Toulouse Holidays

Looking for a bit of La Vie en Rose? You may be more than happy with Toulouse, Le Ville Rouge. A charming historic center with pink architecture anchors the city on the river Garonne, where it began life as a Roman settlement and, with its winding streets, sometimes recalls the romance of the Eternal City. Toulouse is also an aviation capital, ... Read more
dating back to St. Exupery's 1920s takeoff in a pioneering air mail flight, and continuing today with the presence of Airbus, the city's largest employer. A large student population has created one of France's funkiest alternative art scenes, featuring squats and social art organizations infusing the city with creative rebellion. This stew-pot of culture and industry is expressed in the regional specialty, Cassoulet, a meaty stew with white beans and flavours often as complex as the culture it was born in.

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Things to see and do in Toulouse

  • Le Capitole
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    Sights and Museums, Historic Site
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  • Canal du Midi
    8.813 reviews
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  • Basilique St. Sernin
    8.37 reviews
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  • Jardin des Plantes
    8.06 reviews
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  • 8.4
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 8.3
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  • 7.4
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Good destination for a short city trip. The town in not too big, without a car you can get around the sights in 2 to 3 days maximum. Also a good place to start a visit to the French Pyrenees.

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Wonderful medieval town center. Toulouse is known as the pink city thanks to the color of the brick walls of much of its historic center as the sun sets. Toulouse has several beautiful Romanesque churches, and is a fun city to go an explore. Toulouse is also home to Airbus, which gives it an unique blend of the old and new.

New York City

La Ville Rose, the historic and cultural capital of southern France and Occitania, is a beautiful city full of history and warm-hearted people. It seems the closer you get to the Mediterranean, the warmer the people- and so it is here.

I was studying French, Spanish and Arabic when I lived here and found this city a perfect confluence of the three cultures, plus a vibrant Occitanian culture you don't want to miss out on!


The fourth-largest city in France and capital of the Midi-Pyrénées region is a criminally overlooked destination when it comes to international tourism. It is a rich city that has found a way to preserve its medieval past, the center of the European aerospace industry (Airbus HQ is here), a hub of culture, a young and vibrant university town, home to the very distinctive Sud-Ouest cuisine, the gateway to the Pyrénées mountains as well as the sandy dunes of the French Basque region on the Atlantic and the windsurfing hotbeds of the Languedoc-Roussillon on the Mediterranean, due to its central location in southwestern France. Its immediate area is dotted with mountain gorges and charming, medieval towns like Castres and Carcassone. Perhaps not a must-stop on your first visit to France, but if you've already done the essential France and are looking for a more out of the ordinary destination, I can hardly think of a better place to spend a holiday than 'dans La Ville Rose' - in the Pink City of Toulouse.

Los Angeles

Toulouse is the sexy, young vibrant love child of Paris and Spain. Students flock to this happening city for the university, for the nightlife, and for the sunshine.


I think in Toulouse with the "Jardin des plantes" it is the most zen garden. The japonese style is really nice to relax.


Great city with lots of young people and good public transit. Nice architecture all over the place and a sunny climate.

San Jose

Toulouse holds the spirit of the middle ages with its two Romanesque churches. The Basilica of St. Sernin one of the largest Romanesque churches in Europe. Another one is Cathédrale Saint-Étienne. I didn't stay long enough to explore Toulouse but the churches are fabulous.


Quite nice city, and if you are into machines, the Airbus factory tour is a must see.



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