The House of Haute-Garonne

Cultural heritage in the Haute-Garonne

During your visit, you will find:

-a boutique gourmande of local products: The House of Haute-Garonne, showcase of the Department, has selected for you local quality products, witnesses of the talent of its producers and artisans: foie gras, cassoulets of Lauragais, duck breast and confit of duck, pâtés and rillettes, wines of Pediment, cheeses, honeys of country, Martres-Tolosane pottery, perfume and scents the Violette de Toulouse or extracts of Pastel and other original creations... more than 2,000 references are thus proposed!

-a tourist information point: there is a large literature on the Haute-Garonne and enjoy there advice that will guide you in your research activities or accommodation. For groups, thematic tours (around the Canal du Midi and the Lauragais countries through which it passes) are organized.

-an exhibition on the Canal du Midi, 200 m² of space devoted to this majestic waterway. Educational panels, interactive models and these lecterns are evoke everything what you should know about this book of major art of the XVII ° century: its construction, its architecture, its geography, its landscapes, its operation and the life of his brilliant creator, Pierre - Paul Riquet... over your course, you will understand why the Canal du Midi is classified, since 1996, world heritage of humanity by UNESCO.

The exhibition is open daily from may to September and on reservation the other months. Admission is free and explanatory sheets are available free of charge as a support to this fun and informative discovery.
It is also possible to receive on booking, for a guided tour of exposure that can be complemented by a pleasant boat trip on the Canal (paid options) in the season.

The House of the Haute-Garonne Department is open 7 days a week

(Varying schedules depending on the season)

House of Haute-Garonne

Area-Port Lauragais

31290 Avignonet

Tel: 05 61 81 41 03 / 05 61 81 69 46

Fax: 05 61 81 35 20


Access to the area of Port-Lauragais:
-from the motorway A61 (in both directions of traffic) between

exchangers Villefranche-Lauragais and Castelnaudary

-by the national 113 at the level of Avignonet
-by the Canal du Midi and its cycle track.

La Maison de la Haute-Garonne

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