Toulouse tourism and travel guide

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Visit Toulouse: highlights and tourist information

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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

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.

Toulouse is situated in the Haute-Garonne department and Midi-Pyrenees region (now part of the Occitanie region), in the south of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Haute-Garonne department (general information: Toulouse is 588 kilometres from Paris).

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Giroussens at 32 km and The Jardin des Martels at 32 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Toulouse, France: places to visit and attractions

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

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


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Haute-Garonne

Map of places to visit near Toulouse

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)

More information about Toulouse, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Toulouse, France

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

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