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Marché Victor Hugo
Agence PGO
2 000 ans d’histoire de l’art

Rugby & foodiedestination

A lively and bustling city, Toulouse, heart of the Occitanie region, has its proximity to Spain to thank for its love of a party. From the end of the day to the rugby weekends, the terraces are always filled up in an ambiance of conviviality. Come and visit us!

Looking for your next city break?

Set off to explore Toulouse and the Occitanie region over a weekend!
Cheer for the local rugby team, sample typical products from the Southwest or admire the architecture brimming with history. Whether you are passionate about heritage, curious about science, space and aviation or a lover of local specialities, the pink city has something for you. 

10 reasons to come to Toulouse

Did you know that part of Toulouse unmissable features include Renaissance gems in the city center, three covered markets, visitors circuits to discover the Airbus factory, La Cité de l'espace the only european theme park dediacted to space exploration, the Runway of Giants new cultural site dedicated to the aviation adventure or the N5 Wine bar, best wine bar in the world in 2017 and 2018 ?

Not convinced yet ? Watch the video to discover what Trevor Brennan, Irish former rugby player, has to say about us!

Marché Victor Hugo à Toulouse
Agence PGO

Third half-time 


Rugby reached Toulouse in 1907 and is today the "top sport" of the city, given it great champions. Because rugby often rhymes with conviviality, aficionados can discover several spots to enjoy the perfect third half-time.
Rugby-themed-bars include: Haka Corner, De Danu, Le rouge et le noir, La Brasserie du Stade Toulousain, L'Ovalie toulousaine... Numerous bars around Place Saint-Pierre, next to the Garonne are also invaded by supporters and of course locals!

To enjoy Toulouse region’s gentle way of life, you will need to take your time, walk around the lively streets, stroll around the street markets or just linger for a while at a café terrace. 
Sports lovers will enjoy taking a stroll through Marché Victor Hugo, a foodie paradise, with 88 stalls and five restaurants on the upper-floor. There, savour the many local products such as foie gras, duck breast, cassoulet, Toulouse sausages, south-west France cheese and wines, violet flavour delicacies...The must-go for a great value lunch!   


  • Bistro / wine bar
  • Gastronomic cuisine
  • Tapas



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



Exhibition location

An exhibition of theatrical machines.

Easy AccessFlight routes to Toulouse

Bristol/Toulouse: EasyJet
Liverpool/Toulouse: EasyJet
London/Toulouse: EasyJet, Ryanair, British Airways, 
Manchester/Toulouse: Flybe

Dublin/Toulouse: Aer Lingus

Edinburgh/Toulouse: Ryanair

Terrasse place du Capitole
Dominique Viet
Rugby, le Stade Toulousain
Karine Lhémon
Marché de Noël place du Capitole
Patrice Nin