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Emilie Eychenne
Un week-end à Toulouse avec les enfants

A weekendwith the kids

Here are some suggestions for activities and visits to enjoy with the kids during a family break in Toulouse.

An unforgettable family weekend!

Combining wonderment and discovery, your family weekend in Toulouse offers the promise of lots of fun and some unforgettable moments.

Kick off your break by heading to the Cité de l'Espace for a journey to edge of the Universe. You can see a piece of the moon up close under the microscope, step aboard the Mir Space Station...Rendezvous at the Météo Hub to understand the atmosphere and learn about weather forecasting. The 360° screen at the Planetarium literally plunges you into Outer Space, whilst the 3D IMAX cinema and its 6-story high screen guarantees you big thrills and unforgettable memories. Younger children haven't been overlooked either, thanks to the Stellarium and its animated short films.
Summer tipps : every thursday evening the Cité de l'espace opens it's garden for a special Nocturnes programme until 11pm, observing the sky through a telescope with astronomers, enjoy the current Moon : epiosde II exhibition and special activities dediacted to Mars.

Toulouse is the city of Airbus. The Aeroscopia Museum is an extraordinary playground and, on its tarmac, you can explore Concorde, the A400M military aircraft, the impressive Super Guppy, an airplane designed to transport other airplanes (actually, parts of airplanes)! Take your seat aboard a simulator and pilot an aircraft. Discover how the various parts of an aircraft are assembled, learn about the different trades that are involved in the world of aeronautics and create your very own family airline! Since march, visitors are able to step in the double-deck A380.

Come back down to earth at Le Muséum. Where does Mankind come from? What is biodiversity? What is an earthquake? Discover the breathtaking display of the skeleton wall: 75 skeletons set within a wall of glass 6 metres high. Here, everything is designed for you to learn whilst having fun. Remember to prepare your visit at Le Muséum's web site that features a programme of activities that are ideal for kids.

To astound and amaze children and parents alike, rendezvous at The Halle de La Machine to see the immense Minotaur and his servant, the Giant you explore the world of the Veritable Machinists of the La Machine Company. You can step into the temple that rests on the back of the Minotaur for a stroll into the heart of the Montaudran quarter to see close up how the machinists work this gigantic puppet. Summer tipps : La Halle de La Machine is launching its second Halle Night Long edition with a series of free concerts on Friday and Saturday evenings from July 17 to September 12.

This summer Granhota offers canoeing trips on the Garonne river from Toulouse city center. For €12/person the hour, every day till September 15, rent a maneuverable two-seater boat. You'll be able to make a loop on the river while discovering cultural infos and the best spots for photos.

Activités enfants pour votre week-end à Toulouse
Gilles Martin

Visit with the kids

Tour the city aboard the little tourist train and enjoy the audio-guide commentary that is available in several languages. If you want a slightly longer tour, jump aboard an open-top Citytour bus for a circuit of the city with audio-guide that lasts one hour (commentary is also available in several languages). Thanks to its hop-on hop-off format, you can stop and get back on whenever and wherever you like!

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Sightseeing tours

Ride through the Ville Rose in a panoramic open-top bus and admire the major historical sites and monuments. The tour includes an audio guide and...


Sightseeing tours

Let's go for a ride on a little train! An original way to discover the historic heart of Toulouse in a short time, there are two routes to choose...

© Jacques Valenza


Exhibition location

An exhibition of theatrical machines


Park and garden

The most recently created gardens in Toulouse, they were designed to pay homage to the pilots of Aéropostale and they take us too on a journey across...

© Chloé Sabatier



If you dream of climbing into the cockpit of the legendary Concorde, a Super Guppy or a real A380, go to Aeroscopia Museum, where an exceptional...

© Chloé Sabatier



Have we gone back in time? It is worth asking yourself that question when you come face-to-face with a flying dinosaur!