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Looking for your next family trip? Toulouse is tailor-made to seduce families thanks to its wide range of tourist offers. Whether it is exploring the skies, navigating along the River Garonne or Canal du Midi, exploring inventions in the Science quarter… Here are a few visiting ideas to delight children and grown-ups in Toulouse.

A city open to the skies

Since the end of the 19th century, Toulouse has witnessed many daring innovations: Clément Ader and his curious “aeroplane" machine, Aeropostale pilots such as Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of « The little prince », birth of the Concorde… In Toulouse step aboard the enthralling world of aeronautics and discover the fascinating world of Airbus. You can indeed visit the assembly line of the Airbus A350 and the Airbus A380, the giant of the sky. Let's visit Airbus!

Next to Airbus, the Aeroscopia museum will take you right inside some of history’s legendary aircraft : the Caravelle, the Air France Concorde No.9, Fox Charlie and the A300B (which has been specially designed to reveal its secrets: the cockpit, the internal structure and the commercial transformation).

While visiting Toulouse, budding astronauts or astronomy lovers can rendezvous at the Cité de l’espace, the space adventure park that is unique in Europe: immersive shows, interactive exhibitions, life-sized replicas of the Ariane rocket, the Soyouz spacecraft or the Mir Space Station, experiments… there is something to suit all ages and all tastes.

Air and space offers

La Cité de l'espace in Toulouse
Manuel Huynh

Adventure in Toulouse

Toulouse is a well-preserved city on a human scale, that provides multiple possibilities for visitors to explore.  You can decide what to do depending on the weather, the age of the children and whether they want adventure or exploration.

Whilst the easiest way to get around is on foot when you want to wander around and explore the historic streets at your own pace, bikes are also perfect for discovering the city. The Gyropod is also a fun alternative that is sporty and Eco-friendly and will certainly spice up discovering the city centre.

To discover the Ville Rose combining comfort and touristic commentary, welcome aboard the tourist trains or even an open-top minibus with City Tour Toulouse. The River Garonne and/or Canal du Midi – including the impressive locks – are perfect for cruises thanks to Les Bateaux Toulousains.

Fancy an active fun filled afternoon ? Head to the parks and gardens. Children are delighted by the duck pond and play equipments located in the Jardin des Plantes and Jardin de Compans-Caffarelli and the traditional carrousel located in park Raymond IV.
Toulouse, the pink city will light up your child’s eyes !



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...



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...

Manuel Huynh


Theme park

Contemplating the Ariane 5 rocket, admiring the treasures of outer Space, discovering the secrets of the Universe, dreaming with your head in the...

© 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...

A. Piechta
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