Warm, spontaneous, passionate, Toulouse is the capital of Occitania. It welcomes you to its orange brick haven sculpted by 2000 years of history. Top landmarks and sites devoted to aeronautical and space culture happily sit side by side. The blend of sunshine, party atmosphere and carefree lifestyle make it a city where lots of French people dream of living.
You'll be amazed at the sheer number of amazing monuments in Toulouse whose centre you can explore on foot or by bike. Walk into Saint-Sernin Basilica (one of the biggest Roman buildings in the West) and Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Jacques, both listed as World Heritage sites by UNESCO. Experience the majesty of the Jacobin Convent, a gem of Southern French Gothic Art. Enjoy the peace of the cloister and Augustine Museum.
If you can only visit one of Toulouse's 80 mansions then make it the Hôtel d’Assézat. You'll love Toulouse and its Italian vibe. In the increasingly pedestrianised centre, brick splashes everything with its pink, red and orange shades. It is a direct descendant from Roman times. Admire the architectural features: columns, caryatids, faces and more. Step into internal courtyards in Renaissance mansions. Have a coffee in squares gushing with fountains. And of course, enjoy the boutiques, restaurants and cafés that make Toulouse a trendy yet friendly city.