stops (West and East), where Tisséo buses 12 (Cours Dillon-Basso Cambo), 34 (Arènes-Université Paul Sabatier) and 52 (Empalot-Roques/Roquettes) stop. Shuttle buses operate on match days from Esquirol metro (Line A), and the stadium is also a short walk (~10 mins) from metro stations Empalot and Saint Michel-Marcel Langer (Line B). It is also near the Croix de Pierre stop of the newly extended Toulouse tramway.[6]