Toulouse is a city located in the south-west region of France. It is the fourth largest city in France and is a major city in the Haute-Garonne region. It is perfectly situated along the banks of the River Garonne, midway between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. This has made the city a major transportation hub, serving portions of the Haute-Garonne region of France. There are numerous flights into Toulouse Blagnac Airport on a daily basis, including flights from Birmingham to Toulouse.
What to see in Toulouse
Many historical buildings still stand today in Toulouse dating back hundreds of years. The Basilica of Saint Sernin was built in the 11th century and is the oldest and best-preserved Roman church in the city. The Hotel d’Assezat is a 16th century mansion that is also well worth a visit, as are several churches, such as Les Jacobins.
The area is also well known as one of the major centres in Europe for aerospace research. The Cite de l’Espace is the best space museum in town and is a perfect attraction for people of all ages. There are also several museums located within the city, including the Augustins Museum, the Natural History Museum, the History of Medicine Museum and the Air Museum. No trip to Toulouse would be complete without a boat trip down the River Garonne, which provides excellent views of the city’s landscape.
Toulouse-Blagnac Airport is one of the largest airports in France. The airport has dozens of flights arriving at the airport every day, including flights from Birmingham to Toulouse. It has several restaurants and cafes, along with various shops. The airport also offers money exchange services, a business centre and free wireless internet services. There are several travel options available at the airport including, a shuttle bus, local bus, taxis, and car hire services.
There is a shuttle bus that runs from the airport to Toulouse metro station and takes around 20 minutes. Passengers can receive a free transfer on the city bus within 90 minutes of purchasing their shuttle ticket. Travellers who are heading to one of the outlying beach or ski resorts can take the Sea-Lifts shuttle. Taxis are also available at the airport as well as several car hire services.
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