Toulouse shortlist for tourist

Toulouse traveler bucket listToulouse, France. Photo by Siddhant Kumar

Toulouse Travel Information

The rosy-toned Toulouse is the heart of Southwestern France, attracting millions of tourists with its unique ambiance and laid-back vibe. With UNESCO-listed pilgrimage sites and medieval architecture, outdoor cafes, and exquisite cuisine, Toulouse makes an excellent European spot for your vacation. 

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Things not to miss in Toulouse

  • Enjoy the day walk in the “Pink City,” embracing the beauty of terra-cotta brick buildings, colorful facades, cobbled streets, and courtyards. 
  • Visit UNESCO-listed Basilique Saint-Sernin, the largest Romanesque church with priceless relics in the crypt. 
  • Take a moonwalk at Cité de l’espace, a space exploration-themed park with full-size rockets, a space station, and numerous other exhibitions.
  • Find Zen in Jardin Japonais, a Japanese garden built in a classy Kyoto garden style of the 14-16th centuries. 
  • Walk the towpath of the Canal du Midi, a 17th-century waterway linking the Mediterranean with the Atlantic. 

Eat like a local in Toulouse

  • Take a sip of wine in No.5 Wine Bar, voted the world’s best wine bar that offers over 500 species of wines with wine tasting machines.
  • Enjoy your evening in a lovely Aux Pieds Sous La Table, a little restaurant serving fresh beef bourguignon with vegetable crisps.
  • Choose Ma Biche Sur Le Toit for a great night out where you can enjoy cocktails, dances, and a warm night of Toulouse on a large outdoor terrace.
  • Find yourself in the 19th century with the unique gold-coated furnishings of Le Bibent, a Michelin-starred restaurant.
  • Taste the finest Le Fenetra (a traditional delicacy made from candied lemons and almonds) in Regals bakery.
  • Get a cup of tea with waffles at Le Moaï café or Le Petit Malgre tea room. 

Where to stay in Toulouse

  • For a luxury stay, consider La Cour des Consuls Hotel and Spa Toulouse – MGallery 5-star hotel in the heart of Toulouse.
  • With an outdoor pool and modern interior, Appart Hôtel Clément Ader 4-star residence is your ultimate choice with less pricey accommodation.
  • As an affordable accommodation, Residhome Toulouse Ponts Jumeaux 3-star hotel is excellent with the finest cuisine.
  • Small and cozy La Petite Auberge de Saint-Serin is an excellent hostel for budget travel in Toulouse.
  • Take a day tour to L’isle Jourdain cute village near Toulouse and stay overnight in the 19th-century house Le Loubet. 

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