Capital of Occitania
Regional capital with more than 2000 years of rich history, discover Toulouse, all built around its Place du Capitole and its city-centre terraces. The city makes for the perfect balance between tradition and modernity. This can be spotted in its architecture, which embodies the changes the city has experienced. It is both young and old, full of passion yet equally peaceful, as you’ll discover in the Prairie des Philtres park by the Garonne at sunset. These contrasts have made the city an enchanting place with a great lifestyle. Whether passing through or more permanently, you’ll find the Canal du Midi, sleeping under the shade or flowing out to sea. Unmissable cultural sites can be found as you stroll through the Carmes district or along streets named after obsolete trades or functions. Indeed, this is where the Hotel and Spa La Cour des Consuls is located.
The Medieval-style streets will peacefully lead you towards such museums as the Musée du Vieux Toulouse, the Musée des Augustins and the Hotel d’Assézat. Don’t miss the Saint-Cernin Church that “lights up the night”, the Pont Neuf (the city’s oldest bridge that spans the River Garonne), and the many paintings of the Galerie des Illustres. When you have seen all this, discover the fascinating world outside the city. The Cité de l'Espace, for example, is a real out of the world experience. Located in the town of Latécoère, live out the adventures of aerospace aviators at this fun and comprehensive space museum. With special interactive films and technology, go and explore new frontiers, a mysterious realm no longer just for peeking into but for properly traversing. Discover the planets like never before – and see our own like never before for that matter. All in all, Toulouse is a city that is completely worthy of discovering or rediscovering.