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On today's show Elyse tells us how long ago Toulouse was an overcrowded medieval city with dirt roads, no running water, no sanitation, and no public parks. And since Annie and Elyse live in Toulouse, we're happy to report it's gotten a lot better!On today's show Elyse and Annie share their thoughts on the most beautiful "places" in Toulouse. We mean "places" in a French way, plazas, squares, esplanades, which is the right word? The Augustins Museum in Toulouse was the first museum to open to the public in France. And the Abattoirs has a more gruesome history: can you guess what it was?How much do you know about Cahors in the Lot? While not a huge attraction in and of itself, it makes for a wonderful day or half-day visit and has some wonderful monuments you'll want to see. And there are wineries there too!Today we discuss Saint-Cirp-Lapopie in the Lot, France. This place is so old it feels like a time machine!Are you thinking about visiting Toulouse? Do you want to see more of France and venture outside of Paris? This episode is for you!Learn about the walled medieval city of Carcassonne with Annie and Elyse!Thinking about sailing the Canal du Midi? Or maybe just enjoying it from its banks? We think it's a great idea and we explain why in this episode!Albi is definitely a place you should visit in the South West of France! Elyse tells us why in today's episode of the podcast!