From the Garonne to the Canal du Midi, from Saint-Sernin to the Space Museum, there are many reasons to come and discover the multiple faces of Toulouse. Be the visitor who, in turn, will be a pilgrim in churches, a historian or an art lover in museums.
The famous “pink city” is a large metropolis with the soul of a village whose charm rests on the beauty of the architecture and the effervescence of its population.
Covered with red tiles and dressed in orange bricks, Toulouse has become the 4th largest city in France while keeping its strong local traditions alive. Welcoming, spontaneous and friendly, Toulouse can easily be visited on foot. Your stroll will take you from one sumptuous Renaissance mansion to another (there are dozens in the historic center), from the prestigious Place du Capitole to the famous Saint-Sernin basilica (the largest Romanesque building in Christendom) , the cloisters of the Augustinians and the Jacobins, the many museums, and finally along the sunny banks of the Garonne and the Canal du Midi (world heritage).
THE HIGLIGHTS OF THE TOUR
- Toulouse walking tour
- “Cassoulet” dinner and lunch at the Victor-Hugo market
- Visit of Albi and Gordes-sur-Ciel
- Visit of the Pastel museum
THE TOUR in detail
step by step
DAY 1 : : Visit of Toulouse and cassoulet dinner
Arrival in Toulouse in the morning. Welcome at the airport or train station and transfer to the hotel.
After lunch, guided walking tour of the city. Discovery of the magnificent residences testifying to the power and the political and economic influence of the rich merchants and fathers of the city between 1500 and 1700. Visit of the Saint-Sernin basilica splendid Romanesque building, an essential stopover for pilgrims on the way to Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle, the largest and one of the most beautiful Romanesque churches in the West, visit the Jacobin Convent, a vast church with two naves, divided by a row of seven columns supporting starry vaults. Walk along the Garonne to admire the viewpoint on the emblematic monuments of Toulouse. Free time around Place du Capitole and return to the hotel at the end of the afternoon. In the evening, “Cassoulet” dinner accompanied by Languedoc wines in a typical restaurant in the city center.
DAY 2 : Visit of a Toulouse market and discovery of a museum
In the morning visit to a market in Toulouse and lunch in a restaurant located on the 1st floor of the Victor Hugo Market serving Toulouse specialties: foie gras, duck, sausages etc …
Afternoon devoted to visiting one of the many museums in Toulouse: Jacobins Museum, Natural History Museum, Abattoirs Museum, Bemberg Foundation…..
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