Toulouse City Info

Toulouse, or La Ville Rose (the pink city) as it is often called, is situated on the banks of the Garonne River in the south west of France. Toulouse was built upon the site of an ancient Roman city, and many of the buildings are made of pink brick, in pseudo-Roman style, hence the city's aforementioned nickname. Toulouse is home to over 1.1 million inhabitants and 97,000 students, making it one of the largest populations of young people in France. Toulouse is renowned for its alternative arts scene, and a number of artists are inspired by the 'free-thinking' atmosphere of the city.

  • The jardin Royal: Toulouse's first park was created in 1754 and is home to a number of exotic plant species and wildlife. A walk beneath the towering trees is a great way to unwind after a day in the city. Across the bridge is Jardin du Grand-Rond in which a number of statues and a colourful variety of flowers make for a beautiful stroll.
  • Les Abattoirs: This museum which holds some impressive pieces of modern and contemporary art was opened in 1995, after being converted from its former use as a slaughter house. The museum holds permanent and temporary exhibitions and hosts events to encourage artistic experimentation. The museum also has a bookshop and library for public use.
  • Le Cité de l'espace: Toulouse is famous for its involvement in the European Aerospace industry. This 'space experience' is a hands-on museum in which visitors are transported into space via an IMAX cinema, Planetarium and life-size spacecraft models. The museum has over 250 exhibitions, most of these are interactive, making Le Cité de l'espace a great day out for the family.
Airport Info

Toulouse-Blagnac is one of France's busiest airports, welcoming over 6 million passengers per year. The airport serves over 30 airlines and a range of destinations throughout Europe and beyond.

Toulouse- Blagnac Airport is located just over 4 miles from central Toulouse.

The airport offers a wide selection of café's, bars and restaurants, along with a number of duty-free shops. The airport has chargeable Wi-Fi hotspots and Internet kiosks, as well as a Post Office and Bereau de Change. Six car-rental companies operate out of the airport including Avis, Europcar and Hertz.

To and from the airport

By Taxi
The taxi journey from the airport to the city centre takes 10-15 minutes and costs around €22. There is a taxi rank on the ground floor at the arrivals level. Taxis can be booked ahead by calling +33 (0)5 61 30 02 54.

By Bus
The FlyBus shuttle runs every 20 minutes between 5:00am and 00.15am. The bus leaves from arrivals, ground floor, Gate C and takes approximately 20 minutes to the centre of Toulouse.

By Train
There are no direct trains to Toulouse-Blagnac airport from the city centre. However, if arriving by train into Toulouse's Gare SNCF Matabiau, a short walk will bring you to Gare Routiere where you can catch the FlyBus shuttle.

By Car
Toulouse-Blagnac Airport is located 4 miles north-west of the city centre, just off the A621, exit at junction 2 and follow signs for the airport.


T: +33 1 70 46 74 74

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