Wander around Toulouse, a city from a medieval fairy tale
The special architecture of the buildings of the old city with the pink bricks, has given it the derogatory "the Pink City" (Ville Rose).
Toulouse is full of colorful streets, an ancient center, a vibrant nightlife, it is a lively and bustling city with over 1,000 events on average each year. Its 160 parks and gardens invite you to relax and enjoy a walk, such as the Garonne River and the Canal du Midi are ideal for cruises, sailing and cycling tours.
Attractions include the Château d'Eau near the Pont Neuf bridge, the Capitol in the main square, the Basilica of Saint-Sernin, the Cathedral of Saint-Etienne, the Muséum de Toulouse (Museum of Natural History) and the Cité de l'espace, an astronaut exploration park where you can admire the whole process of a space mission. The city hosts the facilities of Airbus where you can see how to build the most modern aircraft in the world.
Toulouse offers gastronomy lovers a unique taste experience
Toulouse and its urban area have no less than eight Michelin-starred chefs! Its local specialties include local sausages, cassoulet, ie pork with beans and foie gras, the delicacy produced from goose liver and served in most restaurants in the city. Accompany them with the wines of the local vineyard at the end, closing a table in old cellars that have been transformed into atmospheric restaurants.
The best season to visit Toulouse
Toulouse is beautiful all year round so it is suitable for all seasons. Every season of the year in this place is charming in its own way, which is why there are always many tourists in the city. But a particularly large influx is observed at Christmas and summer.
How to use transportation in Toulouse
Airport transfer options
Toulouse's Bagnac Airport is 10 km west of the city. Access to / from the airport can be by bus, tram, taxi or rental car.
The T2 tram line offers fast and direct connection to the city center, at a very low fare. The tram station is located just outside Room C, next to the buses. The journey takes about 30 minutes while the cost of each route is about 1.7 €. The tram runs every 7-9 minutes daily, every 10-15 minutes on Saturdays and every 20 minutes on Sundays. The bus is more expensive as the ticket for the simple transfer is around 8 € and 15 € for the return trip and the duration of the trip is about 25 minutes to reach the city center, if natural traffic on the streets is normal .Buses leave every 20 minutes from the Bus Station which is located on the ground floor of the airport near gate C2. Toulouse airport taxis are, however, the most relaxing and convenient alternative, always available on the ground floor of the airport, outside the check-in lounge and between gates B3 and C1. Transportation of up to 4 passengers ranges from approximately 25-35 € depending on the exact location of the destination. While the final price is adjusted depending on the distance and duration of the trip, the number of passengers and luggage.
Toulouse has two metro lines, two tram lines and an extensive bus network.