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

Rugby & foodiedestination

A lively and bustling city, Toulouse has its proximity to Spain to thank for its love of a party. Check the upcoming rugby fixtures, hop on a plane to follow your team and come visit us! From the end of the day to the rugby weekends, here the terraces are always filled up in an ambiance of conviviality!

Set off to explore Toulouse over a weekend!

Toulouse, budget-friendly destination, has plenty on offer to suit every occasion with a city break mixing culture, gastronomy, science and sport.

Foodie destination

The Ville Rose is convivial, we love to stroll through the markets, linger on the terrace and settle in at table. Whether at a Toulouse wine cellar, a local café, one of the ten Michelin star eateries or in a pub, the city can be explored on a plate. What awaits you? To name just a few specialities: foie gras, cassoulet, Toulouse sausage, french tapas, cheese from the Pyrenees and wines from the South-West, to be found at market stalls or taken to new heights by our chefs. 

 

Rugby destination

If visitors can tear themselves away from the local restaurants, food markets and bars, the city has plenty of sporting accolades to explore. The city's rugby team proudly made it through to the Champions League Semi-final earlier this year and has won the Heineken Cup a joint record of four times over the years. A visit to Stade Ernest-Wallon, where the magic happens, is sure to keep every sport fanatic content and is an accessible place to watch UK and Ireland teams during a short break !

Unexpected heritage

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 ?

10 reasons to come to Toulouse

As Trevor Brennan, Irish former rugby player will tell you, Toulouse should definitely be on your bucket list!

Rugby au stade Ernest Wallon
Dominique Viet

Rugby fever and after-match

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!   

N5 WINE BAR

TOULOUSE
Bistro - wine bar, Restaurant
  • Bistro / wine bar
  • Gastronomic cuisine
  • Tapas
© Chloé Sabatier

MUSEE AEROSCOPIA

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Museum

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

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LA HALLE DE LA MACHINE

TOULOUSE
Exhibition location

An exhibition of theatrical machines.

Easy AccessFlight routes to Toulouse

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

Ireland
Dublin/Toulouse: Aer Lingus, Ryanair

Scotland
Edinburgh/Toulouse: Ryanair

Terrasse place du Capitole
Dominique Viet
Marché Victor Hugo à Toulouse
Agence PGO
Restaurant Ma Biche sur le Toit
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