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Toulouse City Guide

Located along the banks of River Garonne, this is the capital city of the French department of Haute Garonne and Occitanie. It is the fourth-largest in France and is known to be built by the Romans. A picturesque and modern looking location, this place is home to numerous attractions. It has three of them listed under the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Also known as the centre of the aerospace industry, it has the headquarters of many major organizations. Airbus, the SPOT Satellite system, ATR and the Aerospace valley are present here. Apart from these, this industrial city has placed such as the Basilique Saint Sernin, Couvent des Jacobins, Place du Capitole, Musee des Augustins, etc. Each of these represents a different angle of this beautiful area with some exhibiting the Gothic style architecture and the others speaking of development and modernity. 

Place du Capitole, Toulouse       |   Image by guillaume pdv from Pixabay 
 

Historically a trade point between the Pyrenees, Mediterranean and the Atlantic, its origin is particularly unknown. Under the kingdom of France, it was named a Royal city and was given due credit. For a period of nearly a hundred years, it had become the centre of Occitan literary culture. Over time, it had experienced war and the ill effects of it and was once a target. Majorly a trading dependent place, it had been an active participant since the 15th century. It was also a part of the Napoleonic war. The war was named the Battle of Toulouse and was one among the last of all. After four days of Napoleon’s surrender, the area was defended strongly by Marshal Soult, a revered historical figure. 

 

Streets of Toulouse         |        Image by Tomas Llorente from Pixabay
 

This city is a culmination of specialties of the past as well the bright future lying ahead. Numerous religious buildings are present here. The architecture, mainly those featuring the Gothic style are captivating. Numerous civilian locations from the past and present are available for tourists. Away from high rise structures, there are natural delights also. Drowning in the lap of nature along the river, enjoying captivating views from the bridge, etc. are some of them. The area offers everything one can wish for in an enchanting tour. 

Best time to visit

During the summertime, between June and August, the climate is quite pleasant. The spring and summer offer a calmer temperature along with some special delights. The city plunges into liveliness during these days. Most of the attractions can be visited without any kind of fear. During the winter months, it is off-season and the prices come down. The temperatures are not very welcoming. Choosing the season should be done checking the ability of the visitor to sustain a cold here. Most of the outdoor activities here take place during the summer since most of the winter stay is indoors.

 

Toulouse Transfers Service

As an industrial city, Toulouse has a rigid and planned public transport system. The private transfers here too are available in great numbers. Traveling around is not much of a problem until the mode is figured out. Depending on the time of the day, services and prices vary. Those who intend to utilize public transport must necessarily be aware of the process here. The language might act as a minor issue, but it can be addressed. Tourists visiting this location can choose their choice from the following available options. 

Metro, Toulouse       |        Image by IngolfBLN from flickr

The place has a sorted subway system that works round the clock. A maximum of 4-5 hours is the only when they are not active. They begin at 5 A.M and continue until midnight. They connect most of the places here and are highly reliable. They run in two lines namely A and B. The first line operates between Basso Cambo and Balma Gramont. The second runs between Borderouge and Ramonville. During the weekends, these run until 1 A.M. Apart from the subway mode, the bus route is quite dependable. These buses run from 9:30 P.M. There are a total of 82 lines around the area. The only issue with these is their absence in the morning times. Those wishing to explore the nightlife here can happily choose these for a great view of the public life. 

 

Tram, Toulouse      |        Image by IngolfBLN from flickr

Train

Another famous mode of transfer here is the tram. There is only one line running in the route. It covers the place from Aerconstellation to Palais de Justice. Though reliable, the availability of a single route poses a problem. Travelers wishing to move between these places only can choose this way of transportation. Another oft chosen mode is bike rentals. They are given on a weekly, monthly, or yearly basis in nearby places. Depending on the travelers’ requirements, they can be chosen. Another possible way of moving around is car rentals and taxis. 

Private transport here is efficient and dependable. Numerous options are always available around. Though the public transfer system here is frequent and reliable, there is no proper connection between all the places in the city. One would need to change to different modes during the journey. Given the fact the city is not a familiar one, this could be very tough. The queue lines and waiting along with the luggage only add to the existing discomfort. Touring the place in private vehicles offers a higher ground in reaching places sooner. The hustle of locating and identifying the proper routes would be eliminated. The industrial aura of the location has some exquisite views and knowledge to offer. Drowning in these and gulping down this knowledge would surely be a great experience, one to cherish forever. 

Choosing the mode of transfer would play a role of key importance, especially while visiting places with least connections. 

 

Toulouse Airport Transfers and Taxis

To enter this exquisite and blended city, one must fly down at the Toulouse Blagnac airport. From here, several services connect this place to the main part. Though there are many to choose, the choices could sometimes result in unexpected experiences. One must select the mode which is most feasible to them. The oft chosen and primary route is the Airport shuttle. It connects the airport to the city centre. They run between 0500h and 0015h with a 20-minute gap between them. They usually take 20 minutes to reach the destination. Apart from the city centre, 4 different stops are covered through this. The frequency makes this method the most chosen one. But, the negative effect of a huge crowd and waiting time is observable. The rates vary depending upon the time of visit. During the off-season months, they come down and during the season, they increase. 

Bus, Toulouse        |       Image by IngolfBLN  from flickr

Bus

Another efficient method is the bus service of Toulouse. Four routes run through the airport and are frequent enough. They include a good crowd too. The bus station can be reached easily from the terminals. These too run only during the night time. This reduces the choices during the day. The rates are the same as those for the other routes. They can be checked with the official website due to the changes. It is visible only in French. Apart from these, the frequently chose option is the private mode of transfer. Taxis and car rentals are easily available here. Several are staged outside the terminals, near the entrance, and can be opted. 

They can also be booked prior to reaching the place. This reduces the suddenness and lack of availability. Rydeu helps you choose the best vehicle for your transportation. Our services begin from providing numerous options. We ensure a hassle-free and enjoyable ride to your destination. The problem of choosing options during a particular time of the day or changing vehicles is eradicated. You can happily lay back as we promise a truly happy journey to your location.

 

A historic and modern city, Toulouse has numerous places of significance. These can be visited at most times of the day. Presently a popular industrial area, the places listed offer a new perspective about the region. The below mentioned popular attractions are a few among the many present here.

Couvent des Jacobins
Couvent des Jacobins, Toulouse
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Couvent des Jacobins

Established in the 13th century, this convent features the southern style Gothic architecture. It has contrasting kinds on the inside and outside. Several red bricks belonging to Toulouse are said to be used in its construction. The interior has a delicate architecture while the exterior possesses an austere design. A chapel here is dedicated to Saint Antonin and it has relics of Saint Thomas Aquinas. The place holds classical music nights and is kept open until midnight during the month of June. A piano festival also takes place in the month of September. Visiting this is a very refreshing and soothing experience. The architectural enthusiasts can enjoy the vastness and tones here. 

 

Place du Capitole
Place du Capitole
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Place du Capitole

The town square of the city, it has several activities going on continuously here. There are arcades, the Capitole building, theatre du Capitole, etc. here. The architectural beauty of this location too can be experienced properly. Inside the Capitole building, known as the Hotel de Ville, columns are made of pink marble. A room known as Salle de Illustres is special with its gilded moldings. The area represents the growth and life here. These are open for visitors of the first Sunday of every month. A small walk away from here is the Vieux Quartier, a medieval location. The Cafes, Rue Saint-Rome and Rue des Charges are quite famous here for their delicacies. 

 

 

 

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