Book Toulouse hotels and take a tour of an ancient city that has one eye on the skies...
The ageless loveliness of Toulouse is juxtaposed by the aviation and space-flight industries that have seen this modern metropolis thrive. In Toulouse, you don't have to decide between modernity and history!
You can visit the space-age museum Cité de l'Espace during your break in Toulouse, or simply wander along the River Garonne and savour the customs and architecture of this south-western city, which lies near the mountains of the Pyrenees.
Finding hotels in Toulouse is easy with our handy guide...
There are many stunning four- and five-star hotels in Toulouse, with grand old buildings housing some of the city's finest luxury hotels. Here you'll find excellent levels of service, fine views, top-class dining and high standards of comfort. Budget hotels, while not in abundance, offer great facilities and the good news is that budget travellers do not have to compromise on location, as some of the cheapest places to stay occupy positions alongside the most expensive accommodation in the very central areas.
Several of the major chains have set up shop in Toulouse. Pick from brands such as Mercure, Kyriad, Novotel, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Radisson Blu, Adagio, Best Western, Ibis, Holiday Inn and Citadines.
Take the Capitole - the town hall and an opera house - as the centre of your Toulouse universe and stay as close as possible to this spot to be in the vicinity of things to see, great restaurants and a lively nightlife scene. The central area of Toulouse - where most of the city's hotels are located - is roughly bordered by the river to the west and a main traffic artery (half of a ring road) to the east.
Be surprised by the French city of Toulouse during short breaks...
The Pink City is happy to reveal its charms to visitors. See the attractions between tasty journeys into the local cuisine at the wonderful restaurants, cafés and bars of Toulouse.
Top five attractions
Head here after dark and you'll see why Capitole is viewed as the heart and soul of the city.
A captivating part of the city blessed with Gothic architecture, narrow streets and canals.
An imposing building and one of the largest Romanesque churches in Europe.
Église des Jacobins
If you're looking for hidden beauty, then step inside this church - the internal architecture is far more impressive than the exterior.
Cité de l'Espace
A theme park dedicated to space. Out of this world and educational at the same time.
Want to know what's on when in Toulouse? Use our guide to find out what's happening throughout the year...
You'll get a taste for the flavour of Toulouse when you attend any of these annual events:
Descente de la Garonne en Radeau; May: Make sure you have a splashing time watching the locals battle it out in their colourful, home-made boats for this wacky raft race.
Festival Garonne; July: This is a charming festival where the culture of another nation is celebrated each year. The food, dress, art, literature and traditions of a different way of life from around the world are enthusiastically honoured.
Jazz sur Son 31; October: Up to 50 concerts - many of them free - are held over the two weeks of the premier jazz event in France. Traditional and contemporary plays side by side as thousands of jazz fans descend upon Toulouse. Book your hotel early to avoid disappointment.