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About Toulouse

Toulouse, also named La Ville Rose – the “Pink City” – due to its red-brick buildings that seem to subtly change colour throughout the day, is one of France’s most exciting provincial cities. Once a city that inspired the medieval poets of courtly love, Toulouse has become a pioneer in technology and aerospace development.

Toulouse holds on to a resolutely old-fashioned French soul, with its markets, regional cuisine and cafés interspersed between second-hand bookstalls and antique shops. This 2,000-year-old historical city shows off its brick and tile architecture, typical of the cities, villages and farms of the Midi-Pyrenees region.

But with a growing and buzzing student population, the city is certainly not stuck in a time warp. With an abundance of bars, cafés, trendy shops and nightclubs, Toulouse offers a truly cosmopolitan experience.

View on facades on a square of Toulouse, France
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Public Transport

Toulouse has a strong network of buses, completed by two metro lines (A & B) and two trams (T1 & T2). Metros function until 12am from Sunday to Thursday and until 3am on Fridays and Saturdays.

All additional information can be found on the Tisseo Agency website.

In the center however, you can easily walk from one point to another.


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