The name Tournefeuille does not have unquestionable source. It could come owing to the fact that the village was before in a forest, and thus Entouré of sheets . This would give in Languedocien (a dialect of language of oc) entornefeil , from where Tornefeil .
Its inhabitants is called Tournefeuillais.
Blazon: Sliced: with the first of azure to the two gold keys in saltire, to the sinople second to the dumb money vault, the money band charged with two shells of crimson stitching on the feature of the partition; on the whole, with the escutcheon of mouths charged with a cross cléchée, emptied, pommetée of twelve gold coins.
The first traces of dwelling date from the Préhistoire, as excavations carried out along Touch show it. But the village is really formed during the Moyen-âge. Tournefeuille is a seigniory and the appendix of the Paroisse of Saint Nicolas's Day of Toulouse as of 1503, the Seigneurie becomes a Marquisat under Louis XIV.
Tournefeuille remains a small village until in the years 1960, reaching the thousand of inhabitants painfully. Of 1960 with 1990, the city increases exponentially: benefitting from the dynamism of Toulouse, it passes from 2200 to 17000 inhabitants. In 1999, it counted 22000 inhabitants (given INSEE) and would reach of 25-28000 inhabitants in 2005.
Places and monuments
church of Saint-Pierre built in 1770 with a characteristic Wall-belfry.
- Yannick Souvré : player of Basketball
- Gaël Clichy: football player with arsenal
Association Retina France " to overcome the diseases of the vue" site
- Association of the Garden S of Tournefeuille (Garden S family): * Association Culture and Loisirs of Pahin
CinemasTournefeuille is equipped with a Cinéma Utopia, a independent Cinéma, located Impasse of the castle , behind the Mairie.
Cultural Stucture of agglomeration
- the Shop of Writing of Large Toulouse located at Tournefeuille is a resource center of the Ateliers of writing, which proposes workshops of creation to the 25 communes of * Grand Toulouse.
"Tournefeuille" , it is also the name of a publisher which in particular published Yves Pestipon, with illustrations of Patrick Guallino. This publisher is from now on in Montolieu, village of the book, in the Aude.
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