Visiting Toulouse

Key places to visit

Capitolium

This is the emblematic building of the Ville Rose: set across from the Place du Capitole since the XVIII century, it houses both the town hall and the Théâtre du Capitole. It can be crossed via the Henri-IV courtyard behind the central gate.

The Basilica of Saint-Sernin

This basilica of brick and stone from the XI Century is actually one of the largest romanesque buildings in Occident! An ancient stop on the Way of St James, it is a listed UNESCO heritage site.

The Jacobins Convent

The most remarkable feature that is sure to surprise visitors is the unique vault in the form of a palm tree. The church, with its double nave featuring a painted décor and superb stained-glass windows, is also home to the relics of Saint Thomas Aquinas. As for the cloister of the convent, an island of tranquility within the city, it regularly hosts concerts and exhibitions.

A jewel of southern Gothic art, this ensemble was established in the XIII and XIV centuries by the Dominican order.

The banks of the Garonne

One of the most beautiful views of the city features the Pont Neuf, the Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Jacques, the dome of La Grave and the River Garonne.

Promenades or sunbathing: in the very heart of the city, you can enjoy the banks of the river, most notably, along the Promenade Henri-Martin and at the Place de la Daurade.

The best museums in town

Toulouse Museum

Across 3,000m² of floor space, Le Muséum displays its extraordinary collection of more than two million pieces in these modern and interactive spaces, featuring science laboratories and a botanical garden.

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The Cité de l'Espace

 
Contemplating the Ariane 5 rocket, admiring the treasures of outer Space, discovering the secrets of the Universe, you can do all this and more at the Cité de l’Espace.

For young and old alike, the Cité de l’Espace offers you a journey into the world of Space. The 2,500m² of exhibitions are revealed through a fun and interactive tour where you can explore all the stages in the life of an astronaut. You can even learn about meteorology with a forecaster from Météo France.

I’m ready for takeoff!