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Overview

Take in the Myriad colors and flavors of France’s southwest

Toulouse, the capital of Midi-Pyrénées region

Toulouse is a French city located in the South West of France in the Midi-Pyrénées region. The region is well known for its sunny climate and gastronomy. As for Toulouse, the capital of the Midi-Pyrénées region, is a city with an exceptional heritage. From its beautiful private mansions, churches, museums and landmarks, the pink city, as it is also known (Ville Rose in French) will charm you. Toulouse is France’s 4th biggest city and as such is home to over 400,000 inhabitants. The city which can be easily reached from Paris of Bordeaux is also a well-known university town and the European aeronautical capital. Did you know that Toulouse is the iconic capital of Rugby. Its flagship team is Stade Toulousain, which is one of the most successful clubs in Europe with eighteen league titles in France, three cups of France and four cups of Europe.

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Wander in the streets of Toulouse and let the pink city reveal all its charm. You will soon discover the joyful and relaxed nature of the inhabitants of the city. Indeed Toulouse knows how to entertain its guests. Toulouse is a human scale sized city. You can have a relaxed stroll or take a bike to discover the Capitole, which is located a few minutes away by foot from the Toulouse Matabiau railway station. The Capitole houses the Town Hall and the Théâtre National du Capitole. You will discover its remarkable façade with its eight pink marble columns, its Cour Henri IV and the Salle des Illustres. The square just in front has a unique and relaxing atmosphere which invites you to relax. Have a long aperitifs with tapas on terraces facing the square! Visit the Cloître du Jacobin which is a chef d’œuvre of monastic architecture. You will be amazed by the Palmier des Jacobins, an incomparable palm-tree vault with 22 ribs supporting the roof of the polygonal choir. Don’t miss the Saint Sernin Basilica, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the old quarters of the city, and a stroll along the banks of the River Garonne and the Canal du Midi.

Take time to discover the wonderful cuisine from the south of France. Take time to savour the famous foie gras,duck breast, cassoulet, Toulouse sausage, wine (Fronton, Gaillac, Armagnac), cheese (Roquefort).

Go to the Place Saint George, where you will find all the great designer shops alongside those of younger designers.


Toulouse Tourist Office
Donjon du Capitole. 31080 Toulouse.
Tel: +33 (0)5 40 13 15 31

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

Train Station(s)

Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Toulouse can be found.

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