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Aeronautics: Airbus Industrie and aerospace in the region

It is one of humanity’s greatest adventures, and one that is far from over… Are you interested in the history of aviation, or fascinated with the exploits of the aeronautical industry?
The Midi-Pyrenees region invites you to come see them in full-scale!


Aéroscopia : le nouveau musée de l'aviation - Aéroscopia museum - Museo Aeroscopia© Aeroscopia

Aéroscopia: the great history of aviation

When you walk onto the apron at the Aéroscopia museum, you will see only one thing: the Concorde. And this is only the first of many surprises in store!
The history of aviation is above all a story of extraordinary people: join Mermoz, Saint-Exupéry and Latécoère on board their incredible planes, and allow yourself to be awed and inspired by the ingenuity, courage and folly of these modern heroes.

Visite de l'A380 chez Airbus Industry & Space© Airbus SAS

Airbus Industrie: behind the scenes of aviation

No, you’re not dreaming; Airbus Industrie has opened its doors to you!
Step behind the scenes at the Jean-Luc Lagardère plant and get an inside look at the aeronautical industry’s exploits. This more than 1700-acre production site has a wealth of fascinating discoveries in store for you, such as a full-scale replica of the A380 – the biggest and most famous bird in the sky!

Simulateur de vol Aviasim - Aviasim flight simulator - Simulador vuelo Aviasim© Aviasim

Flight simulator AviaSim: you’re the pilot!

Ready for takeoff? Today, you are at the controls!
Take your seat in the cockpit of the AviaSim A320 flight simulator, select your destination and choose your scenario (failure simulation, emergency situation, or tricky landing on Saint Martin Island or between mountains at Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong…).
A no-limits yet zero-risk adventure!

Observatoire du Pic du Midi© Dominique VIET - CRT Midi-Pyrénées

Take off at the Pic du Midi

This time, the altitude is real! Via cable-car, you climb to 2877 metres – a breathtaking ascent that transports you to one of the most beautiful panoramas in the Pyrenees. Welcome to pure air!
Don’t hesitate to spend an unforgettable night at the summit of the Pic du Midi: the air is a bit cool, but the sunset and star-studded night sky are simply majestic!

La Cité de l'Espace à Toulouse - Cité de l'Espace: Toulouse's space adventure park© Manuel Huynh

Cité de l’Espace: your head in the stars!

The Cité de l’Espace gives you an inside look at the ultimate goal in the aerospace adventure: exploring the universe! More than 2500 sq.m. of interactive exhibitions await you. See what it feels like to be an astronaut, and unlock some of science’s greatest secrets. The stars are within your reach!