Atlanta Toulouse Sister Cities Committee

Bringing Atlanta and Toulouse Citizens Together.
The Atlanta-Toulouse Sister Cities Committee’s (ATSCC) mission is to establish friendships and promote cultural understanding between the people of Toulouse and Atlanta through citizens exchanges, educational programs and dynamic events.

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Successful Cultural Exchange Since 1974

The Atlanta-Toulouse Sister Cities Committee’s (ATSCC) mission is to establish friendships and promote cultural understanding between the people of Toulouse and Atlanta through citizens exchanges, educational programs and dynamic events.

About Us

Something For Everyone!

The Atlanta Toulouse Sister City Committee (ATSCC) operates under the umbrella of Sister Cities International. Atlanta began her official sister city relationship with Toulouse on December 17, 1974 when then mayors  Maynard Jackson of Atlanta and Pierre Baudis of Toulouse signed a proclamation declaring Toulouse and Atlanta sister cities.

Jackson had lived in Toulouse as a child, while his mother was pursuing her doctorate in French. He felt that the two sister cities would make excellent partners. And they have!

Jackson and Baudis sign the Atlanta-Toulouse agreement

The City of Atlanta

The state of Georgia’s capital city has a population of 575,000, with the metro area composed of 5.75 million people. Atlanta is the transportation hub of the southeastern United States and is home to The Coca-Cola Co., Delta Airlines, Georgia Pacific Co., UPS, CNN and AT&T Mobility. The city is also home to the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson International.

Atlanta is also home to many fine universities including Emory University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Morehouse College and Georgia State University. The Atlanta Braves (baseball), Atlanta Falcons (American football), Atlanta Hawks (basketball) and Atlanta United (soccer) are the city’s fine major league sports teams.

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The City of Toulouse

Known in France as la ville rose (the pink city), Toulouse is France’s fourth largest city with a population of 457,000. The city’s metropolitan area is the sixth largest in France. Located 370 miles south of the city of Paris, halfway between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, Toulouse is home to the headquarters of Airbus, Galileo Positioning System, the Spot Satellite System, and CNES’s Toulouse Space Center, (CST), Europe’s largest space center. The city is also a major French university location, with 4 universities and 16 quality institutes.

As a member of ATSCC, you will have the benefit of attending our many exciting events, as well as being a member of the city of Atlanta’s most dynamic sister cities group. Make new friendships, have fun, and, if you like, join one of our active subcommittees. It is not a requirement that you speak French to become a member!

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From the Blog

Saturday, June 19 – Nuit Blanche

Saturday, June 19 – Nuit Blanche

“La Nuit Blanche” (the white evening) is a tradition started in Paris in 1988. It has grown until today it is celebrated in 85 cities in 30 countries. The 30th anniversary dinner in Paris had 17,000 participants. Our Nuit Blanche will be held on June 19 at 7PM in...

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Conversation Around Cheese

The creative genius of Martine Tartour opened the doors (literally) for the Atlanta-Toulouse Sister Cities Committee to explore the wonderful world of cheese on May 8, 2021.  Member Neevra Walker offered her beautiful Buckhead cottage to host 20 members and guests of...

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