7 unusual experiences to live in South-East Toulouse this summer

7 unusual experiences to live in South-East Toulouse this summer

This summer, live and vibrate to the rhythm of the unusual and original activities offered in the territory of Sicovala conurbation grouping together 36 municipalities from Lauragais to the south-east of Toulouse. Let’s go for the tour of the seven original things to do in this area and only a few minutes from your home!

Venture into a giant corn maze… even at night!

With family, friends or colleagues, whatever your age, have a blast in the human-sized corn maze and opt for one of two options: the course where giant wooden games await you on stages to play and compete with your team; or the course to discover and thwart the traps of a treasure hunt with riddles. Whatever happens, the goal remains the same: after (about) 1h30 in the ears of corn, all players must emerge victorious from this giant maze full of surprises! Note, for the more adventurous, that it is also possible to try the adventure at nightonly by the light of a headlamp and his courage.

> Pop corn labyrinth – Route de Montlaur, 31450 Montgiscard – 06 34 64 63 45 – Until September 3: departures every day from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. / In September: departures on weekends from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Pop Corn Labyrinth at the gates of Toulouse

The Pop Corn Labyrinth at the gates of Toulouse
© Helene Baron

Share a picnic during a cruise on the Canal du Midi

This summer, no need to set sail, Captain Malcolm awaits you aboard his small boat Catefifi for an atypical cruise on the Canal du Midi. The opportunity to live, with a minimum of two people and a maximum of ten passengers, an intimate and friendly experience, in this emblematic place of the Occitanie region. It is therefore possible to take walks of 1h15 to several, in love. For an even more exceptional moment, the formulas or privatization of the boat will satisfy you!

> Catefifi – Behind the carpooling area of ​​Metro B Ramonville, 31520 Ramonville-Saint-Agne – 06 31 36 49 87 – Reservations required

A picnic on the banks of the Canal du Midi

A picnic on the banks of the Canal du Midi
© Catefifi

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Learn to kayak and finish with a gourmet break

Aficionados of unusual aperitifs and water sports, take a day to, first of all, introduce you to canoeing in the middle of nature with top-notch supervision (a Granhòta qualified instructor) in the Garonne-Ariège confluence area, departing from the Clermont-le-Fort base… and above all, for end with an aperitif by the river ! In addition to the beautiful and cool setting and the beauty of the landscapes of this area, so you will enjoy a gourmet break prepared by a partner guinguette, Le Héron Glouton, located 50m away. A perfect day that combines strolls and indulgence.

> Canoe-kayak-aperitif entertainmentNautical base Granhòta – La Riverotte, 31810 Clermont-le-Fort – 09 81 00 25 05
> Meeting point of the activity:
Car park on Chemin de la Drague, 31120 Portet-sur-Garonne

A good picnic organized after a canoeing day

A good picnic organized after a canoeing day
© Granhota

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Explore all the secrets of the unusual history of the villages of Sicoval

For a day (or more), set off to discover the south-east of Toulouse through its still visible stories and heritage: locks, dovecotes, windmills, religious buildings, castles or even listed monuments… treasures to explore with the help of the e-scapades app which proposes to (re)discover Veille-Toulouse, Montbrun-Lauragais and Castanet-Tolosan through interactive circuits, puzzles to solve or 360° videos; but also to put a face to the characters who have marked the history of Fourquevaux, the new 2023 to discover without further delay!

> History & heritage of Sicoval

e-getaways app

e-getaways app

Discover the magic of pastel dyeing during a workshop

There is the Majorelle blue of Marrakech and the Pastel blue of the Pink City… Located at the gates of Toulouse, the Pastel Museum dedicates 1500 m² to the mysteries of Blue and its natural plant source, the Plant Isatis Tinctoria L., to explain the dye, its life cycle, its History in the Pays de Cocagne, and its virtues for cosmetics.

To go even further in learning, Pastel vegetable dyeing workshops are also offered throughout the summer. Especially since during and after these workshops “Journey to the land of blue“, participants have access to the entire Museum and its adjoining shop.

> Pastel Museum and its adjoining shop – 629 Rue Max Planck, 31670 Labège – By reservation only on 05 62 88 01 82 / contact@terredepastel.com

An activity in the heart of the Pastel Museum

An activity in the heart of the Pastel Museum
© Pastel Museum

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Bathe while listening to live music

Tuesday to Saturday from 6 p.m. to midnight, it’s time to let go of all the tensions of the day and go into exile at Le Petit Bikini, this timeless place located 10 minutes from downtown Toulouse. Here it is festive atmosphere guaranteed with swimming pool, guinguette, cocktails, palm trees and live music with a crazy program! In short, welcome to Pool aperitifs at Petit Bikini !

> The Bikini – rue Théodore Monod, Technological Park of the Canal, 31520 Ramonville Saint-Agne – Free and free entrance within the limit of available places – reservations at 05 62 24 09 50 / resa@lebikini.com

A crazy evening at Le Petit Bikini

A crazy evening at Le Petit Bikini
© Louis Derigon – Louis Derigon

Taste local products with music

The territory of Sicoval is full of friendly and intimate places accessible to all audiences. If you are with friends, book one of the various convivial formulas offered by the Château Lamothe team in Baziège: country aperitif, pool salad or barbecue party… You can continue this gourmet and festive moment by booking a dream night at the castle and enjoy the swimming pool and jacuzzi for a moment of idleness.

For families or groups, stop off at the Éphémère Guinguette, at Lacroix-Falgarde since in addition to the restaurant menu “The Verdant Ephemeral“, the place offers a wide musical program on weekends with dance initiations every Sunday.

For music lovers, the area is also conducive with Le Live Challenge which is a music contest which takes place every Thursday in July and August in Montbrun-Lauragais around the local farmers market and mill tours. Something to delight young and old!

As for the new things not to miss, go to Les Barrologues, in the heart of the Domaine des Barrots to live a tasteful and convivial experience. Make yourself comfortable on the terrace or in the park to enjoy this tasty and bucolic interlude.

And finally, the La Besalada guinguette, the gourmet lock, culture and nature, welcomes you for concerts and shows on Friday evenings, games on Saturday afternoons and festive and musical evenings on Saturday evenings. An ideal program for young and old! Open until August 5 then from September 1 to 24.

The Ephemeral Guinguette in Lacroix-Falgarde

The Ephemeral Guinguette in Lacroix-Falgarde
© Eric Pero

During the months of July and August, in the South-East of Toulouse, let yourself be tempted by fun and unusual activities to do alone, in pairs or with others and ensure shared and unforgettable moments of joy.

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