Toulouse the pink city in Occitany
7.00 am departure from Paris Orly to Toulouse in Midi Pyrénées.
Arrival in Toulouse under the sun. Toulouse is called the pink town owing to its houses and building made of pink stones. This beautiful town is situated in the south-west of France in Occitany.
Toulouse is very famous for its flower « the violet » with which we make candy but also perfumes and natural essences.
Relating Toulouse to Sète, the Canal du Midi has been listed as a Unesco World Heritage site since 1996. Saint-Sernin Basilica, the largest Romanesque building in Europe, has also been listed on the Saint-Jacques Compostela road.
Toulouse is the European capital of the aeronautical and space industry with the sites of Airbus and its parent company Airbus Group.
The emblematic sport of Toulouse is rugby union, its club Stade toulousain holds the richest record on the national and continental levels, with 19 titles of champion of France and 4 titles of champion of Europe.
Cassoulet and sausage are the emblematic specialties of Toulouse gastronomy.
What you can do around Toulouse ?
From the Garonne to the Canal du Midi, Toulouse offers you a weekend to discover with family, couple or friends the facets of the Pink City. Its museums breathe the rich past of the city and its dynamism.
Albi, and its Episcopal City inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, proposes to you to discover a unique urban brick complex whose major element is undoubtedly the Cathedral of Santa Cecilia, the largest brick cathedral in the world with its incredibly preserved paintings .
Located 1h from Toulouse, Carcassonne, ranked in the top 5 most visited cities in France, allows you to discover two sites classified as World Heritage by UNESCO: the Medieval City and the Canal du Midi. The city also holds its reputation for its festive side with the Carcassonne festival, which welcomes each year the great names of the French and international scene in an exceptional setting, that of the grand theater of the medieval city of Carcassonne.
A few steps from the festival theater, in the heart of the Medieval City, the Hotel de la Cite ***** welcomes you for a combined stay between Toulouse and Carcassonne.
Where to sleep in Toulouse ?
La cour des Consuls Hotel and Spa 5*
We visit during this sightseeing the Hôtel « La cours des Consuls » hide in a little street very close from the center of the city. This boutique hotel is cosy with a contemporary decoration, and very nice and large rooms.
You will enjoy a beautiful inner courtyard in which is often organized in summer the cokctail of the evening. A fantastic restaurant » Le Cénacle » welcomes you with specialties revived by the chef Thomas Vonderscher student of Jerome Guyon 1 star in the Michelin guide. You will be impressed by the gorgous cheminey made of stome which is working in winter time. The chef propose for example :
- Duck foie gras extra with Strawberry jelly, Smoked trout, and warm brioche,
- Beef filet of Aubrac with Foie gras and cheek of braised beef, Potato churros with onions and truffles,Green country beans and Périgourdine sauce and for the dessert
- The violette of Toulouse,Fresh raspberries, creamy bourbon vanilla and homemade sorbet
La cour des Consuls Hotel and Spa, is also a wonderful SPA to enrich your stay in the pink Town. The Pastel Spa of La Cour des Consuls Hotel & Spa offers 4 cabins bathed by daylight that offer a universe of sweetness, serenity and well-being unmatched.
Pastel, this dyeing plant whose leaves contain a precious blue pigment and which marked the history of our region, Toulouse and the land of cocagne … But especially the pastel, ancestral medicinal plant, whose dermatological properties fell into oblivion!
« Two years of research have allowed us to reveal the beauty secrets of the plant: an extraordinary composition of pastel proteins in omega 3, 6 and 9, essential fatty acids to the beauty of the skin. »
We hope you will enjoy to come in this very particular town, where the past and the modernity are living together in harmony.
Occitany is waiting for you with its history, gastronomy and wonderful landscape.
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