10,000 historical monuments
1hr30 from the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean
In South-West France, there is no shortage of impressive cultural sites and natural wonders. Located between the sea,
ocean and mountains, the region is renowned for its warmth and generosity.
A year-round leisure destination
Toulouse is enviably located and surrounded by tourist attractions: The Mediterranean sea and the Pyrenees Mountains are
just one-and-a-half hours away, and the Atlantic Ocean only a two-hour drive.
Extensive, world-class tourist facilities
FOR ENTHUSIASTS OF CULTURAL AND URBAN TOURISM:
Toulouse’s 2,000 years of history have endowed the city with exceptional heritage which is representative of the different historical periods in the South of France. No less than 10,000 historical monuments and regional treasures await you, plus not-to-be missed sites such as Albi, Rocamadour, the mediaeval fortified city of Carcassonne and the prehistoric caves of Lascaux…
FOR A PILGRIMAGE:
The religious town of Lourdes attracts travellers from all over the world, playing host to over 6 million visitors every year.
FOR 100 % NATURAL TOURISM:
The South-West of France is very popular for skiing in winter (ski resorts in France, Spain and Andorra) and for surfing in
summer (Pays Basque)!
Thermal spas, waterways (Canal du Midi), vineyards, rafting, hiking, horse riding, mountain climbing
or canoeing - try any of these exciting activities right at the heart of breath-taking sites of outstanding natural beauty.
FOR BUSINESS TRIPS:
Toulouse is a city for business forums, conventions, fairs and trade shows. In Toulouse, 76% of the hotel clientele comes
for business purposes, with the majority arriving by air. SO Toulouse Convention Bureau is the city’s structure for
developing the hosting of trade shows, symposia, etc. on an international scale.
8 sites listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites
The Canal du Midi, the Mont Perdu in the Pyrenees Mountains, the fortified mediaeval city of Carcassonne, the Way of Saint James pilgrimage, the Episcopal city of Albi, the Saint-Emilion vineyards, the Port de la Lune (Port of the Moon) in Bordeaux, the decorated caves of the Vézère valley.