Toulouse is a small town but…
… it is easy to get lost in all its small cobbled streets.
We give you some essential places to stroll around when the weather is nice and pleasant although sometimes it is a little more capricious. For a walk that gives you the impression of leaving the city, we recommend the Quai de la Daurade on the banks of the Garonne river, where you can have some fresh air and admire the dome of the hospice de la Grave (Saint-Cyprien district) located on the other side of the river. Step by step, enjoy the new park where young people meet after their classes, and don’t forget to stop for a drink at the Café des artistes. Along the Quay you can watch rowing competitions. Finally, you can finish your walk in the famous Place Saint-Pierre where bars and students mingle on Thursday evenings. Not very far away, you can reach the Place du Capitole and its many terraces facing the town hall and the Capitole theatre to enjoy a coffee in the sun. Behind the Place du Capitole, discover the tower that is used as a tourist office to get information about Toulouse.
10 minutes walk, going through the Rue du Taur you can get and visit the Basilica of Saint-Sernin, one of the largest Romanesque churches in France listed as a UNESCO heritage site. Not far from the city centre you can reach the Canal du midi. The Canal de Midi connects the Garonne to the Mediterranean sea and has a pedestrian, bicycle and rollerblade path… a place under the shade of trees for a pleasant stroll in Toulouse. You can also enjoy this river on a boat for a commented tour.
An original and amusing way to discover our heritage !