Toulouse

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Garonne featuring a river or creek, heritage architecture and a sunset
Walk amid the blush-colored terracotta façades in la Ville Rose (the Pink City) and find busy marketplaces, live music venues and the mighty Canal du Midi.

Toulouse is a dynamic metropolis in southwestern France and capital of the Haute-Garonne department. Throughout Toulouse’s Old Town, majestic heritage terracotta buildings give the city its dusky-pink hue and charming nickname. Wander along rambling alleys and broad boulevards, admiring glowing façades. Enter the wider cityscape, where students, scientists and engineers endeavor to uphold the city’s reputation for technological innovation.

Explore Toulouse’s distinctive Vieux Quartier enclosed by the banks of the Garonne River and the Canal du Midi to admire the city’s heritage shopfronts, churches and historic Occitan flair. Investigate the Saint Sernin Basilica to appreciate its ornate architecture and understand its significance as a stop on the Arles pilgrimage trail. Toulouse Cathedral and the Jacobins Convent are also remarkable religious structures. Tour the Capitole de Toulouse complex to visit the historic opera house, the magnificent Hôtel de Ville and a 16th-century keep. View these buildings from the spacious Place du Capitole.

Toulouse features one of France’s largest and oldest universities and many important headquarters in the European aerospace industry. Learn about Toulouse’s achievements in aeronautical innovation when you explore the Cité de l’espace (City of Space) theme park or the Aeroscopia aviation museum. The ultra-modern Médiathèque José Cabanis houses the city’s fascinating library.

Enjoy fresh air in the sprawling Jardin des Plantes where there are themed gardens and a restaurant. Stroll along the riverbank or take a boat cruise for views of Toulouse’s cityscape, as well as Pont Neuf and Pont Saint Pierre. Journey through five centuries of European art wandering the galleries of the Hôtel d’Assézat. As evening falls, head to one of Toulouse’s atmospheric bars to get a taste of the local music scene.

Access Toulouse easily via its local airport and intercity railway. Use Toulouse’s comprehensive public transit network or explore the city by bike. Visit rose-tinted Toulouse to experience contemporary dynamism in a picturesque setting.

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Where to stay in Toulouse

Eklo Toulouse
Eklo Toulouse
Pl. de la Charte des Libertés Communales, 2, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, 31300
The price is $41 per night from Dec 27 to Dec 28
$41
per night
Dec 27 - Dec 28
Stay at this family-friendly hotel in Toulouse. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Zenith de Toulouse and Toulouse Hippodrome ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (62 reviews)
Cheap, clean, ok location with public transit
"My stay was so-so. I booked a private twin bed with a shower. Bathroom was great. (I had a small issue with the sink that was promptly fixed.) However room had no a/c (perhaps I should have read the description more carefully), sheets were low quality and scratchy, no nightstand, and no curtain which ..."

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Eklo Toulouse
NH Toulouse Airport
NH Toulouse Airport
4 out of 5
15 Rue Charles Lindberg, Blagnac, Haute-Garonne, 31700
The price is $108 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 11
$108
per night
Dec 10 - Dec 11
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Blagnac. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (447 reviews)
"Excellent stay! Staff was wonderful and the food amazingly good!"

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

NH Toulouse Airport
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 $86 per night from Dec 27 to Dec 28
$86
per night
Dec 27 - Dec 28
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! (979 reviews)
"Loved the location and cleanliness and good value. Bathroom spotless but a little dingy, bits of enamel chipped etc. Breakfast was limited no porridge bran flakes or boiled eggs but otherwise good orange juice coffee and bread rolls. Reception helpful and friendly"

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2022

Crowne Plaza Toulouse, an IHG Hotel
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.
ResidHotel Toulouse Centre
ResidHotel Toulouse Centre
11 Avenue de la Garonnette, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, 31000
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Toulouse. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (521 reviews)
"Good location, walking distance to Centre and tram"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022

ResidHotel Toulouse Centre
Residhome Toulouse Ponts Jumeaux
Residhome Toulouse Ponts Jumeaux
3 out of 5
105 Boulevard de l'Embouchure, Toulouse, 31200
Stay at this 3-star residence in Toulouse. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a fitness center. Popular attractions Canal de Brienne and Japanese Garden Toulouse ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (162 reviews)
Better than your average hotel !
"Great place to stay for mini break in Toulouse. Lovely staff, really clean and comfortable room. Nice location, if a bit out of the centre, Canal du Midi metro about a 15 minute walk, Casino shop and baker very close by"

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022

Residhome Toulouse Ponts Jumeaux
Odalys City Centre Compans Caffarelli
Odalys City Centre Compans Caffarelli
3 out of 5
39 rue du Béarnais, Toulouse, 31000
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Toulouse. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Canal de Brienne and Japanese Garden Toulouse ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (35 reviews)
"The rooms are very clean, beds very comfortable. The pictures show that the rooms have balconies, but they do not. Nice outdoor terrace to sit on."

Reviewed on Oct 23, 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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