With its charming pink bricks, Toulouse is one of the most charming cities to visit in France.
Known as the “pink city”, because of its constructions made with terracotta bricks in pink tones, toulouse is the capital of the department of Haute-Garonne and is one of the destinations to visit in the south of France nicer. Its central region has areas considered UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as the splendid Basilica of Saint-Sernin de Toulouse. The building dates from the medieval period, having been built in the 4th century and improved over the centuries. The foundation of the standing building today was consecrated in 1180. Its interior has one of the most beautiful collections of works of sacred art, with works in Romanesque style dating back to antiquity.
Another interesting point to know in toulouse is the Capitólio, the central area that houses some of the most important buildings in the city, such as the Theatro do Capitólio, as well as squares, parks, restaurants and museums. It is an area that deserves, at least, an afternoon of your itinerary. THE Augustines Museum is one of the cultural temples and the 3rd oldest in France, with a rich collection that includes statues from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. In addition, the building, in neo-gothic style, has a rich collection of furniture and paintings.
who seeks attractions to see in Toulouse in 2 two, you cannot leave out the Jardin des Plantes, which gained its first contours in 1730, having been perfected in 1794, by the landscaper and botanist Philippe-Isidore Picot de Lapeyrouse. The space is one of the most charming, with rare species, many colors and a great place for a family or couple stroll in the afternoons.
Closing the list of must-see places to visit Toulouse, we cannot leave out the Space City Museum and Planetarium, a space built close to the region's aerospace technology center, this space contains one of the largest planetariums in the country, allowing tourists to know more about our universe. It is an ideal tour to take, especially if you are traveling with children and teenagers.
What to do in Toulouse
Basilica of Saint-Sernin in Toulouse
can't visit toulouse and not to include in the itinerary a visit to this basilica, one of the oldest in the south of France. With a neo-Gothic finish, surrounded by streets full of charming restaurants and an interior decorated with works of sacred art that earned it the title of UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is a fundamental attraction for its historical importance and for being in such a pleasant and rich area of City.
Explore the downtown area toulouse is a must for anyone visiting the destination. With buildings and constructions built with red terracotta bricks, commerce and houses take on a charming pink tone. Old buildings from the time of the Roman Empire still stand the test of time scattered throughout the area, as well as gardens, parks and fountains. It's worth investing an afternoon walking around here.
The building of this important museum dates from 1309 and its collection spans centuries of French, Mediterranean and world history. With millenary statues, paintings from the most diverse artistic movements, such as romanticism and medieval pieces, the third oldest museum in France is a mandatory stop. It features pieces by Philippe de Champaigne, Louise Moillon, Aelbert Cuyp and Neri di Bicci.
Garden of Plants
Those looking to relax in one of the most colorful settings in toulouse should enjoy an afternoon in this great Botanical Garden, one of the oldest and most complete in France. With tropical and Asian species and a rich European collection, its lawns dotted with colorful flowers are an invitation to picnic.
Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum of toulouse has one of the largest and oldest in France, having been founded in 1796, during the period of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. It has more than 2.5 million pieces on display, which help depict the planet's natural and human diversity.
Market Victor Hugo
To experience the natural and most delicious flavors of French cuisine, be sure to explore the aisles of this old market, which sells cheeses, wines, breads, pasta, fruits and a multitude of fresh products. It also has restaurants, some more sophisticated and others with more affordable prices.
Space City Museum and Planetarium
toulouse It is one of the most important technology hubs in France, with a large sector of aviation and space exploration. For this reason, the city has one of the largest museums dedicated to the universe, where tourists can explore a large planetarium and delve into the mysteries of the planets in our galaxy. It is possible to get inside spaceships, get to know the astronauts' clothes and understand the technological development of humanity.
Other places to visit in Toulouse:
– Convent of the Jacobins
– Capitol Theater
– Pont Neuf
How to get to Toulouse
The fastest way to get to Toulouse is via Toulouse–Blagnac Airport (TLS), with flights to different European capitals.
By train, the city is served by the efficient French railway system, with connections to other national and international capitals, with the Toulouse-Matabiau Railway Central Station being the main gateway to this means. Finally, it is possible to access Toulouse from Paris by car, via the A20 highway, in a journey of 7 hours.
Best time to visit Toulouse
The city enjoys a climate with Mediterranean and oceanic influences. Summer (June to September) is dry and hot, while winter (December to March) is relatively mild.
THE best time to visit Toulouse it is between April and October, when the temperatures are more pleasant.
Where to stay in Toulouse
The best option of where to stay in Toulouse is the Capitole, one of the neighborhoods that correspond to the central area of the city. THE Ibis Styles it's the Villa du Taur It has one of the top rated locations in the city.
For those looking for cheap options to stay, a tip is the Royal Wilson.
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