A powerhouse of the south, France’s fourth largest city is a dynamic place that overlays its rich history with a thoroughly modern outlook. The heart of the historical Occitania region (street signs are in both French and Occitan), it’s packed with centuries-old red brick mansions that glow in the southern French sunlight, giving it the nickname ‘the pink city’. A young, diverse population fills bars and restaurants that are as likely to serve tapas as Toulouse sausage, a reminder of this area’s proximity to the Spanish border. Beyond the beautiful historic centre, the city also looks firmly to the future as a thriving hub for the aeronautics industry.
Restaurants and Cafés in Toulouse
Contemporary Toulouse food from a top local chef
Bars and Pubs in Toulouse
Sample wines from around the world in this bijou bar
Things to Do in Toulouse
See how the world's largest passenger plane is put together