Toulouse

Travel Guide
Garonne showing a bridge, heritage architecture and a river or creek

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

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 CA $146 per night from Jun 19 to Jun 20
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! (962 reviews)
"Good location,"

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Crowne Plaza Toulouse, an IHG Hotel
NH Toulouse Airport
NH Toulouse Airport
4 out of 5
15 Rue Charles Lindberg, Blagnac, Haute-Garonne, 31700
The price is CA $152 per night from Jun 11 to Jun 12
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! (339 reviews)
"Liked everything!"

Reviewed on Apr. 13, 2022

NH Toulouse Airport
Le Grand Balcon
Le Grand Balcon
5 out of 5
8 To 10 Rue Romiguieres, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, 31000
The price is CA $188 per night from Jun 23 to Jun 24
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Toulouse. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (687 reviews)
"Disappointed to only have a shower and the double bed was two singles pushed together (not a double mattress) so there was a large gap down the middle which was uncomfortable. But staff lovely and location is great."

Reviewed on Apr. 21, 2022

Le Grand Balcon
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Zenitude Hôtel - Résidences Le Parc de l'Escale
Zenitude Hôtel - Résidences Le Parc de l'Escale
4 out of 5
8 Rue De Caulet, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, 31300
The price is CA $84 per night from Jun 10 to Jun 11
Stay at this 4-star golf aparthotel in Toulouse. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in our reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (415 reviews)
Lovely stay
"The microwave in the room was a welcome surprise and the breakfast was lovely. I appreciated that the hotel had sent through details of a taxi company to use to/ from the airport and to get around during my stay."

Reviewed on Nov. 8, 2021

Zenitude Hôtel - Résidences Le Parc de l'Escale
Appart-Hôtel Clément Ader
Appart-Hôtel Clément Ader
4 out of 5
23 rue Bayard, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, 31000
The price is CA $127 per night from Jun 6 to Jun 7
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! (226 reviews)
"Good value and good location. Restaurants and shopping are within easy walking distance"

Reviewed on Apr. 28, 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 CA $97 per night from May 29 to May 30
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 ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (15 reviews)
"Perfect property. Nothing to dislike about. Highly recommend."

Reviewed on Apr. 10, 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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