Explore the enchanting city of Toulouse, known as the “Pink City” for its pink-tinged buildings. Tour the capital of the Midi-Pyrenees region to discover a young and active metropolis that vibrates with Latin warmth.
What to Expect
Make the most of your time in Lourdes and the Pyrenees region by visiting Toulouse for the day. This 9-hour tour takes you to the “Pink City” to explore its historic streets, marked by the centuries since Roman times.
Ideally situated in the heart of southern France, between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean, the cosmopolitan city joyously mixes heritage and lifestyle, great cultural events and festival pleasures.
At once modern and proud of its history, open and radiant, you will be seduced by the incomparable Toulousain lifestyle, coupled with the wealth of its cultural heritage. Its eyes are firmly on the future, as Toulouse is an epicenter of the European aerospace industry and high-tech business and home to the second largest student population in France, making it a vibrant city of cosmopolitan considerations.
Sometimes referred to as “La Ville Rose” or “Pink City,” thanks to its brick buildings, you will get to enjoy its many historic bridges, hotels, cathedrals and museums. The grand façades are interspersed with restaurants, cafes, shops and pubs that give the city a pleasant, bustling atmosphere. You can also discover a number of parks and green spaces that provide the city with places for tranquility.
Walk around the narrow streets of the historical center to discover the city’s most popular monuments and attractions, such as the unique Romanesque Saint Sernin Basilica, and the Jacobins Church, renowned for its famous 13th-Century palm tree column and cloister.
Go to the main square of the Capitole, built on the site of the former Roman seat of government. See the lovely Garonne River and the banks of the Canal du Midi and visit the Hôtel d'Assézat, one of the most appealing of Toulouse’s many old mansions.
With round-trip transfers from Lourdes, getting to see this magnificent jewel of the Midi-Pyrénées in a single day is a breeze.
- Licensed driver/guide
- Pick-up and drop-off
- Guided tour