In 2001, I relocated from Seattle/WA to Toulouse/France, after having commuted at least once a month for about a year. I persuaded my employer to rent a great top-floor apartment for me. It is located right on the Garonne river, overlooking the "Bazacle" dam and the historic center. A mere 15 minutes walk to "Place du Capitole" town square.
Looking upstream of the Garonne river, towards down-town Toulouse - apartment at the arrow
Aerial view of the area
Yellow arrow: the apartment, 1 = bazacle dam, 2 = Hôpital + Dôme de La Grave, 3 = St. Sernin basilica, 4 = Place du Capitole town square.
Panoramic view from the apartment (use slider or slide with finger touch, to pan left/right)
High water during the spring. Noise like a continuous freight train passing!
You can almost walk across during a hot summer
Sunset on the dome of "St.-Jacques de La Grave" hospital - view from our kitchen terrace
Snow on 28 January 2006
Night-time view of the same area
In August of 2007, I moved out of this rental apartment to a new penthouse apartment that I had bought mid-2006, about 2 km downriver.
I moved from the yellow arrow on the right, to the pink arrow on the left
THE FLOOR PLANS
This is a rather large apartment: 202 m2 (almost 2200 sqft) of living & storage space (defined as having a ceiling height of at least 1.8 m (6 ft); actual floor space was about 225 m2, i.e., ca. 2420 sqft).
Downstairs: kitchen with small terrace, living/dining, 1 bedroom + bathroom
Upstairs: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, office den, mezzanine, loft overlooking the living room
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