06 July31 August


Every Saturday from 6 July to 31 August, L’Envol des Pionniers opens its doors until at night!

Until 10pm

©L'Envol des Pionniers-Auteur Manuel Huynh
©L’Envol des Pionniers-Auteur Manuel Huynh

One hundred years after Pierre Georges Latécoère’s first flight, rediscover the fabulous epic of the Aéropostale in its historical buildings! ‘La Ligne’ was an extraordinary challenge that rallied hundreds of men and women around Mermoz, Guillaumet or Saint-Exupéry in an incredible adventure. What adventure? – you may ask. Nothing less than crossing a desert, an ocean and the second highest mountain in the world, pushing the planes and the men beyond their limits.

Mail had to be transported and so the men had to excel themselves!

It is there, on the site of L’Envol des Pionniers itself, that the great love story between Toulouse and aviation began!

With music to accompany you throughout these summer nights: discover the evening music programme!

Saturday 6 and 20 July
Saturday 3, 10, 17 and 24 August
Collectif Zeste

The Collectif Zeste presents ‘Courrier Sud’ – a programme celebrating the Aéropostale pioneers through music inspired by countries from the Aéropostale routes (Spain, the Maghreb, Senegal, Argentina and Brazil), as well as extracts from the works of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Jean Mermoz and Joseph Kessel.
4 musicians and 2 dancers in period costumes.

Saturday 13 July
Trio Vacano Cumbias

Vacano is Columbia’s most popular expression for saying something is ‘super’, ‘great’, ‘cool’, ‘fun’, etc…. Trio interprets well-known, musical themes that are sometimes forgotten, in a simple, celebratory and friendly style.
3 musicians.

Saturday 27 July
In Partnership with the Halle de la Machine, part of the festival Toulouse d’été
Les Roger’s – Brass Band Creole & New Orleans
An unfurled wire between L’Envol des Pionniers and the Halle de La Machine. What if Les Rogers transformed the historic Aéropostale pioneer trail into a new labyrinth under the watch of the Minotaure? What if they lent Orpheus his lyre to invite you to a new trance between Creole and jazz music in the great New-Orleans tradition…Get into the trance!

18h – 18h25: La Halle de La Machine > La Piste des Géants > L’Envol des Pioneers
19h – 19h25: L’Envol des Pionniers > La Piste des Géants > La Halle de La Machine
20h – 20h25: La Halle de La Machine > La Piste des Géants > L’Envol des Pionniers
21h – 21h25: L’Envol des Pionniers > La Piste des Géants > La Halle de La Machine

Saturday 31 août
In Partnership with the Halle de la Machine

The Filibusters – Fanfare Pirate New-Orleans & Surf Music
‘Swing-wing’ pirate fanfare. The Filibusters presents a repertoire, sailing the turbulent waters of Funk through the most Rock and Roll of storms. When the energy of the soloists meets the effects of the rhythm, the journey promises to be eventful …

Practical Information

Site open until 10pm. Last ticket sale: 9pm.

Free nocturnes

Entrance fee to the exhibitions of L’Envol des Pionniers : 8€ (standard) / 5€ (discount)