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|Course:||Five Great (But Little Known) European Cities - Toulouse|
|Start Date:||7th August 2018|
|Res Fee (from):||£826.00|
|Non Res Fee:||£54.00 What's included?|
Europe is replete with many great but little known cities. This selection will demonstrate that equally rich histories as well as astonishing cultural treasures can be found away from the familiar ‘honeypot’ city destinations. From origins to the present day the history of each city will be told. Famous (and infamous) inhabitants will be encountered along the way and naturally the architecture, art and music will be explored in some detail.
Sometimes called The Pink City after its terracotta bricks, the city has Roman and Visigoth foundations. During the medieval period it was a great Christian centre and long before the Spanish Inquisition it was key to the suppression of the Cathar Heresy. Modern Toulouse is a most elegant and artistic city as well as an economic powerhouse. It is the home of the great Airbus manufacturing company.
This course is part of Week One of the Dillington Summer School. Residents arrive for Tea on Sunday 5 August and depart after breakfast on Saturday 11 August.
Chris Pollard is a West Country man. He was educated in Devon and Durham, taught English in Spain and Spanish in Somerset. He has translated and directed for the stage and was a professional actor for three months. He lectures primarily on Hispanic matters and leads historical and cultural tours of Spain as well as leading language classes. In 1990 he set up Pollard Tours which has operated successfully for over 20 years and received plaudits from every quarter.
Further details about Chris Pollard http://www.christopherpollardtours.com/Back to List
It is rare to find a venue - and an audience - so thoroughly dedicated to the enjoyment culture and cultivation of the mind as Dillington House and its visitors. As someone who hasn't lived in Britain for the past two decades, Dillington was also a delightful reminder of the beauties of English landscape and rural architecture. It was a pleasure to speak there and I envy those who can visit frequently.