Looked after by one of the characters of L’Envol des Pionniers, explore the entire historic site of Montaudran, from the airfield to the assembly buildings… A guided tour which will surprise you.
Tour de Piste
Through this 1-hour tour, you can relive the story of this cradle of aviation in Toulouse through the feats (large and small) studding the saga of La Ligne (The Line). Follow in the footsteps of the pioneers who shaped today’s aeronautics !
Didier Daurat’s Office
Visit a reconstitution of the office of the famous and iconic Didier Daurat
Didier Daurat, operations manager of Les Lignes Aériennes Latécoère, then Compagnie Générale Aérospostale. He was the renowned and strict operations manager of Toulouse-Montaudran. Didier Daurat enabled the survival of the company in his time, thanks to his consistency and his risk management.
His faithfully reconstructed office will allow young and old to understand the role and values of this extraordinary character.
- 5€ in addition to the entrance ticket (to be taken on site)
Le Wagon Postal
Exclusive: visit a genuine postal railway car, whose arrival at the Matabiau Station marked the beginning of La Ligne’s airmail adventure…
Visit a postal railway car for a step back in time to June 1930.
Relive the adventure of ‘ambulant’ postmen, who sorted the mail onboard with phenomenal speed in dedicated railcars.
Take advantage of the explanations and anecdotes provided the docent.
The noise of the steam locomotive, mail sorting cases on the sides of the car, 1930s post office labels from the Haute-Garonne Département, lights flickering to the beat of the train’s vibrations, mailbags weighing up to 30kg, etc.
Everything is exactly as it was at the time.
Le wagon postal : A Toulouse Métropole project, in partnership with the SNCF (National Railway), Région Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée, Musée Postal des Anciens Ambulants de Toulouse, INA (Institut National de l’Audiovisuel), Musée Air France and Air France.