A trip to Toulouse

The city of Toulouse|The town of Montauban|The city of Auch|The medieval town of Cordes-sur-Ciel|The village of Lautrec|The village of Bruniquel|

Themes : heritage, culture, week-end,

Toulouse has an important architectural and artistic heritage which has been beautifully preserved over the centuries. Its architecture is marked by brick, whose hot red orange gives it the nickname "Pink City".

Around Toulouse 335 km in the departments of Haute-Garonne, Tarn and Tarn et Garonne makes us discover the cities of Castre, Albi, Cordes-sur-Ciel, Montauban, Moissac, Lectoure and Auch. It also passes by Lautrec and Bruniquel, classified more 'Beautiful Village of France'.

Hotel Albert 1er, Toulouse, France (en)
Located in the heart of Toulouse, the Hotel Albert 1er is within walking distance of the famous Place du Capitole and other main attractions....
Hôtel Riquet, Toulouse, France (en)
Located in the heart of Toulouse, this 3-star hotel is only 300 metres from Matabiau Train Station....
Hôtel de France, Auch, France (en)
The hotel offers services of higher quality within an amazing historical building located in the city center of the old City of Auch, the heart of......
The stages
Toulouse is nicknamed the 'pink city' because of the colour of the terracotta brick construction material. The Canal du Midi is classified world heritage of Unesco as well as the Basilica of Saint Sernin, the largest Romanesque building in Europe.
The old colorful houses of Castres bordering the Agout River are magnificent. The old town has beautiful mansions, the museum dedicated to the Spanish painters Goya and also the gardens designed by Le Nôtre.
Lautrec is ranked "most beautiful villages of France" for its medieval site and its superb architectural heritage. The village is the birthplace of the Toulouse-Lautrec family whose family descends the famous painter. Lautrec also owes its fame to the production of pink garlic from Lautrec.
Dominated by the impressive fortified cathedral Sainte-Cécile, "Albi the Red" built in brick, extends to the edge of Tarn. Albi is a historic place whose name was given to the followers of Catharism. Hometown of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, it houses a museum about the Post-Impressionist painter.
The upper town of Cordes-sur-Ciel has kept superb Gothic houses with pink tones and grey reflections on their the facades made of Salles sandstone. The streets are lined with shops of artisans and artists galleries.
Ranked «Most beautiful Village of France» Bruniquel is a thriving market city. With its stone or wood, Oriel or half-timbered houses, Bruniquel exudes atmosphere and beauty that leaves a lasting impression to the visitor.
The city of Montauban, classified city of Art and history, is a characteristic architectural curiosity of the bastides of the Toulouse area. The old centre is homogeneous and no modern building break the harmony of the facades of brick built in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Moissac is a small rural town that was built around its terroir and its Romanesque Abbey. On the paths of Santiago de Compostela, the abbatial ensemble and the cloister are classified world heritage by UNESCO.
The small town of Lectoure is perched on a limestone promontory and has narrow streets and beautiful stone houses, terraces, gardens, fountains and palm trees. Pastel is grown again, whose blue was the fame and wealth of the land of Cockaigne.
The historic centre of Auch is to be discovered with its picturesque streets, its houses, the Cathedral (classified world heritage by UNESCO), the staircase and the Tower of Armagnac.