Toulouse: with his restaurant, Philippe Canonges is on the front page every day

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Opened almost twenty years ago by Philippe Canonges, the bar à la Une brings dynamism to the Roseraie district, a growing sector

A few steps from the Roseraie metro station, on the edge of rue Louis Plana, both curious and regulars cannot miss the large shaded terrace of the bar à la Une.

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the head of the bar, Philippe Canonge leaves his apron to return to the place of his establishment in the district. This Aveyronnais, exiled in Toulouse for twenty years, sells his accounting business to invest in the neighborhood. He buys three houses including an old farm which he transforms into a bar and a restaurant. The initial idea is to offer home cooking with local products, within a radius of one hundred kilometres.

A lively place in an evolving neighborhood

“We are practically the only ones to lead a neighborhood life”, notes Philippe. As soon as he arrives, the bar attracts people thanks to its terrace, especially in summer. Today, the establishment receives as many locals as “a clientele from the city center, bringing a certain dynamism to the sector. According to him, local shops are lacking. In rue Louis Plana, there are the necessary: ​​a bakery and a tobacconist. However, the district is experiencing an increase of its population with many buildings being built.

“It’s the restaurant at heart here,” confides Philippe, for whom the headline bar is one of the first. three partners, the latest being a restaurant opened this year in Biarritz.

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