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3 Things You Have to Do in Toulouse This Summer


Paris is great and all that, but there is so much more to France than eating meringues and gazing up at the Eiffel Tower. Head off to the Southwest region instead and rediscover your love for wine, beautiful architecture and friendly locals; Toulouse in the summer is everything you could wish for and more.
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Here is a handful of great tips on what to do and where to go while you’re there so that you don’t miss out on anything that the town has to offer.

Visit the best wine bar in the world

First things first; Toulouse is, no matter what Bordeaux has to say, the best place to visit if you’re looking for great wine. Sure, you’ll find excellent wine all over the world - but it’s not every city that can brag about being titled ‘Best wine bar in the world’ by Glass Wine List in 2017.

Make sure you head to Le Wine Bar, specifically, if you’d like to scratch this one off your bucket list as well. It has over 3000 referenced wines, by the way, so it should be enough to quench your thirst for a while.

Look at its marvellous architecture

The pink city, or La Ville Rose, is named so after its recognisable red-brick facade found across the town. Walk through its streets and remember to look up once in a while to take in the different shades of red and pink that these buildings give off, depending on the hour of the day as the sun sets. Luckily for us, Toulouse has kept much of its townhouses which dates back to when the city was quite prosperous.

If you’re looking for great architecture, you should absolutely pay a visit to Place du Capitole - although it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to avoid it if you spend even a short day in Toulouse. Check in at Courtyard Toulouse Airport if you’re only staying a short while, by the way, and you’ll be close enough to see everything before it’s time to go.

With its brick facade, it’s probably the most known building they have and you’ll want to check out the square court on the inside as well and explore all of the rooms.

Walk in its beautiful gardens

Nature lovers all over the world trek to Toulouse to discover all of its gardens. Quiet, picturesque and romantic - these gardens are just ideal for nature lovers. The Jardin des Plantes is an excellent choice if you’re looking for somewhere that’s a bit quiet and away from the noise of playing children.

If you’re looking for the latter, probably because you have children who would like to make some noise, you should head off to the Jardin de Compans Caffarelli as they have a great playground where you can let them roam freely.

No matter where you go, you’ll be able to find somewhere quiet, serene and perfectly French. It can get fantastically warm in the middle of summer, though, so you might find that a lot of the locals flee to cooler parts of the country. It just means more space for you and you’ll avoid those swarms of people that we usually have to deal with while on holiday.


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