Toulouse has a lot of landscapes and places to visit. Between historical monuments, charming alleys, relaxing gardens and pleasant squares – there is always plenty to see. We suggest some places not to be missed in the “pink city”.
Bordered by the Garonne, Toulouse offers its inhabitants an attractive walk along the river “La Garonne”. The quays on both sides, as well as numerous bridges (the Pont des Catalans, the Pont Saint-Pierre, the Pont-Neuf and the Pont Saint-Michel) make the banks of the Garonne one of the most beautiful views of the city. Ideal for beautiful encounters or solitary relaxation. Walking near the water, invigorates and gives the inhabitants of Toulouse the desire to get out of their homes to discover the must-see places of their adorable city.
Strolling through the narrow streets of Toulouse is as pleasant as picnicking in the beautiful gardens that the city offers, dotted with flora and fauna. Escape to the Japanese garden and enjoy the fresh air of Toulouse. This specific green space offers you a soothing and relaxing walk at any time of the day. It goes without saying that sportsmen and women can also get away from it all by running along the beautiful predefined paths.
Learn more about the city’s political past by visiting the historic and cultural Capitole. Today, this spectacular monument houses the city hall and its theatre. Dating back to 1190, the Capitouls decided to found this emblematic place as a symbol of municipal power. You can also discover the Place du Capitole, where this building is located. Very busy and dense, it forms a rectangle 126 metres long and 92 metres wide in the heart of the city centre. Don’t hesitate, it’s waiting for you !
Finally, I will let you admire the Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Jacques, a building located on the left bank of the Garonne. Born from the union of the Sainte-Marie de la Daurade hospital and the Novel hospital, the Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Jacques had the mission of welcoming the pilgrims of Saint-Jacques, which is why it was given this name! From the 16th century onwards, this hospital foundation became the most important hospital in Toulouse, until the opening of the Purpan hospital in 1946. Did you know that ? 🧐