A must see in Toulouse is the stunning Old Quarter, also known as the Ville Rose, named after its famous red brickwork. Buildings in Ville Rose look magnificent, especially as dependant on the light many building change colour. This area of the city offers French cuisine at its best for all food lovers. Toulouse is also a paradise for those who want to pick up a bargain in one of the many shops and markets this city offers. The city is the centre of the European aerospace industry hosting the Airbus headquarter. Toulouse is also home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites, one of the oldest universities in Europe and Toulouse Rugby, four times winner of the Heineken Cup. Perfect for a city break with many nearby tourist attractions and only an hours drive to the Mediterranean Sea and Pyrenees.
To travel to the city from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, you can catch the Navette Aéroport shuttle bus outside Arrivals gate C (ground floor). The bus leaves every 20 minutes and takes 30 to 45 minutes to reach Toulouse railway station (depending on traffic), situated next to the Old Town. A round-trip fare works out cheaper if your return flight from Toulouse is within two months. A taxi from the airport will take about 15-20 minutes to reach central Toulouse.
Grand Hotel de l'Opera is located In the heart of Toulouse, within in a picturesque surrounding, located directly at "Place du Capitole". If you’re looking for French elegance, then look no further. This hotel , a reformed 17th century convent, is perfectly situated to combine comfort and tranquillity for business matters or for an exciting city break .www.grand-hotel-opera.com
The Novotel Toulouse Centre is a 3 star hotel close to the centre of Toulouse, alongside the magnificent Compans Caffarelli Park and the Japanese Garden, across from the Convention Centre. The hotel offers 135 airconditioned rooms, the Novotel Cafe bar and restaurant and six conference rooms for meetings and seminars. www.novotel.com/Toulouse
Bears, Myth and Reality - an exhibition about how bears live in their natural environment - 11 October 2013 - 30 June 2014