Car Hire Toulouse Airport
The wonderfully vibrant city of Toulouse is dubbed the ‘Pink City’ due to the emblematic pale rose brick walls of the old buildings, which illuminate as the sun sets on this glorious 2,000-year-old ancient metropolis. France’s 4th largest city and the capital of Occitanie, Toulouse sits between the Pyrenees Mountains on the banks of the stunning Garonne River, residing in France’s southwest, bordering Spain. With its laid back vibes and warm, friendly nature, you wouldn’t be out of place for thinking Toulouse is a city that feels more like a village. Discover old ancient relics as you explore thousand-year-old buildings, old archaeological churches, cathedrals, museums and more. With its strong artistic heritage, rich culture and Roman influence, this mediaeval masterpiece is a sight to behold and one place you won’t want to miss on your next trip through France’s southwest.
Explore the Enthralling Tales of Toulouse’s Oldest and Boldest City Attraction
Renowned for its archaic archaeology and colourful pale pink cityscape, Toulouse continues to capture the curious minds of visitors far and wide as you lose yourself in the enthralling tales that encapsulate the rich history of this extraordinary city. Travel along the city streets in your car hire as you unlock the mysteries of some of Toulouse’s oldest and boldest city attractions. Visit the Romanesque pilgrimage church Basilique Saint-Sernin, the mediaeval heart of Toulouse and one of the greatest churches in all of France. Completed in the 1100s, this otherworldly monument is a symbol of old Roman Christian heritage with the building built in the form of a crucifix. As the resting place of Saint Saturnin, the first bishop of Toulouse, it can be easy to get lost in the story of this truly fascinating place. The next stop through the town square is to the hub of Toulouse, the Place du Capitole. Lined with classic old Toulouse architecture, explore the stylish arcades to the west and the Capitole Town Hall to the east. Venture inside the Capitole for stunning views of the Theatre du Capitole and the Salle Des Illustres, some of France’s most prestigious old buildings. Continue through the heartland of Toulouse to experience some of the most exquisite art and cultural displays in the entire country. Bask in the steller Southern Gothic architecture of the Dominican monastery at Couvent des Jacobins and Musee des Augustins. Explore some of Toulouse’s famous historical artwork at Fondation Bemberg, Les Abattoirs and Chappelle des Carmelites. Or take a stroll along the incredible Canal du Midi, a 240-kilometre 17th-century waterway originally engineered as a shortcut between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. One thing is for certain, no matter which way you turn you can be sure to find something awesome to see or do during your time at Toulouse.
Indulge in some Toulouse Culinary Classics in your car hire
As a city brimming with budding life and a uniquely rich laid back culture, Toulouse is so much more than ancient architecture and historical museums. As Paris’s more affordable cousin, Toulouse is also home to some of the best cuisine in all of France. Famous for its various forms of cassoulet, tapas and Le Fenetra, you can choose to eat like a local or wine and dine and some of Toulouse’s most prestigious restaurants. Some of our favourites include Michel Sarran, L’aubrac, La Cave au Cassoulet and Victor Hugo’s markets. For those wanting to take their food experiences to the next level, you can even check out some of Toulouse’s delicious walking tours and gourmet food adventures that take you on a journey through the heart of Toulouse on this multisensory culinary experience.
Live like a local by attending a game of Toulouse’s local rugby team Stade Toulousain at the Stade Ernest-Wallon stadium. Paving the way for some of France’s greatest ever rugby players, the competition is fierce and the crowd electric, with home games selling out well in advance. Whether you are looking to take a small step or a giant leap, be sure to travel to the La Cité de l’Espace, only a short 15-minute trip in your car hire from the Toulouse airport. As Europe’s space capital, this captivating discovery centre is home to numerous full-scale space models and awe-inspiring interactive exhibits that will have you feeling like an astronaut for the day. For a brush with mother nature, Toulouse is also home to some of the region's most beautiful gardens and parks. Be sure to check out the family-friendly Jardin de Compans Caffarelli, Japanese garden or Jardin des Plantes.