Stay near Place Wilson in Toulouse
The Place Wilson area of Toulouse makes a great central base for your stay. This lively public square is less than a 15-minute walk from the Gare de Toulouse-Matabiau railway station, and a similar distance from the River Garonne, placing it right in the heart of Toulouse’s historic centre.
A stately oval plaza named in honour of former US president Thomas Woodrow Wilson, Place Wilson can be found at the far end of Allée Jean Jaurès, which runs south-west from the Canal du Midi. Home to a large central fountain with a statue of Occitan poet Péire Godolin, it’s characterised by large shady trees and a paved area with benches backed by lawns. Popular for its relaxation and people-watching opportunities, there are also many al fresco cafes nearby for you pass the time in.
What Type of Hotels Are in Place Wilson?
Hotels on or within a few minutes’ walk of Place Wilson range from four-star accommodation by the likes of Novotel and Mercure, to independent two-, three- and four-star places to stay aimed at all kinds for travellers. Many are housed in historic townhouses built from the traditional pink terracotta bricks which gave the city its La Ville Rose nickname.
Slightly further afield – but still within easy reach of Place Wilson – is a string of economy hotels alongside the Canal du Midi, offering easy access to this placid waterway for boat trips, walks and cycle trips along the towpath.
What is There to See and Do in the Place Wilson Area?
Just to the south of Place Wilson is the Galeries Lafayette department store, perfect for those hoping to pick up some new clothes, shoes, beauty products or accessories on their travels. You’ll also find plenty of other big-name retail brands in this part of the city, because the Centre Commercial Espace Saint Georges shopping mall is also only a three-minute walk away.
For evening entertainment, dine in one of the many restaurants along Rue des 7 Troubadours, then take in a production at the Theatre National de Toulouse Midi-Pyrenees. With so many city highlights close at hand, you’ll be glad you chose to stay in a hotel near Place Wilson.