Toulouse Tourism

If you’re planning to visit a place which is rich in culture, extravagance and attractions. Then your search should stop at Toulouse. Fourth largest city in France, Toulouse has so much to offer for travellers of every kind. Its rich history gives it a significant old world charm which is hard to miss. UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Romanesque styled buildings, museums, art galleries and what not! There is so much to explore in Toulouse that you have to plan your travel properly or else you can miss out some incredible attractions.

Second only to Paris as a university centre with 110,000 students, Toulouse is home to the national Space Centre, Aerospatiale and the European shuttle program keeping up with its tradition as a leading aviation centre; St-Exupery and Mermoz flew from here on their ground breaking flights in the 1920s. There is something for everyone and you won’t be disappointed with this vibrant city.

Opera, Ballet and theatre are imbibed in Toulouse’s culture and this makes it every art lover’s paradise. The city also aces in the sports and food department. Rugby is an important game and its rugby club is one of the most popular and successful rugby unions. The  Saucisse de Toulouse, a type of sausage is an important part of Toulouse’s cuisine.

Essential travel information and Toulouse tips for your visit

Do’s:

  • Tourists are advised to research the menus and prices of numerous restaurants to choose the best quality of food served among them.
  • Communication is preferably casual and informal, and regards with close association even on meeting for the first time is usual.
  • Learning some of the common French vocabularies is highly advised.
  • Walk along the city canals; Canal du Midi or Pont Neuf in the evening.
  • Try out the different duck dishes and especially Cassoulet.

Dont's:

  • Red flowers are advisably discouraged to be presented as gifts.
  • Emphasis on personal wealth, property, and achievements are regarded as negative aspects in a person.
  • Direct interaction and communication with the concerned person or persons are recommended and not indirect conversation in the hierarchical orders.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Toulouse

  • Know the pollution level of Toulouse before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 47.92 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 43.06 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 48.53 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 51.39 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 30.88 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 39.71 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 45 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 43.06 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Toulouse for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Toulouse.

    • Burglary and Theft 38.27 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 35.71 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 35.42 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 47.4 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 40.82 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 51.56 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 83.67 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 43.88 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 49.49 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 19.39 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 51.02 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Toulouse is 167.71 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 57.03 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 91.87 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 52.14 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 33.36 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 74.32 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 83.85 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.62 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 103.79 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Toulouse

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.35 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28.46 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 95.32 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 96.28 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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