On the banks of the Garonne River sits the ancient Roman city of Toulouse—home today to the European space industry, as well as one of Europe’s oldest universities. By day, this magnetic metropolis charms with its Latin character, while the evenings alight with song and dance. No matter the season, Toulouse is festive year-round. Walk through the Pink City’s brick-lined streets and follow in the footsteps of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
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Visit the capital of the Occitanic region from Canada and discover things to do in Toulouse. Take a walk along the iconic Canal du Midi and have your picture taken at the famous Pont Neuf. Discover the best day trips from Toulouse, like Toulouse to Albi, hometown of post-impressionistic painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, or Toulouse to Carcassonne, where you can visit the citadel that inspired Disney Castle. Explore our itineraries to find the best places to visit in Toulouse with the help of our travel guides and tour packages!
TOULOUSE TRAVEL GUIDE
French and Occitan
What to eat
Regional specialties like duck (canard confit, foie gras), cassoulet (a sumptuous slow-cooked stew made with beans, sausage, and goose, spiced with garlic and other herbs), and the city’s iconic sweets: Violets de Toulouse (fresh flowers crystallized in sugar).
What to bring back
Violets are one of the city’s biggest historical exports and are made into a variety of products perfect for taking home, like liquors, candies and soaps! Souvenirs from the Cité de l'Espace museum are perfect for fans of astronomy and space travel.
Toulouse was once one of Europe’s wealthiest cities, thanks to its monopoly on the pastel pigment, a blue dye derived from the woad plant. This prosperity ended when Indian indigo entered the European market, but remnants of Toulouse’s fabulous past remain in the form of its gorgeous Renaissance mansions and architecture.
Important InfoFor more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
Toulouse Tour Packages
Paris and ToulouseTravel by train to cosmopolitan Paris and the ‘pink city’ of Toulouse on this 10-day tour.
Toulouse and MoreStay in Toulouse and explore the Pink City on this 9-day voyage in southern France.
Toulouse and More in winterStay in Toulouse and explore the ‘pink city’ on this 9-day vacation in southern France.
Paris & Toulouse in WinterTravel by train to cosmopolitan Paris and the ‘pink city’ of Toulouse on this 10-day tour.
Toulouse & ParisTravel by train to the ‘pink city’ of Toulouse and cosmopolitan Paris on this 10-day tour.
Toulouse, Lyon and ParisExplore three of France’s best-known cities on this 9-night adventure by train. Flights, hotel, train and more included.
Ski Vacation in AndorraExperience skiing in Andorra, a nation situated on the Iberian Peninsula and nestled between France and Spain, just steps away from the majestic Pyrenees Mountains.