Our selection of excursion ideas for cheap weekends in Toulouse

Our selection of excursion ideas for cheap weekends in Toulouse

The Capitole
The “pink city” is all ochre roof tiles and bricks, and it has a charm all of its own which is sure to enchant you during your cheap weekend in Toulouse. Follow our team’s tips and you’ll get a real taste of south-western art de vivre during your relaxing break.
Saint-Sernin basilica
This luxurious Toulouse icon is now home to the city hall and the Théâtre du Capitole. This was location where members of the city council (or capitouls) have met since the 12th century. You’ll be dazzled by the magnificently restored rooms. Take a few moments to look at its façade from the Place du Capitole.
Saint-Étienne cathedral
The basilica was built between the 11th and 13th centuries to honour Saint Sernin (also known as Saint Saturnin) who was the city’s first bishop. It was made as a stop-off point for pilgrims on the Road to Santiago-de-Compostela pilgrimage Make sure you visit this opulent Roman building and its crypts.
The Jardin Japonais
Don’t miss Saint-Étienne cathedral during your cheap weekend in Toulouse. The foundations of this Gothic marvel were built over an ancient chapel. Its beautiful rose window and luxurious liturgical furnishings complete the scene.
The Jardin Royal
This park takes visitors on a sensory voyage through a truly exotic setting. You’ll pass through spaces dedicated to minerals, plants and water as you walk its pathways and bridges in a space that induces calm. Admire the pretty Asian lanterns before you get to the tea pavilion.
You can get to this officially listed garden from the three ibis hotels in Toulouse and enjoy a few moments of calm in the middle of the city. You’ll love strolling through this park littered with statues and a hugely varied range of plant species.
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