Emilie Eychenne
Coup de coeur

A romantic Valentine’sweekend in Toulouse

Toulouse, the Ville Rose, is the ideal destination to discover on Saint Valentine’s Day. Imagine a romantic escape combining heritage, strolls through historic narrow streets, sunsets across the River Garonne and an intimate dinner for two at a gourmet restaurant.

My Valentine’s weekend

A romantic dinner is a must on Friday 14th February, that most famous soiree that demands candlelight, soft music, rose petals and all the trimmings. Or maybe not! Whatever you choose to do, never scrimp on the quality of your romantic meal: thanks to our eateries, you can’t put a foot wrong.

Cosy and honest, beautiful, refined and surprising; Vivants.
All you have to do is head to our Facebook page and you’re sure to be inspired to book a table right away; no need to wait for Valentine’s Day! At Vivants, local products are combined to create interesting and subtle flavours. Even the most traditional confits are surprisingly reinvented.
Remember to book in advance.
Vivants: 40 rue Gabriel Péri
Restaurant Vivants

The Dolce Vita in our own style: Prima Lova.
Prima Lova has gambled on a decor that recalls both a Toulouse farmhouse and a New York loft (no, honestly), and the result is photogenic and glamourous. The Italian cuisine is faultless in terms of flavour. And Italy is always a good idea when it comes to a romantic rendezvous.
Its first come, first served here.
Prima Lova: 1 place de la Bourse
Restaurant Prima Lova

Small prices, massive impact: Le Saint-Jérôme.
The tapas menu is perfect if you want to sample a bit of everything and share. And because the bill is never too eye-watering, you’ll be left with enough change to go to the movies! Just next door is American Cosmograph, a cinema that screens a programme of arthouse films and a selection of special previews.
Le Saint-Jérôme: 21 rue Saint-Antoine du T
Brasserie le Saint-Jérôme

On the programme for my weekend

If you really want to play the romance card, book a guide just for the two of you with the « Visite V.I.P » package.

In the afternoon, the plan is to stroll around and do some shopping. Close to the Rue d’Alsace-Lorraine you can find all the big prêt-à-porter brands, head towards the Place de la Bourse for quirkier boutiques or even take in the chic Saint-Étienne quarter.

The L.O.V.E moment of the weekend: a cocktail bar.
It’s your choice: either the bar at the hotel La Cour des Consuls, nestling in between the Garonne and the very lively Les Carmes quarter, which offers a very elaborate menu, or the Sacht Club for those who love a jazzy ambiance, playing bewitching tunes beneath its vaults…
La Cour des Consuls: 46 rue des Couteliers
Bar de l'Hôtel SPA la Cour des Consuls
Satch Club: 3 rue Lafayette
Le Satch - club jazz bar

Hand in hand and head in the clouds, enjoy a lovers’ stroll along the quayside that flanks the River Garonne. Take in the panorama across the Ville Rose from the Viguerie Walkway, which gives you the feeling of walking on water, remembering to take a selfie with the dome of Saint-Joseph-de-la-Grave chapel in the background. #visiteztoulouse!
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Déjeuner romantique au marché Victor-Hugo

My accommodation

A room with a view: for hopeless romantics, the Hôtel des Beaux-Arts offers you rooms with views across the Garonne.
Hôtel des Beaux-Arts: 1 place du Pont-Neuf

Urban & design: for trendy types, Mama Shelter reveals a whole world of design.
Mama Shelter: 54-56 boulevard Carnot

Right in the centre: the Ibis Capitole hotel has two rooms that offer views of the Place du Capitole.
Ibis Capitole: 20 place du Capitole

Find the entire selection of places to stay, hotels and guest houses, on our web site.