Pocket Guide: Four-Star Hotels in Toulouse
The city of Toulouse is the hub of Europe’s aerospace industry. Employing over 124,000 people in the fields of aviation, space flight, and associated fields, ‘Aerospace Valley’ comprises more than 500 companies, as well as 8,500 researchers and scientists. No surprise then, that Toulouse provides an extensive range of accommodation to cater to this market, including a large selection of four-star hotels both in and around the city centre and in the immediate vicinity of Toulouse-Blagnac Airport.
Toulouse Hotels for Business and Pleasure
Of course, not every four-star hotel in Toulouse is a business hotel – Expedia’s selection also includes a choice of both modern and historic city centre places to stay ideally placed for a leisurely stay. But the majority do primarily serve the business travel market, offering amenities such as meeting, conferencing and event space, airport shuttles, fitness centres and, in some instances, free car parking.
What Are Some Interesting Things to Do in Toulouse?
With so many business travellers staying in Toulouse, many four-star hotels are at their busiest during the working week. Leisure travellers can take advantage of this by booking a stay over the weekend when Toulouse is quieter, and make the most of everything the Pink City has to offer.
Keen foodies should pay a visit to one of the many local-produce markets to stock up on cheese, charcuterie or fancy confectionary made from dark chocolate, meringue and marzipan. Another local speciality is violet, which is often incorporated into various foodstuffs including honey, vinegar, biscuits and certain condiments. And if that’s not enough, head to one of the many Toulouse restaurants which specialise in the city’s best known dish: cassoulet. This slow-cooked casserole is an essential part of the region’s cuisine and an opportunity to try it on home turf shouldn’t be missed.
Other must-do Toulouse experiences include everything from people-watching in the Place du Capitole and getting lost in the meandering streets of the old town, to floating down the Canal du Midi on a barge or simply strolling alongside the Garonne River. Whether you’re here for business, pleasure or both, you’re sure to find a four-star hotel that’s right for your style of trip.