Adorned by pretty red-brick buildings, impressive architecture and tree-lined canals. Immerse yourself in the heart of this picturesque city on holidays in Toulouse – as it effortlessly unites the charm of the centre, with the modernity of its forward-thinking industries.
Explore fascinating museums, follow the path of the River Garonne by bicycle or simply embrace the French café culture and buzzing bar scene. Known as la ville rose, because of its trademark pink brickwork, parts of the city retain a village-like ambiance, while the Grand Place du Capitole and impressive architecture that line the banks of the Garonne add an element of grandeur.
Start off in the heart of the city, Place du Capitol is a grand square where you’ll find the Theatre du Capitole. Then head to the Vieux Quarter and wander the narrow lanes and plazas that date back to the 18th century or see the artworks of Toulouse-Lautrec at Musee Des Augustins.
The beautiful neoclassical facades of the Place du Capitole are lined with restaurants and cafes, while the lively terraces of St-Georges are a great for people watching. In the evening head to the Vieux Quarter - it’s bursting with buzzing bars that are open until late.
Enjoy a stroll or leisurely cycle along the paths of the Canal du Midi or see the city’s monuments, bridges and green spaces on a boat trip down the Garonne. Stop at Condom, set on the banks of the River Baise - admire the neoclassical buildings and the splendour of the Catherdrale St Pierre.