Toulouse – La Ville Rose

Toulouse, France

Toulouse – La Ville Rose

Welcome to Toulouse

Toulouse is the capital of Southwestern France and the Midi-Pyrénées region which sits along the banks of the famous River Garonne and serves as the headquarters for the European space study. It is famously known as La Ville Rose (The Pink City), with many buildings lining this city with pink terracotta bricks.  

The city encompasses old and new artwork, showcasing contemporary art-focused at Musée Les AbattoirsFor a unique science and museum experience, discover the mysteries of the Earth and Universe at Cité de l’Espace.

Toulouse, France

How To Get There

Distance Paris to Toulouse

Air | 588 km (365 miles) – approx 1h 12m –  WayAway or Skyscanner

Train | 588 km (365 miles) – approx 4h 50m – Trainline or Rail Europe

Bus | 679 km (422 miles) – approx 6 hours – Busbud or Flixibus

Car | 679 km (422 miles) – approx 6 hours – or

Getting Around Toulouse

You can find many places of interest centrally located, so it is easy to discover on foot. Alternatively, a bicycle rental service is available throughout the city for the first 30 minutes free of charge. Book tickets here.

Places Of Interest

Sainte-Cecile Cathedral of Albi

Drive an hour out of Toulouse to a beautiful town called Albi, located on the River Tarn southwest of France. Albi is known for its design created using red brick and is also known as the largest brick building in the world! Visit Sainte-Cecile Cathedral. Book tickets here for Albi.

Airbus & Aeroscopia Museum

We were fortunate to have a tour of Airbus Toulouse – the hub of International Aerospace, manufacturing and delivering commercial aircraft, helicopters, military transports and the A380 assembly line. Book tickets here.

Ernest le Bistrot du Golf

Where To Stay

Since many of the places of interest are centrally located and discoverable by foot, we recommend choosing accommodation in the city’s centre. 

Where To Eat

Discover the region’s traditional recipe, the meat and white bean stew known as cassoulet’ from Toulouse, an unmissable feature of local cuisine. The city has several Michelin-starred restaurants and many other excellent eateries offering exciting culinary experiences. Try Au Pois Gourmand or Le Bibent. If on a budget, try Bistroquet à la Une.

After dinner in Toulouse, experience some of the city’s most vibrant nightlife scenes, outstanding operas, ballets, and live orchestras if you’re into fine arts. Enjoy exceptional wines at Le 5 Wine Bar or hang out at Ma Biche Sur Le Toit for spectacular views of Toulouse.

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