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Toulouse ‘La Ville Rose’

  • Toulouse, France - Canal du Midi © José Manuel Herrador

    Toulouse, France - Canal du Midi
  • Toulouse, France - Basilique Saint Sernin © José Manuel Herrador

    Toulouse, France - Basilique Saint Sernin
  • Cathedral Sainte-Cecile ©Dominique VIET-CRT Midi-Pyrenees

    Cathedral Sainte-Cecile ©Dominique VIET-CRT Midi-Pyrenees Toulose
  • Toulouse, France - Toulouse place Wilson © Grand Site Occitanie Toulouse Patrice Thebault

    Toulouse, France - Toulouse place Wilson2
  • Toulouse, France - La Grave at night © Grand Site Occitanie Toulouse Patrice Thebault

    Toulouse, France - La Grave at night
7 day tour
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See the façade of astonishing terra cotta decor, listen to the murmur of a fountain and discover hidden courtyards around every corner…

Let yourself be guided through the quarters of Toulouse that blend history and modernity. Toulouse, located in the south western part of the country, is a must-see city and is France’s fourth largest. Once the capital of the Visigoths, Toulouse invites you to explore its 2000 years of history. It is a major shopping destination and a renowned gastronomic region – particularly for ‘cassoulet’ – the Toulousain dish par excellence.


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Suggested itinerary

Days 1-2

Travel to Toulouse.

Take a short sea crossing to Calais and travel south for an overnight before arriving in Toulouse on day 2.

Day 3

Toulouse Sightseeing.

Toulouse is known as ‘La Ville Rose’ because of the pink-tinted stone of its buildings and is the capital of the Midi-Pyrenees region. Enjoy a guided tour and see the Place du Capitole at the heart of the city, the Cathedral of Saint Etienne and St. Sernin Basilica – the largest Romanesque church in the Western World. Stroll around the historic centre, walking alongside the Garonne and the Canal du Midi.

Day 4

Carcassonne.

Excursion to the tiny medieval town of Carcassonne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a walled citadel, 13th century lower town and tree-lined quays along the Canal du Midi. The citadel is circled by a double ring of ramparts and 53 towers. (120 miles).

Day 5

Albi and Castres.

Drive to the medieval town of Albi, home of Toulouse Lautrec. It is dominated by the Gothic cathedral of St. Cecile. Continue to Castres, a pretty riverside town in the Black Mountain region. It has been a centre of wool-making since the 14th century and is best known for its museum of the paintings of Spanish artist, Goya. (125 miles).

Days 6-7

Return to the UK.

It’s time to leave the Toulouse and return to the UK. Make an overnight stop en route back to Calais for the return crossing on Day 7.


A selection of 3 and 4-star hotels are available in the area.


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All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with coach driver's free place in a single room both are based on a minimum 25 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include UK coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Greatdays Holidays Limited are a member of ABTA (Y0380) which means you have the benefit of ABTA's assistance and Code of Conduct. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. Greatdays Holidays Limited has an ATOL licence (4279) and all of our air package tours are protected under this licence. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any monies you have paid to us for an advance booking. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this tour are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at info@greatdays.co.uk

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