Cheap flights to Toulouse
Mouthwatering French cuisine, a compact yet stunning old quarter and a surrounding countryside that is quite simply the best in France, Toulouse has all the ingredients for the perfect holiday. Normally overlooked by tourists for cities and resorts closer to the sea, Toulouse is definitely one of France’s hidden gems when it comes to city breaks or that longer summer getaway. The main appeal of this southern metropolis just a stone’s throw from the Pyrenees has to be its spectacular architecture.
This is France’s pink city, or la ville rose if you’re in the know, thanks to the red brick used in the construction of many of its buildings. A stunning old town that changes colour depending on the light, walks along the Garonne River and parks and cafe-lined squares complete the lineup of attractions that keep tourists coming back to France’s fourth-largest city year after year. Oh, and being so close to Spain, the weather isn’t bad either, plus you can expect an almost Latin-style vibe to this city. What do we mean? Well, let’s just say things go at a rather slower pace than the rest of the country.
The Christmas market has mulled wine, ginger-bread, decorations, Father Christmas, a massive Christmas tree and a skating rink in the magical Place du Capitole.
Rio Loco (15-18th June 2017) is a world music and arts festival attracting around 100,000 people a year. 2017 throws the spotlight on the islands in the Indian Ocean, including cinema and gastronomy. www.rio-loco.org
Just south of Toulouse the Cite de l'Espace is heaven for those who look to the stars and want to go there. Learn everything about space travel, astronauts, and planets. Explore a rocket, check out the IMAX cinema and experience walking on the moon. Prepare to stay all day. www.cite-espace.com
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