Ô Toulouse

ADPP Tourisme Toulouse 1

A whole day would not be enough to enjoy the city to the full, but it will be plenty of time to soak it up. The pink city's many squares and streets with their richly decorated facades invite you to stroll around and discover its architecture. 

The 5 must-sees are : 

1. Le Capitole

All roads lead to the Place du Capitole: with its many cafés, it is the place to be in Toulouse, where all the major events are celebrated. You'll notice that the Languedoc Cross, a work by Raymond Moretti (Nice, 1931-Paris, 2005), is inlaid in the centre of the square.

2. La Basilique Saint-Sernin

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an important stopover on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, this is one of the most beautiful and largest Romanesque churches in the south of France, and its use of brick and stone makes it particularly distinctive. 

3. Le Pont neuf

As its name suggests, this is the oldest bridge in Toulouse. Built in the 16th century, it replaced an older wooden bridge that was better able to withstand the onslaught of the Garonne during floods.

4. La Cité de l'Espace

Ideal for families with children, here you'll discover life on board space flights through fun workshops, a planetarium to immerse you in the cosmos, treasures (like this moon rock brought back by Apollo 15 in 1971) and, in the gardens, life-size models of spacecraft like the Ariane 5.

5. Le Musée des Augustins

The Musée des Augustins is home to the Musée des Beaux-Arts and currently houses over 4,000 items, divided equally between paintings and sculptures.