Côte Pavée district
History of the Côte Pavée
On the heights east of Toulouse city center, the Côte Pavée district takes its name from the one long given to the path that led up the hill from the Canal Bridge. This old paved path corresponds to the current avenue Jean Rieux. The paving of the paths laid out on the hillsides was undertaken in the 17th century, after the creation of the Canal du Midi, in order to fix the soil and limit the influx of mud descending on the ports of Saint-Sauveur and Saint-Etienne in case of weather. rainy. The use of the Côte Pavée appellation will become widespread with the installation of public transport lines on the hillside: the horse-drawn omnibuses which linked the Capitol to the Côte Pavée from 1885, then the tramway from 1910. Beautiful villas were built in the interwar period, which contribute to the charm of the district alongside older residences and typical Toulouse on one or two levels.
The must sees of the Côte Pavée district
The Côte Pavée district is bordered by the Canal du Midi; it stretches east of Port Saint-Sauveur, on either side of Avenue Jean Rieux, a former paved path that climbed the hill. In the heart of the district, the park of the Limayrac Institute is the green lung of Côte Pavée. Separated from the Carmelites by the Canal du Midi, the Côte pavée sector dominates the Toulouse plain on the other side of the river, near the Jardin des Plantes and the historic Grand Rond park. The typical Toulouse townhouses in this district have facades decorated with terracotta ornaments from the Giscard workshops: a historic factory created in the 19th century, which is an integral part of Toulouse's heritage. In the east of the city, the Côte Pavée district is located near must-sees: the Cité de l'Espace and the Grande Plaine park are accessible by bike in a few minutes via the Bois de Limayrac.
Living in the Côte Pavée district
The Côte Pavée district is a popular area, renowned for its chic. Very well preserved and peaceful, it offers a quality of life sought after in the center of Toulouse. The real estate in the area is made up of villas and beautiful old houses, picturesque Toulouse, small rental complexes and a few new luxury programs. The area is very well served by buses and must be connected by the next metro line C. The rest of the metropolis is also easily accessible thanks to the proximity of the ring road, which can be reached by exits 17 or 18. Pleasant to live in for families, the Côte Pavée district has three reception facilities for young children as well as two nursery schools, three elementary schools and a private high school. Numerous green spaces, including the Bois de Limayrac, the city of Château de Hers and the Plaine, also contribute to the quality of life.