Toulouse, the “Pink City”

Capital of the Midi-Pyrénées region, Toulouse is ideally situated at the crossroads of Northern and Southern Europe. Its surroundings offer pleasant surprises between Carcassonne, Lourdes and Albi. You are 2 hours drive from the Atlantic ocean, 1.5 hour from the Mediterranean sea and the Pyrénées ski resorts, 3.5 hours from Barcelona; only 1 hour by plane from Paris or London. The “Canal du Midi”, listed as UNESCO world heritage site and the Garonne river, both flowing through the city have become significant geographic and touristic places.

Toulouse invites you to discover its many faces. Admire the majestic Capitole, sitting on the sunny terrace of cafés and restaurants. Follow the footsteps of the “Santiago de Compostela” pilgrims to the Saint-Sernin basilica or the Jacobins’s convent. Historian or art lover, wander through old districts and museums. Then have a cruise on the Garonne or Canal du Midi. Finally, enjoy space adventures at the “Cité de l’Espace” and discover the fascinating world or Airbus and the stages of its production. The way of life in Toulouse is a subtle blend of greenery (more than 1000 ha of parks), wandering, shopping, “farniente” on shaded terraces. And of course discover the various flavours from the South-West (cassoulet, foie gras, duck breasts...). Let yourself fall in love with the “Pink City”, its art of living and its charming south-west French accent.