It all began in Zurich in 1998. That year, to promote art and commerce in the city, 812 fiberglass cows were “dressed” by many artists and exhibited in high-traffic areas: pedestrian and shopping streets, train stations, public parks , sidewalks. Due to the success of the event, cities like New York, London, Tokyo, Stockholm, Johannesburg, Prague, Chicago, Sydney, Monaco, to name a few, have all welcomed the CowParade and have met on each occasion a rousing success.
Angélique Marquise des Potagers Artistes : Swati Gupta-Sacaro Toulouse 2012
This year, after having toured the world, the Cow Parade cows settled on August 30th at the Place du Capitole in Toulouse. 50 Cow Parade cows are delivered in white, “sponsored” by companies in the Midi-Pyrénées region, involving local artists, famous and unknown, to decorate them.
Ballerina Cow Artiste : Tiany Andriamasomanana Toulouse 2012
From September 3 to October 18 the cows will invade the streets and public spaces of Toulouse and after exposure, on Thursday October 25, they will be auctioned at a charity soiree to raise funds for four different organizations. Here is a map and a list that show the exact location of each work / cow in the city center of Toulouse.
Madame Pink Artiste : Esther Tristan Toulouse 2012
Toulouse, also called the pink city, is located 670km south of Paris, France. You can enjoy walks along the pedestrian streets of the historic center of brick buildings, along the rue Saint-Rome or on the banks of the Garonne river. The city has a rich architecture of Renaissance palaces, churches and hidden courtyards in narrow streets. The Place du Capitole, home of the Cow Parade exhibition, is the political, historical, and cultural heart of the city and the ideal starting point to discover Toulouse. Next I leave some recommendations to enjoy your stay in this beautiful town.
Arquier 17, avenue des Pyrénées, Vigoulet-Auzil, 10km from Toulouse. The “demeure” is at the end of a long driveway through a beautiful park. A beautiful and quiet place for those who prefer to stay in the countryside. Rates from 95Euros.
Hotel Particulier, Toulouse The merchants who became wealthy built mansions or hotels particuliers, a few of them still can be seen scattered throughout the city. Image Pistolero31
Le Florida 12, Place du Capitole, A charming bar and bistrot below the arches of the square.
Marche Victor Hugo Any of the restaurants on the first floor of the market, Chez Attila is a good choice, offering regional dishes from local ingredients.
Le 34 34, rue des Filatiers. A boutique gourmand dedicated to great products here and elsewhere. Olive oils, spices, teas, and delicious meals.
Les Ptits Fayots 8 rue de l’Esquile. Excellent and affordable Sud Ouest cuisine.
Foie Gras Marche Victor Hugo Image Preoccupations
- 10 free things to do in Toulouse (matadornetwork.com)