Sunday, July 8, 2012

Ailes Anciennes airplane museum in Toulouse

In our first non-US, non-Alps vacation in a long time, we decided to go to Toulouse and Bayonne this week to visit friends. My friend JL was in Toulouse for work, so we headed there for the weekend (after getting the ok from the doctor about Noah not being contagious anymore).

I didn't have a lot of time to think about what we were going to do in Toulouse, since we decided Thursday afternoon that we'd be taking our vacation Friday morning, but then it occurred to me... Toulouse... Airbus... airplanes. Obviously we couldn't go to Toulouse without visiting something airplane-related for Frédéric.

Accordingly, we started Saturday with the Ailes Anciennes airplane museum. The visit was long (3 hours!) but very interesting, at least for Frédéric and me.

The boys liked looking in the airplanes...

but they preferred getting to go in the airplanes.

The museum is run by a non-profit association. They hope to open a covered airplane museum in 2013. If you are over here then and are interested in airplanes, it will be worth the visit!

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