Are you looking for what to do in Toulouse?
PLACES TO SEE
- Toulouse is all about a rich history of academic excellence and a liberal culture. Whether you are interested in old buildings or the history of how human beings learned to fly, Toulouse will teach you about it.
- Cite de l'Espace: As one of Toulouse’s main aviation attractions, this is the perfect place to take curious 5-14 year olds. There are lots of interactive exhibits and a small planetarium which will teach them about how we fly.
- Capitole: The strikingly impressive town hall and theatre is bound to blow you away and leave you breathless. The beautiful façade faces onto the grand Place du Capitole and takes you back to another era making it worth the visit.
- Canal du Midi: This 240 kms, as long canal in the south of France connects the Garonne River to the Etang de Thau on the Mediterranean and has recently been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Couvent des Jacobins: This extroadinary Gothic piece of architecture has a turbulent history with strong ties to the Inquisition. Dominican friars were thrown out of the city in 1235 due to their behavior only to return a year later. Apart from the history, expect black marble floors and exquisite décor inside.
- Fondation Bemberg: This gorgeous private mansion has been wonderfully restored. Now home to the personal art collection of Georges Bemberg, there are exquisite paintings, bronze sculptures and other objects which date from the 17th century on display.
WHERE TO BE
With a vibrant student life, Toulouse never sleeps. There are plenty of places to grab a bite to eat, people watch or just relax.
- See a Rugby Match: If you are ever in Toulouse on match day, follow the crowds and watch the city get involved in its favourite sport. Head to the stadium and watch Europe’s top Rugby Union teams at Stade Toulousain. The matches are friendly and the atmosphere as festive as it gets.
- Le Pyreneen: This quintessential Toulousian brasserie is located near Place du Capitole has been serving ‘Pink City’ Eggs Minosa and Calf’s Head since opening in 1925. The interior has been preserved so you are transported back to another era.
Below we have a list of things to do in Toulouse and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.
This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Toulouse getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.
Make the most of your trip to Toulouse with confidence.