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With a two thousand-year-old history, Toulouse boasts countless wonderful historical architecture and attractions especially in the idyllic Old Quarter. However, this wealthy heritage can also be seen in every corner of the city with fantastic Roman and gothic churches, private mansions dating back to the sixteenth century and excellent museums and archaeological sights.
Toulouse still manages however to find the ideal balance with modernity and is very much a twenty-first century town. It is indeed regarded to be the high-tech hub of the aerospace industry in Europe, home to the Airbus S.A.S. and the National Center for Space Research. Make sure to take this chance and extend your knowledge about aerospace while you are on Toulouse holidays or Toulouse city break.
An agricultural market hub, Toulouse is also considered to be one of the best destinations in France for high quality culinary art. The Midi-Pyrenees is one of the southwest’s most important gastronomic areas, producing outstanding wine, foie gras, cheeses, charcuterie, and cassoulet.
Whether taking a stroll in the numerous magnificent parks or gardens, shopping in the countless fantastic fashion boutiques, enjoying an exquisite traditional meal or simply soaking up the amazing architecture of the city, there is always something to please people taking a Toulouse weekend break. Young couples will definitely appreciate the energy and enthusiasm of this unique city.
Shopping With all kinds of renowned international brands in fashion, design, leather products and jewellery on offer, a Toulouse city break is perfect for shopping lovers. Colourful open-air and covered markets are perfect for finding exceptional mementos to present your loved ones when you return from your cheap Toulouse holidays.
Cité de l’Espace This theme park is devoted to the investigation of space and boasts a wide range of interactive exhibits and experiments. Visit Cité de l’Espace on your Toulouse holidays to climb aboard a Soyuz spacecraft, see a replication of the MIR space station, or one of the Ariane five launch rockets and to check out the IMAX cinema and the vast planetarium.
Les Abattoirs These ancient abattoirs are nowadays home to an enormous cultural hub and famous modern art museum. Permanent and temporary exhibitions are on display with a bookshop, a library and an auditorium also on site.
Theatre Garonne Make sure to spend an evening at the theatre during your Toulouse holidays. Theatre Garonne is located on the left bank of the river, has lately been renovated and is the centre of culture in the town. The theatre features a diverse programme of performances throughout the year with a bar-restaurant open during evening performances.
Le Musée des Augustins This arts museum situated in a wonderfully rebuilt Gothic monastery boasts a great collection of artworks and sculptures from the Middle Ages to the beginning of the twentieth century. The Romanesque and southern Gothic sculptures are especially exciting.