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Car hire in Toulouse allows you to get a real flavour of south-western France with its vineyards, sleepy towns and beautiful countryside. Explore at your own pace and see what wonders sit on its doorstep.
Our car hire, in partnership with Avis, offers great rates and flexibility. Choose the perfect vehicle for your holiday type and tailor-make a driving itinerary that suits you. You will also receive excellent benefits - earn Avios points with every rental and beat the queues when you join Avis Preferred. With all mandatory charges included and 24 hour customer support, all you need to worry about is where to stop first.
For a true French experience, take a trip to the vineyards of Bordeaux. Using a combination of the A62 and the E72, the trip will take a journey of around two and a half hours. There are many sleepy towns and villages to discover along the way, giving a feeling of driving a path that is less travelled. Places to stop off on the way include Frenton, Agen and Langon.
See where the A380 is being built and get on a classic Concorde, allowing 3 hours for the tour. Tours must be booked in advance and are available in English and French. It gives an insight in to the aviation industry that is so important to Toulouse. Photography is not allowed and you need photo Id, but is perfect for aviation buffs and people interested in flying.
Basking in the glory of its recent appointment as a UNESCO World Heritage site, this lovely red-brick town has a half-timbered city centre and an imposing fortress-like cathedral. Toulouse-Lautrec, of Moulin Rouge fame, came from here and Albi showcases over 1,000 paintings, lithographs, drawings and posters by the artist, as well as some of his personal belongings. The largest carnival in southwest France takes place here every year, but it’s also worth visiting for the riverside walks, old stone bridges and classical French gardens.
The witch’s hat turrets and walled-in city of Carcassonne make it not only a UNESCO World Heritage site, but also a spectacular backdrop for the fireworks on Bastille Day (14 July). Only 44 miles from Toulouse, this rocky outcrop was one of the final outposts for the Cathars, the local people of southwest France, as they sheltered from the Pope’s crusade in the 13th century. You can cycle here from Toulouse along another UNESCO World Heritage site: the Canal du Midi.
A theme park based on space and the exploration of space and is is another of Toulouse's "aviation" attractions. It is a scientific theme park without rides. There are some replicas of spacecraft and other exhibits, with many of the latter interactive in some minor way, there is also a small planetarium. The park is suited for 5-14 year old children. It is situated out of Toulouse, so perfect for a family trip with Avis car hire.