The city of Toulouse has an undeniable charm. On one hand, there is an urban setting with impressive monuments and another hand ther, a natural setting with the Canal du Midi and the Garonne.
The pink city is easily visited by foot. However, you can always take a break by sitting on the terrace of one of its famous squares. Here, they represent real districts, with an unique architectural style.
These include the famous Place du Capitole with its view, the popular Place Saint-Georges with its restaurants, the Place de la Trinité with its bars and cafés, and the festive Place Saint-Pierre for a night out.
But Toulouse has other surprises in store when you visit its most beautiful districts!
The Saint Cyprien district
On the left side of the Garonne river, the Saint-Cyprien district was once home to the sick, pilgrims and exiles.
Today it is a very popular district with its garden, la Prairie des filtres, a major place for summer events and also a photographic museum, and of course the Abattoirs, a museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art. In this district you will find food from all over the world, there is something for everyone!
You will also find an emblematic figure of Toulouse which is the Pont-neuf. For a moment of peace and quiet, take a walk along the Garonne!
The Châlets district
Just a few steps from the Place du Capitole, the Chalets district is distinctive for its Toulouse houses, its mansions and its small streets. This urban and preserved living environment is much wanted by Toulouse residents, from families to young professionals.
It is also one of the quietest districts in the city center!
In addition to this living environment, there is a rich and varied neighborhood life. You will appreciate the theater programme of the Comédie de Toulouse, the exhibitions of the Institut Cervantes, not forgetting the numerous theatrical and musical associations.
The Saint-Étienne district
Just near the Carmes district, Saint-Étienne is a chic, bourgeois district of the city centre. Here you will find the private mansions of the Renaissance traders and the Capitouls, the old city leaders, as well as the Saint-Etienne cathedral, in the heart of the district. Photographers are particularly fond of the streets, which are very Instagrammable!
If you are a lover of history and beautiful monuments, this district seems to be a must-see!
To sum up, there are many other charming districts in the Pink City, but I won’t tell you more! Come and discover them on your own!