We were a group of professional Railway people who visited Toulouse for a day looking for both the history of public transport and knowledge on the contemporary public transportation systems. In the search for places of interest we stumbled upon the website of Toulouse Guided Walks. This was a stroke of good luck as Elyse happened to be the best possible answer to our search.
Elyse agreed to accept the challenge and arrange a custom day out in Toulouse and to research and arrange a day to cater to our more or less strange interests. The challenge included contacting the local authority managing the integrated public transport system of Toulouse and here Elyse managed to arrange access to technical sites of great interest to the group.
The biggest surprise of the day was the enthusiasm that Elyse exhibited and the effort she had invested in researching the topics of interest to the group. We had a great day walking around Toulouse, riding the Metro and Tramway, having a great lunch and visiting sites of professional interest. Throughout the entire day Elyse showed good spirit in explaining the history of the city and answering our questions and acting as translator when our French did not suffice. Even for the technical parts of the visit, where the focus of discussion became very technical did Elyse keep her enthusiasm.
For anyone visiting Toulouse we highly recommend taking advantage of Elyse and Toulouse Guided Walks. Elyse is able to tell stories with enthusiasm and make the past come alive by relating the past to why and how we live today. The one regret that we can point at is that we did not ask Elyse to give a guided tour of Carcassonne as well.
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