If you’re looking for a way to get some “pink” in your life, head to the city of Toulouse also known as the “Pink city” for the clay brick color on buildings and where gourmet shopping and sport is a way of life.

What are the things to do in Toulouse (4th biggest city in France in terms of inhabitants)?

Firstly, all roads lead to Place du Capitole!

With many cafes, it is a place of rendez-vous for Toulouse.  The square is the living heart of the city. In the morning and all day on Wednesdays, there is a market held in the open air. Reserved to pedestrians, it is a huge and perfect location to start your walk in the city and taste the sweetness of Toulouse’s life.

Then, head to Saint-Sernin Basilica the architectural treasure of the city. As a true masterpiece of Romanesque art, it is a World Heritage by UNESCO. It has fantastic dimensions and its interior is just as impressive as its exterior. This basilica is also an important stop of the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.

For those who like to stroll the weekend there is every Saturday morning a flea market and very pleasant pedestrian streets just behind.

On sunny days, check for a tables on terraces in the Saint George area or enjoy some shopping at our Yves Delorme boutique at 26 Rue du Fourbastard.

Then, you can take the best pictures on the river banks of the Garonne.

You can’t miss Le Pont Neuf, one of the most famous bridges connecting the old town to the most recently built neighborhoods. It is also the oldest bridge in Toulouse who has survived many floods.

For Art lovers, the city offers the richness and glory of its many museums. Les Abbatoirs is definitely a must!
It is a vast, artfully designed museum of contemporary art in a former slaughterhouse on Toulouse’s right bank. It has more than 2,000 works, with Arman, Brassai, Dubuffet and Matta among the artists represented.

Do not miss the Picasso exhibition until January 2016

Finally, go support the iconic Toulouse rugby team. Take a trip to the stadium to see a game and enjoy the great atmosphere of one rugby matches.

Last tips …

Where to eat the ubiquitous cassoulet?

Head to those famous bistro specialized in delicious regional food such as L’Entrecôte, Le Colombier or Restaurant Emile where you can eat the famous Cassoulet and also enjoy foie gras, sausages, grilled duck breasts and violet sweets.