Toulouse is located in the south east of France and has a population of over one million people. It was established over two thousand years ago when Celts settled in the area. Nowadays, it is an important economic and cultural hub, playing host to a significant part of the European aerospace industry. It is known as the 'Ville Rose' due to the pink rock used in buildings there. Visitors can catch a direct flight to Toulouse from many large cities throughout the UK such as departures from Manchester and London. Our search facility will enable you to find a flight that meets your budget and time restrictions. Visitors to this beautiful city will find plenty of things to see and do. One of the best ways to get a feel for the area is to take a walk along the river Garonne, which runs through the heart of the city. Alternatively, for those wanting a more sedate experience, a number of companies offer river cruises that last just over an hour. Other highlights include museums such as the Musée des Augustins and Musée Saint-Raymond. These give a fascinating overview of the city's journey to the present day.
Toulouse is well served by public transport. When you arrive at Toulouse-Blagnac airport, you can take the shuttle bus to the city centre or catch the train, which stops at Matabiau train station. Both journeys last around half an hour. If you are spending a few days in Toulouse you can use it as a base to explore other towns and cities nearby. The ancient town of Carcassonne is well worth a visit, being just an hour away on the train. Its fortress is on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. Both the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts are relatively near if you want to spend some time at the beach. Further afield, Andorra and Bordeaux are both reachable by bus and train. The excellent TGV network means that even Paris is only five and and a half hours away by train. Wherever you choose to spend your time, you will without a doubt have a fantastic trip a beautiful part of France.