Toulouse tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Toulouse, with its famous red-brick architecture, is one of the most impressive cities in the south of France

Toulouse is situated in the Haute-Garonne department and Occitanie region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Toulouse. For detailed visitor information see the Toulouse travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Toulouse include "town of art and history" and "secteur sauvegarde".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Toulouse in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Giroussens at 32 km and The Jardin des Martels at 32 km.

Toulouse, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 32 km (direction east-north-east), in the Tarn department

Lavaur is a pretty red brick town in the Tarn department of...

See Lavaur guide


at 32 km (direction east-north-east), in the Tarn department

Giroussens is a pretty village and home to a ceramic centre and...

See Giroussens guide
The Jardin des Martels

The Jardin des Martels

Garden at 32 km (direction east-north-east), in the Tarn department

The Jardins des Martels is a beautiful garden and mini-farm near Toulouse....

See The Jardin des Martels guide


at 39 km (direction south-west)

Ransacked as a cathar town in the 12th century, Carbonne was rebuilt...

See Carbonne guide


at 41 km (direction north-east), in the Tarn department

Lisle-sur-Tarn is a pretty village on the banks of the Tarn river....

See Lisle-sur-Tarn guide


at 43 km (direction south-west)

The stroll along the river and the surrounding medieval red-brick buildings make...

See Rieux-Volvestre guide


Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction west-north-west), in the Gers department

The ancient gateway and half-timbered houses bring a medieval feel to the...

See Sarrant guide
La Pomarede

La Pomarede

at 47 km (direction east-south-east), in the Aude department

Very tiny so don't travel for ages to get here but if...

See La Pomarede guide


at 47 km (direction north-north-west), in the Tarn-et-Garonne department

The pink houses and ancient arcades ensure that the Place Nationale in...

See Montauban guide


at 48 km (direction west-north-west), in the Tarn-et-Garonne department

The weekly market in Beaumont-de-Lomagne has been held in the same market...

See Beaumont-de-Lomagne guide


at 48 km (direction east-south-east)

The large arcaded square in the centre of Revel contains one of...

See Revel guide


Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction north-east), in the Tarn department

We particularly enjoyed the walk around the ramaparts in Puycelsi, one of...

See Puycelsi guide


at 49 km (direction north-east), in the Tarn department

The historic centre of Gaillac and its riverside position make Gaillac a...

See Gaillac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction north-east), in the Tarn department

The central square of Castelnau-de-Montmiral with its medieval buildings, and the views...

See Castelnau-de-Montmiral guide

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Markets in and near Toulouse

Market days in Toulouse: weekly market: Wednesday all day & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday;

  • Toulouse: market Wednesday all day & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (0km)
  • Blagnac: market Saturday (5km)
  • Ramonville-Saint-Agne: market Wednesday & Saturday (7km)
  • Tournefeuille: market Sunday (8km)
  • Colomiers: market Thursday & Saturday (9km)
  • Saint-Orens-de-Gameville: market Saturday (9km)
  • Castanet-Tolosan: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Cugnaux: market Saturday (11km)
  • Plaisance-du-Touch: market Thursday & Saturday (13km)
  • Pibrac: market Wednesday (13km)

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Tourist attractions near Toulouse, France

What to do at Toulouse? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Toulouse.

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin japonais de Toulouse (0km)
  • Jardin Royal de Toulouse (1km)
  • Parc du château de Merville (18km)
  • Jardin et parc du château de Larra (23km)
  • Jardin et parc du château de Loubens (28km)
  • Jardin des Martels (32km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Bouconne (18km)

Geography and distances

Toulouse is in the south of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Haute-Garonne department (general information: Toulouse is 588 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Toulouse

Canton: Toulouse

Arrondissement: Toulouse

Department: Haute-Garonne

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 31000

Distance to Toulouse

from Toulouse (prefecture): 0 km

from Paris: 588 km

from Calais: 817 km

from Nice: 469 km

from Bordeaux: 211 km

from Strasbourg: 736 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Toulouse from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Balma, Blagnac and Canal du Midi.

This page in French: Visiter Toulouse