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“Disappointing”

Airbus Factory Tour
Ranked #7 of 35 Tours in Toulouse
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed July 31, 2013

No nice movie theater, no nice bus tour on the site, little view of the plant. If you are in the neighbourhood visit but dont plan a trip specially for this

3  Thank GTholland
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

I went with three friends (all elderly) and we all enjoyed it. The hostess was very informative and we liked the take off and landing especially as cockpit visits are not allowed anymore. The sheer scale of it you cannot appreciate when you only see it flying. I can't wait to get on board!

1  Thank wriggle2
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

I had visited the Boeing factory back in March 2013, and I was hoping we can match the Americans if not do better!

But unfortunately the tour was immensely disappointing as you don’t get to see as much, as one does with the Boeing tour.

The tour guide was a recent graduate, and she was essentially presenting a paper and NOT talking to the people on the tour.

The visitor centre is OK, limited but OK. Again it pains me to admit Boeing did a much better job at this as they have an actual (small) aviation museum with rooftop viewing centre, not just a few posters, a few aircraft bits and a video!!!

All in all, I believe Airbus Toulouse have a lot of room for improvements in all areas.
The Airbus story is inspiring and what they’re doing with the A380s, etc does deserve to be showcased better....at the moment, it is not worth the €15 per adult entrance fee.
- Photography is not allowed
- Allow more time than you think to get there, the traffic around the airport was a nightmare
- Ample free parking available on site

This is the website to book tickets:http://www.manatour.fr/?lang=en

Thank Manu_MJ
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

I did the A380 tour at lets visit Airbus today with my two sons (11 and 16), the company offers 2 more tours but we choose this. The tour starts with a 30 minutes wait in the gift shop and afterwards a short introduction to the A380 and first flight in a mockup control room. Then by bus to one of two A380 final assembly hangers where you can have a look at 3 assembly workstations from a height of 20 meters and behind a glass window and again a short movie about the transport of the various components. Finally you return to the visitor center for a look in a mockup section of an A380 cabin dating back to 2001....

I must say that as an aircraft enthusiast and private pilot i still enjoyed the part overlooking the assembly line but furthermore the visit not justified the 430km we had to drive for it.....

It could have been so much more, maybe a 'little' closer to and actual airplane, maybe the bus could have driven around the A380 complex and hangers to show some extra insides instead of just a 2 min drive to and from the elevator....

My advise skip this visit and just watch discovery channel!! Cheaper and more fun.

Hopefully something will change in the future.

3  Thank Rob B
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

A very interesting tour. Unfortunately it was a Monday morning, and eveyone just back at work after the weekend, so didn't see a lot of action. Apart from that, the hostess, Stephanie was very informative and pleasant to listen to. Good to see, and really enjoyed it.

Thank Pamela S
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