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Toulouse Holidays

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Experience the wonder of Toulouse

Toulouse holidays are your key to a French destination with a Spanish twist. 

France’s Pink City sits near the border with Spain and its culture combines the best of both countries. 

Fine food is on the menu here – cheese, croissants and cassoulets are all among the local favourites. 

Heritage lovers will adore sights such as the Basilica of Saint-Sernin and the Capitole building, while there’s charming scenery to enjoy at spots like the Canal du Midi. 

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Things to do in Toulouse

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Discover the famed Canal du Midi 

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Canal du Midi is a 300-year-old waterway that winds through Toulouse and continues towards the coast.

Travel some of the route by barge or simply stroll down the bank and watch life play out on the water. 

You can hire your own boat or be expertly guided along the canal by an experienced skipper.

Where to stay in Toulouse

Luxury stays in the city centre 

Toulouse may be a city, but you’ll find a pleasingly laid-back atmosphere amid the pretty squares and pavement cafes of its central neighbourhoods. 

For the very best in comfort and service, check out the five-star Crowne Plaza Toulouse. 

Situated close to key sights such as Toulouse Cathedral and the Basilica of Saint-Sernin, it has air-conditioned rooms and a 24-hour health club. 

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Family holidays in Toulouse 

Consider staying in the east of the city to be close to child-friendly attractions. Picking a hotel in the Cote Pavee area puts you near to the Parc De La Grande Plaine and the La Cité de l’Espace space-themed visitor attraction. 

Central Toulouse will still be on your doorstep and, with the great local transport network, all the city’s sights are easy to access. 

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All you need to know about Toulouse

Local currency 

The currency used here is the euro. ATMs are easy to find around the city and credit cards are accepted in most places.

Getting around 

You’ll find plenty of taxis available for hire, while the city’s metro system is also a good way of getting around, along with the local bus service.

Languages spoken 

The official language in Toulouse is French. English is often spoken in larger hotels and restaurants, though it’s less common in smaller establishments.

Festivals and events

Visitors flock to Toulouse every year for the Toulouse Violet Festival in early February - a floral, colourful event. There are music, theatre and seasonal events on the calendar too.

More about Toulouse

Local cuisine

Toulouse combines the best of wider French cuisine with many stellar dishes of its own. 

Alongside moreish cheeses and buttery croissants you’ll find hearty cassoulets and a regional sausage recipe – the saucisse de Toulouse. 

Don’t forget to try tarte aux noix, a delicious walnut tart. Rue Perchepinte and Boulevard de Strasbourg are among the top spots to eat out during a holiday to Toulouse. 

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Why we love Toulouse

“From the Vieux Quartier to the Canal du Midi, Toulouse is a place where dreams are made. It’s easy to see why so many people love it.”

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