Nicknamed “La Ville Rose” (The Pink City) because of its ochre rooftops and use of blushing bricks, Toulouse sits astride the river Garonne and is a city with tons to discover.

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The vibrant, colourful capital of the South-west France, Toulouse is known as the “Ville Rose” because of its distinctive red-brick architecture. France’s fourth largest metropolis is almost halfway between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic but linked with both by The Garonne River & the Canal du Midi. It also lays on the plains leading to the Pyrenees – making it an ideal trading crossroads that dates back centuries. This is a cosmopolitan city with a deep cultural heritage.

It has one of the largest universities in the country and is a centre of excellence for aerospace with the Airbus headquarters – the result of which makes it a very lively place to visit with teeming food markets and a great music scene. Place du Capitole is Toulouse’s magnificent main square at the heart of the city.

From there you can discover the Old Square with its network of lanes and squares, it’s antique shops as well as the many cafes and restaurants. Take a stroll up the pedestrian Rue du Taur to the impressive Basilique St-Sernin named after Toulouse’s first bishop who died after being tied to a bull by pagan priests and whose tomb can be visited.

The city has a broad range of excellent hotels to choose from. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

By air:
Toulouse-Blagnac Airport has direct flights from the following UK departure points:

  • Bristol
  • Edinburgh
  • Liverpool
  • London Stansted
  • London Luton
  • London Gatwick
  • London Heathrow
  • Manchester




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