Hotels in Toulouse’s Purpan
With its convenient position between the city centre and Blagnac Airport, the Purpan area of Toulouse is a popular place to stay. Home to the major Purpan Hospital, as well as the Roman Amphitheatre of Toulouse, it attracts both business travellers and tourists and offers various types of accommodation.
What Kind of Hotels Are in Purpan?
Purpan neighbourhood hotels cater to aviation industry workers, those needing proximity to Purpan hospital and leisure travellers who want to stay close to the airport whilst still being able to easily reach Toulouse city centre.
Accommodation choices range from simple mid-range properties with functional, streamlined rooms, to more deluxe accommodation from well-known brands such as Novotel. Slightly further afield, you’ll find many more business-focused hotels in the immediate vicinity of the airport, as well as a good range of extended-stay apartment hotels with kitchens, which could be a good choice if you’re planning on staying in town for a week or more.
How Well Connected Is Purpan?
Purpan is extremely well connected with the rest of Toulouse, either by the road network or by public transport. The T1 and T2 tram lines travel through Purpan on their way from the airport to the city centre, and terminate at the Palais de Justice station just over the River Garonne, on the right bank. There are also three bus lines which serve Purpan Hospital, including one which heads out to the western suburb of Colomiers.
Once in the city centre, don’t miss the chance to experience some of the highlights of Toulouse. No trip to the city would be complete without a boat trip along the Canal du Midi, which also offers a shady towpath for those who would prefer to walk or cycle alongside it. You could also spend some time absorbing the atmosphere of the old town’s narrow streets and alleyways, or visit one of the many art galleries and museums, such as Les Abattoirs. Once you’ve had your fill of city attractions, return to your Purpan hotel for a decent night’s sleep.