Toulouse

Travel Guide
Toulouse showing a city and street scenes as well as a small group of people

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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.

Where to stay in Toulouse

Garonne which includes heritage architecture, a river or creek and night scenes

Toulouse City-Centre

4.5/5(130 area reviews)

Noted for its historic sites and river views, there's plenty to explore in Toulouse City-Centre. Top attractions like Church of the Jacobins and Place du Capitole are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at Capitole Station or Jeanne d'Arc Metro Station to see more of the city.

Toulouse City-Centre
Jardin des Plantes which includes a park, flowers and wildflowers

Toulouse South-East

4/5(13 area reviews)

Toulouse South-East is well-liked for its parks and casinos. If you're hoping to get in some sightseeing, Casino Theater Barriere of Toulouse and Jardin des Plantes are top spots, and you can jump on the metro at Faculté de Pharmacie Metro Station or Rangueil Station to get around.

Toulouse South-East
Capitole de Toulouse featuring dining out, a city and night scenes

Capitole

Discover Capitole, memorable for its historic sites. Popular attractions in Capitole include Place du Capitole and Church of the Jacobins, and you can see more of the area by hopping on the metro at Capitole Station.

Capitole
Cite de l\'Espace which includes interior views

Toulouse East

3.5/5(4 area reviews)

Toulouse East is a destination travelers like for its coffeehouses, and you might hop aboard the metro at Roseraie Metro Station or Jolimont Station to explore sights like Cite de l'Espace.

Toulouse East
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Toulouse North

Get to know Toulouse North and its many features like its restaurants and parks. You might want to explore sights like Ernest-Wallon Stadium and Canal du Midi, and you can jump on the metro at La Vache Station or Trois Cocus Metro Station to get around the city.

Toulouse North
Museum of the Augustins featuring heritage architecture, a city and night scenes

Saint-Georges

4/5(4 area reviews)

Shopping and restaurants are highlights of Saint-Georges. Make a stop by Place Wilson or Saint George Place while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Jean-Jaurès Metro Station to get around town.

Saint-Georges
The Social Hub Toulouse
The Social Hub Toulouse
1 Rue de Sébastopol, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
The price is $84 per night from Jun 16 to Jun 17
$84
$107 total
includes taxes & fees
Jun 16 - Jun 17
Stay at this hotel in Toulouse. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and breakfast (surcharge). Popular attractions Place du Capitole and Cite de l'Espace are ...
8.6/10 Excellent! (77 reviews)
"Lots of things to do, very welcoming, lovely environment. Our room was slightly dusty, but nothing major and the area nearby can feel slightly uncomfortable, a large amount of homelessness. But the hotel itself and it’s facilities were excellent."

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2024

The Social Hub Toulouse
Comfort Hotel Toulouse Sud
Comfort Hotel Toulouse Sud
3 out of 5
5 Avenue Des Cretes, Ramonville-Saint-Agne, Haute-Garonne
The price is $50 per night from Jun 2 to Jun 3
$50
$58 total
includes taxes & fees
Jun 2 - Jun 3
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Ramonville-Saint-Agne. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast (surcharge). Our guests praise the property ...
7.4/10 Good! (633 reviews)
"Staff was very helpful and friendly, but my wife has mobility restrictions and it was vey difficult to get into the shower because of the bathtub. The breakfast also seemed to be overpriced for what you got."

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024

Comfort Hotel Toulouse Sud
Plaza Hotel Capitole Toulouse
Plaza Hotel Capitole Toulouse
4 out of 5
7 Place Du Capitole, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
The price is $123 per night from Jun 16 to Jun 17
$123
$146 total
includes taxes & fees
Jun 16 - Jun 17
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Toulouse. Enjoy breakfast (surcharge), room service, and a 24-hour health club. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
8.8/10 Excellent! (990 reviews)
"Excellent location, spacious room. Good breakfast."

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

Plaza Hotel Capitole Toulouse
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.
Odalys City Toulouse Blagnac Aéroport
Odalys City Toulouse Blagnac Aéroport
4 out of 5