In April of 2006, I bought a nice penthouse apartment, about 2 km downriver from the rental apartment where I was living at the time (here).
In 2007, I moved from the yellow arrow on the right, to the pink arrow on the left
Smaller than the previous apartment, but still a decent size: 145 m2 (almost 1600 sqft) of living space, and a wrap-around terrace of 117 m2 (1250 sqft). Construction of the building hadn't started yet, so I changed the floor plan quite a bit. The original plan had 5 tiny bedrooms. I made 3 bedrooms out of that, each with a decent size. Also made the kitchen bigger, bumped up the ceiling of the spacious living/dining room, and expanded a shower "closet" to a second bathroom. We moved in early August of 2007.
My penthouse apartment
View from my terrace - upriver (towards downtown Toulouse)
View from my terrace - across the Garonne river (southwest)
View from my terrace - downriver (towards the town of Blagnac)
Panoramic view of the Pyrenees mountains on my southern horizon - January 2016
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Yes: sometimes it does snow in the sunny south of France! (January 2015)
The Garronne river - about 12½ km downstream (summer 2016)
Small rapids in the Garonne river - about 7 km downstream (spring 2017)
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