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Jour de Nuit - Matthieu Krieger

10reasons to come to Toulouse

Rue du Taur, Toulouse
Dominique Viet

Big on colour

This is a city of colour, with its brick façades blending pinks and oranges, its emblematic flower, the violet, the blue of the pastel, the red & black of the Capitouls that has been adopted now by the Stade Toulousain rugby team... 

 

Les bords de Garonne à Toulouse
Robin Alves

A warm city

Toulouse is as welcoming as its climate: a rendezvous with conviviality and art de vivre awaits you at this destination, one which is so popular with students that make up a quarter of its population.

Hôtel d'Assézat - fondation Bemberg
Ville de Toulouse - Patrice Nin

An unexpected heritage

Boasting 2,000 years of history, the Ville Rose is home to numerous treasures, major monuments or little- known gems that can be discovered in the narrow streets and small squares, religious buildings and a wealth of mansion houses...

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Le gardien du temple
Gwen Bovilan

Festive all year round

Proud of its artistic and musical traditions, blessed with a well-established Latin temperament, Toulouse is a lively and effervescent city, synonymous with the « fiesta » no matter the season, with more than 1,000 events on average every year and summer evenings that are particularly animated!

Terrasse de restaurant place Saint-Georges
Gilles Martin

Foodie destination

Regional products and wines take pride of place: “bons vivants“ will appreciate the famous Cassoulet that includes the veritable Toulouse sausage and the aromatic wines of the South-West, a multitude of renovated markets and their night time events, the terrace cafés that are perfect for the dolce vita, the appetising tea rooms or even the 11 Michelin star restaurants.

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Le canal du Midi
Dominique Viet

Nature and walks

The city’s 160 parks and gardens provide an invitation to relax and enjoy a stroll, just like the River Garonne and the Canal du Midi are perfect for cruises, nautical activities and cycling trips. 

La Cité de l'espace
Cité de l'espace - M. Huynh

Bucket list for Air and space lovers

With collections of legendary aircraft at the Aeroscopia Museum, the history of the pioneers at l’Envol des pionniers and astonishing experiences at the Cité de l’Espace, visits to the A380 or A350 assembly lines and stargazing, Toulouse is a stopping point that lovers of technology and space exploration should not miss!  

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Rugby, le Stade Toulousain
Dominique Viet

A sporty city

Toulouse is also sporty: rugby is showcased thanks to Stade Toulousain, a team that has been French and European champions on numerous occasions!

Les Abattoirs, musée d'art moderne et contemporain
Ville de Toulouse - Patrice Nin

A unique offer

The Ville Rose boasts a unique tourism offer: museums that take you back through the ages, industrial and heritage sites that have been converted into unusual tourist destinations, essential and more quirky guided visits...all can be explored without delay thanks to the Toulouse Tourism pass. 

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Toulouse au coeur du sud-ouest
Dominique Viet

At the heart of the Occitanie region

A stone’s throw from the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean, Toulouse, Capital of the Occitanie region is ideally located in the south west of France. Occitanie is the perfect destination for both nature lovers and history buffs. The variety of landscapes on offer is rivalled only by the incredible diversity of cultures : Canal du Midi, Carcassonne and its castle, nautical jousting in Sète, foie gras from Gers, world’s largest winemaking region, ski holidays in the Pyrenees…

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MUSEE AEROSCOPIA

BLAGNAC
Museum

Boarding is imminent at this museum that brings together an exceptional collection of aircraft, ideal for those who have always dreamed of stepping...

© Airbus S.A.S. 2016

LET'S VISIT AIRBUS

BLAGNAC
Company tours

Aeronautics is synonymous with Toulouse! Step aboard for a visit to the Airbus plant that is unique in the world.

L'ENVOL DES PIONNIERS

TOULOUSE
Museum

Discover the adventure of French airmail service.