Nestled in the heart of southern France, Toulouse is a haven of art and heritage. Toulouse’s historical red-brick buildings have lent to the city’s nickname, the “Pink City.” Fly to Toulouse with Alitalia and immerse yourself in both the modern and the traditional.
The Space Museum is a point of pride for locals, but the city’s historical sites are also well loved and preserved. The Saint Sernin Basilica, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a must-see when you book tickets to Toulouse, as is Place du Capitole, a building that holds both the city’s town hall and opera house. Travel to Toulouse’s Place du Capitole on a Saturday to see the city’s market, where you’ll find farmers selling their goods, including cheese, meats, olives, candy, and much more.
Most signs in Toulouse are in two languages – French and Occitan, the traditional language of southern France. Public transportation is readily available in Toulouse, but walking is a great way to see the city. Purchase a ‘Toulouse en liberté’ pass, which offers discounts toward museums, tours, and other attractions. A bed and breakfast is a great option for a cheap hotel in Toulouse and will give you an authentic experience of the city.