For a city holiday
or short break with family or friends, Toulouse in the South West of France is a wonderful choice packed with endless activities and new experiences to discover. Choose from our 3 modern, well-equipped apart’hotels : the Odalys City Apart’hotel Centre Compans Caffarelli
, the Odalys City Apart’hotel Blagnac Airport
or the Odalys City Apart’hotel Colombelie.
Nicknamed the “ville rose” (pink city) because of the abondance of brick buildings, Toulouse offers a unique urban cityscape that you will not find anywhere else in France
. Located on the banks of the Garonne river, this fascinating city offers its historical heritage (and its gastronomical heritage) on a plate ! Visit monuments and historical buildings such as the Saint Sernin Basilica, the famous Place du Capitole, the Fondation Bemberg, the cathedral and the unique Church of the Jacobins. You have a great choice of museums such as the Georges Labit museum, the Musee des Augustins and the Saint Raymond Museum. Take a walking tour so you don’t miss any of these wonderful places or a boat trip on the Garonne river and soak up the dreamy atmosphere around the Pont Neuf built in the 1500s. If you’re planning a city break in Toulouse
with children then you mustn’t miss the Cite de l’Espace, an exceptional theme park where you can learn everything there is to know about space and even set foot inside the Mir space station ! Hours of fun and fascination for the whole family.
Covering nearly 156,000km² of natural and urban spaces, the South-West region of France is today one of the largest in France, where flavours, scents and sublime landscapes mingle perfectly together. Rich in a unique historical and cultural heritage, this wonderful region has managed to preserve its authenticity and joie de vivre while integrating all the modern facilities and amenities of today’s busy lifestyle. Aquitaine
, Poitou Charente
and Limousin now form the new face of the South-West region and by bringing together these 3 regions, lands steeped in centuries-old stories have been grouped together greatly enriching the historical and cultural heritage. The Dordogne and the Perigord are home to many medieval cities, archaeological caves and historical monuments (fortified castles, bridges, basilicas, capitol) which are all easily accessible from the many Odalys holiday rentals available in the region. Discover the ferias, wonderful festive events which can last days in the South West originating from bullfighting festivals but today focussing on many different traditions of the area. Right across the South West of France you will be enchanted by the unique languages that you will hear such as Occitan, Catalan, Basque, Poitevin and Saintongeais… good luck with the accents, some of which are a real challenge even for the most experience linguistic ear !
Some of the world’s greatest wines and most famous foods come from the South West region of France. While on holiday in this exceptional region, experience for the first time or rediscover with pure pleasure the exquisite foie gras (duck or goose liver either cooked or salted), cassoulet with white beans and mouth-watering meats and sausage or confit de canard, duck breast that simply melts in your mouth ! Don’t forget, of course, to try the famous Toulouse sausage ! If you’re not a meat eater, then you’re in for a treat as you just happen to be on holiday in one of the most famous truffle producing areas in the world – the Perigord. An omelette made with fresh eggs and grated truffle is said to be one of the simplest and most delicious ways to enjoy this unique gastronomical delight. The South West of France
is famous for its wines such as the velvety Cahors, Médoc, Saint-Emilion, and Pomerol and not forgetting the delicious Sauternes, sweet wine much appreciated to cook or simply accompany the local foie gras. All in moderation of course. Get ready for an explosion of delicious tastes and smells in this fascinating area of France