Toulouse

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Garonne which includes heritage architecture, a river or creek and a sunset

In the heart of the south-west, Toulouse is the perfect destination for a weekend break or longer stay. Boasting a rich history and a whole host of cultural influences, everyone should visit the Pink City at least once.

Celebrated in Claude Nougaro's famous song, Toulouse is a city with a real southern French feel, with its narrow streets and distinctive architecture. The city centre is full of ancient buildings and museums.

The iconic Place du Capitole is a good starting point for any visit, or if you're so inclined, to enjoy a drink outdoors, to admire the square and the facade of the Capitole and to drink in the city's atmosphere. Just nearby is the Couvent des Jacobins, an unmissable mediaeval gem. The cloister and the church are simply breathtaking.

The river Garonne flows through Toulouse and its riverbanks are perfect for walks and picnics, weather permitting. From the Quayside, below the city, you'll have a stunning view over the fantastic Pont Neuf and the waves.

For a panoramic view over the city's rooftops, head for Carmes car park. At the end of the day, the setting sun really brings out the city's pink brickwork. You won't regret it!

Toulouse is also the European capital of the aviation and space industry. In particular, Airbus has its headquarters in the city, which is also home to the amazing Cité de l’espace. This space-themed amusement park will let you into all the secrets of space and explore real rockets and other treasures that are out of this world. An unforgettable experience that will leave young and old alike starry-eyed, whether or not they are science buffs.

It's impossible to talk about Toulouse without mentioning its cuisine. Toulouse cuisine is the typical fare of south-western France: confits of poultry, foie gras, cassoulet and Toulouse sausage, as well as products made from violet. If you'd like to take home a sweet souvenir, crystallised violet petals are one of the city's famous specialities.

Toulouse is the perfect destination for sunshine, relaxation and a welcoming atmosphere.

In the heart of the south-west, Toulouse is the perfect destination for a weekend break or longer stay. Boasting a rich history and a whole host of cultural influences, everyone should visit the Pink City at least once.

Celebrated in Claude Nougaro's famous song, Toulouse is a city with a real southern French feel, with its narrow streets and distinctive architecture. The city centre is full of ancient buildings and museums.

The iconic Place du Capitole is a good starting point for any visit, or if you're so inclined, to enjoy a drink outdoors, to admire the square and the facade of the Capitole and to drink in the city's atmosphere. Just nearby is the Couvent des Jacobins, an unmissable mediaeval gem. The cloister and the church are simply breathtaking.

The river Garonne flows through Toulouse and its riverbanks are perfect for walks and picnics, weather permitting. From the Quayside, below the city, you'll have a stunning view over the fantastic Pont Neuf and the waves.

For a panoramic view over the city's rooftops, head for Carmes car park. At the end of the day, the setting sun really brings out the city's pink brickwork. You won't regret it!

Toulouse is also the European capital of the aviation and space industry. In particular, Airbus has its headquarters in the city, which is also home to the amazing Cité de l’espace. This space-themed amusement park will let you into all the secrets of space and explore real rockets and other treasures that are out of this world. An unforgettable experience that will leave young and old alike starry-eyed, whether or not they are science buffs.

It's impossible to talk about Toulouse without mentioning its cuisine. Toulouse cuisine is the typical fare of south-western France: confits of poultry, foie gras, cassoulet and Toulouse sausage, as well as products made from violet. If you'd like to take home a sweet souvenir, crystallised violet petals are one of the city's famous specialities.

Toulouse is the perfect destination for sunshine, relaxation and a welcoming atmosphere.

Where to stay in Toulouse

Grand Hotel de l'Opera, BW Premier Collection
Grand Hotel de l'Opera, BW Premier Collection
4 out of 5
1 Place Du Capitole, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, 31000
The price is £87 per night from 24 Jul to 25 Jul
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Toulouse. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (584 reviews)
"We loved that the property was right by Place du Capitole. It was very convenient to dining and shopping. It was good that there was a parking garage close by."

Reviewed on 16 Jun 2022

Grand Hotel de l'Opera, BW Premier Collection
Crowne Plaza Toulouse, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Toulouse, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
7 Place Du Capitole, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, 31000
The price is £92 per night from 24 Jul to 25 Jul
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Toulouse. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (957 reviews)
"Nice hotel in a great central location. Staff very helpful."

Reviewed on 18 Jun 2022

Crowne Plaza Toulouse, an IHG Hotel
Appart-Hôtel Clément Ader
Appart-Hôtel Clément Ader
4 out of 5
23 rue Bayard, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, 31000
The price is £135 per night from 19 Jul to 20 Jul
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly residence in Toulouse. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the comfy rooms ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (232 reviews)
"The location of the property is very convenient - between the city center and Matabiau railway station. The apartment style rooms are fully equipped for cooking though I did not cook. When I tried to use the electric kettle (for hot water), I found it to be greasy. So I thought I would heat water ..."

Reviewed on 22 Jun 2022

Appart-Hôtel Clément Ader
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Zenitude Hôtel - Résidences Toulouse Métropole
Zenitude Hôtel - Résidences Toulouse Métropole
3 out of 5
1 Allee Antoine Osete, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, 31100
The price is £55 per night from 6 Jul to 7 Jul
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Toulouse. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
3.9/5 Good! (205 reviews)
"Customer service is great. The property is close to bus stop and the supermarket is next door. Staffs are friendly and thw manager is a great guy. He help us most of the time to what to do around the coty."

Reviewed on 26 Oct 2019

Zenitude Hôtel - Résidences Toulouse Métropole
Appart-Hôtel Clément Ader
Appart-Hôtel Clément Ader
4 out of 5
23 rue Bayard, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, 31000
The price is £135 per night from 19 Jul to 20 Jul
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly residence in Toulouse. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the comfy rooms ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (232 reviews)
"The location of the property is very convenient - between the city center and Matabiau railway station. The apartment style rooms are fully equipped for cooking though I did not cook. When I tried to use the electric kettle (for hot water), I found it to be greasy. So I thought I would heat water ..."

Reviewed on 22 Jun 2022

Appart-Hôtel Clément Ader
Odalys City Centre Compans Caffarelli
Odalys City Centre Compans Caffarelli
3 out of 5
39 rue du Béarnais, Toulouse, 31000
The price is £105 per night from 2 Jul to 3 Jul
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Toulouse. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Capitole de Toulouse and Airbus are located ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (8 reviews)
"Perfect property. Nothing to dislike about. Highly recommend."

Reviewed on 10 Apr 2022

Odalys City Centre Compans Caffarelli
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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