The city of Toulouse exudes beauty through its pink glow of rose-colored terracotta bricks and old style architecture. Surrounded by waterways, the city has bustling food markets and a variety of music influences, from jazz to techo to rock. Additionally, it is the home of the largest university outside of Paris, resulting in a wide variety of ages and people, adding to the city’s rich dynamic. Here are our suggestions on what to do in order to get the most out of a stay in Toulouse.
1- Grand Hotel de L’Opera: The 17th Century style hotel is a remodeled convent. The charming hotel is situated in the heart of downtown Toulouse. The hotel offers contemporary suites with romantic touches, perfect for time passed in Toulouse.
2- The University of Toulouse: The University was established in 1229, and it is the largest university in France outside of Paris. The school houses a wide array of subjects, as well as boasts a rich history and beautiful architecture.
3- Les Jardins de L’Opera: The dishes of this elegant restaurant uses only the top ingredients to create its flavorful dishes. The atmosphere adds to the experience; it is housed in a glass-roofed courtyard with wonderful views.
4- Bapz Bakery and Tea Room: This is the perfect location for afternoon tea or Sunday brunch. Offering a variety of pastries and scones, Bapz is a necessary stop in Toulouse.
5- Albi: A city of red brick, Albi houses a huge cathedral and beautiful bridges. The Cathedral Saint Cecil has kaleidoscope windows and a gorgeous exterior. A stop by the Musée Toulouse-Lautrec is necessary, as it has a fascinating collection of the artist’s works.