Toulouse Travel Guide

Located between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic coast, Toulouse is a vibrant city of students, a centre of cutting-edge European technology and a place to enjoy the good life. Famed for its redbrick architecture, fine food, Belle Epoque cafés and the Canal du Midi, the historic Ville Rose of South-Western France is attracting a growing number of new inhabitants and visitors alike.


Toulouse offers a great range of accommodation options within both the centre of the city and the city limits. Offering a variety of options for accommodation that range from hotels, motels and resorts, visitors to Toulouse can stay within a convenient distance of the city and its many attractions. Whether you're after basic accommodation or a luxury experience, there is a diverse selection of accommodation options to cater for all travellers and budgets within minutes of major tourist attractions. Book Toulouse Accommodation

Getting Around

Toulouse-Blagnac International Airport is 8km northwest of the city centre. There are over 30 flights daily to and from Paris as well as many other cities in France and Europe and a shuttle bus connects the airport and the city every 20 minutes. There is also a train station, Gare Matabiau, about 1km northeast of the city centre with regular services to Bordeaux, Lourdes and Montauban and a modern bus station just north of the train station inking to other major cities, including Spain. Although Toulouse public transport comprises a sleek, modern metro and bus network, you'll find the best way to get around the compact centre is often on foot. Getting around Toulouse


Perfectly proportioned, Toulouse spreads out from the arcaded, café-lined Capitole Square, to cross the River Garonne and Canal du Midi. The city is full of tourist attractions including France's largest Romanesque church the Basilique St-Sernin, Place St-Sernin, Place du Capitole, Salle des Illustres, 16th century rosy Toulousain brick mansions or hôtels, the river Garonne, contemporary art gallery Les Abattoirs, the National Space Centre, the enchanting tree-lined waterway of the Canal du Midi, the Port Lauragais and much more. See more Toulouse Attractions


Toulouse is actually the centre of France's Aerospacial industry and is where the famous Concorde jet was built. Toulouse is often referred to as 'la ville rose' or the 'pink city' due to the rose-tinted bricks that were used to build many of its older buildings. The Airbus headquarters are located in Toulouse and a guided tour of the facility is a popular tourist attraction. Aside from its pink reputation, Toulouse is also considered a 'green' city thanks to its free electric shuttle buses and more than 200km of bike track located in and around the city.