Christophe Vidal, the president of Toulouse Nocturne association and Occitanie Nocturne, Toulouse’s mayor of the night 2014. He is also editor of the magazine Minuit (Midnight) in Toulouse.
He has been elected Nightmayor at the end of 2013 (independant of any political party). In 2014, Toulouse Nocturne has organised the first Estates General of Toulouse, published a book of the night with 80 workers testimonies in all professional sectors. It has also organised the Night Ceremony which reward night workers. Christophe Vidal met all election municipal candidates in 2014 in order to raise awareness them to the issues related of the night. He also did it for the last Regional elections. In 2015, Toulouse Nocturne has published a prevention guide Your guide to risks at night. He is also realizing a study on the economic and social night weight with the city hall and has implemented of “Your Driver”, transport at night, every Thursday, Friday ans Saturday since february 23rd. In 2017, he has created Occitanie Nocturne association to develop activities on the region, first in Montpellier city. Toulouse Nocturne has one satellite: Paris Nocturne.
Toulouse Nocturne association
Toulouse Nocturne is leading the debate on people’s rights and obligations in the city of Toulouse by night and day. It also contributes to the public debate regarding the city’s night-time policy, looking at how we can reconcile the needs of workers, sleepers and revellers in terms of transport, safety, health, culture, urban planning and trade. This think tank is an independent association of local residents, experts, professionals working on the ground, and those with ideas about the city at night. While mainly focused on the city of Toulouse, it sometimes extends its scope to the national or even international arena.Christophe Vidal Président de Toulouse Nocturne
Président de Occitanie Nocturne Maire de la Nuit 2014 de Toulouse 06 70 46 31 66 www.toulousenocturne.com
Toulouse (UK: /tuːˈluːz/; French pronunciation: [tuluz] ( listen) locally: [tuˈluzə] ( listen); Occitan: Tolosa [tuˈluzɔ], Latin: Tolosa) is the capital of the French department of Haute-Garonne and of the region of Occitanie. The city is on the banks of the River Garonne, 150 kilometres (93 miles) from the Mediterranean Sea, 230 km (143 mi) from the Atlantic Ocean and 680 km (420 mi) from Paris. It is the fourth-largest city in France, with, 466,297 inhabitants as of January 2014. The Toulouse Metro area, with 1,312,304 inhabitants, as of 2014, is France's fourth-largest metropolitan area, after Paris, Lyon and Marseille, ahead of Lille and Bordeaux. Toulouse is the centre of the European aerospace industry, with the headquarters of the Airbus Group (formerly EADS), the Galileo positioning system, the SPOT satellite system, ATR and the Aerospace Valley. It also hosts the European headquarters of Intel and CNES's Toulouse Space Centre (CST), the largest space centre in Europe. Thales Alenia Space, and Astrium Satellites also have a significant presence in Toulouse. The University of Toulouse is one of the oldest in Europe (founded in 1229) and, with more than 103,000 students, it is the fourth-largest university campus in France, after the universities of Paris, Lyon and Lille. The air route between Toulouse–Blagnac and Paris Orly is the busiest in Europe, transporting 2.4 million passengers in 2014. According to the rankings of L'Express and Challenges, Toulouse is the most dynamic French city. The city was the capital of the Visigothic Kingdom in the 5th century and the capital of the province of Languedoc in the Late Middle Ages and early modern period (provinces were abolished during the French Revolution), making it the unofficial capital of the cultural region of Occitania (Southern France). It is now the capital of the Occitanie region, the largest region in Metropolitan France. A city with unique architecture made of pinkish terracotta bricks, which earned it the nickname la Ville Rose ("the Pink City"), Toulouse counts two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Canal du Midi (designated in 1996 and shared with other cities), and the Basilica of St. Sernin, the largest remaining Romanesque building in Europe, designated in 1998 because of its significance to the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage route. Source: Wiki