Book your cheap flights to Toulouse France and discover everything that this corner of France and La Ville Rose (The Pink City) has to offer. Toulouse is a cosmopolitan melting-pot that’s awash with culture, art, industry and architecture, not to mention some of the tastiest food in France. Toulouse is well known for its classic cuisine, with the city serving up a range of delicious local dishes including cassoulet and confit de canard. Toulouse even has its own trademark sausage, saucisse de Toulouse, made to the same recipe since the 18th century.
Toulouse is also home to one of the best rugby clubs in the world, Stade Toulousain. Rugby is a religion in this corner of France and on match days the whole city covers itself with the team’s colours (red, black and white) so be sure to cheer on ‘Les Rouges et Noirs’ when visiting Toulouse.
When to book cheap flights to Toulouse
Toulouse enjoys a mild climate that doesn't get too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter. The best time to fly to Toulouse is either in early spring or late summer as during both of these times it isn’t too hot or too cool and there aren’t as a many tourists around. Don’t miss festivals and events such as the ‘Festival Occitania’ and the ‘Rio Loco’ where the people of Toulouse celebrate all types of food and music along the banks of the River Garonne. For great value deals on accommodation in Toulouse, check out Ryanair Rooms.
What to see in Toulouse?
As soon as your Toulouse flights arrive, you won’t want to waste any time in getting out and seeing the city. Toulouse is known as La Ville Rose (The Pink City) after the distinctive pink stone used to construct many of its buildings. It has a small city centre so is easy to navigate by foot. Toulouse has an atmospheric old town, filled with elegant squares and markets giving the town an authentic French feel. Check out the medieval Basilica of Saint-Sernin with relics of 128 saints and a thorn said to have come from the Crown of Thorns.
If you’re looking for family friendly thrills while in Toulouse, head to the Cité de l'espace, a theme park focused on space and the conquest of space, where you’ll find a 300-seat IMAX cinema and 140 seat planetarium.
When you fly to Toulouse, the best way of getting around the city is by foot or by renting a bicycle. Toulouse’s historical old town is quite small, so you can comfortably walk to most destinations. Toulouse also has a very efficient public transport network with bus, tram and metro lines running throughout the city. Driving isn’t recommended due to some of Toulouse’s narrow one way streets and limited city centre parking, but if you’re interested in seeing more of this corner of France, car rental is a great option. Check out Ryanair car hire for great value deals.
What to eat in Toulouse?
Toulouse is well known for its contribution to French cuisine. Some of the most famous dishes you can find in Toulouse include Foie Gras with either duck or goose. If Toulouse is famous for anything, then it is definitely its sausages which are marinated in red wine for 24 hours before being cooked and are considered a delicacy. One of the most popular desserts in Toulouse are Croquants, a savoury dessert that consists of crisp biscuits that are made from almonds and caramelised sugar. Bon Appetit!