Leisure and outdoor activities in Toulouse
Toulouse is home to many public parks and gardens in its centre making up a surprising 965 hectares. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city’s streets in one of the beautiful gardens, such as the Jardin des Plantes, the University Garden or the Royal Garden. You are spoilt for choice when it comes to outdoor activities in Toulouse – take a walk through one of the parks or stroll along the river banks, or why not enjoy a round of golf. If you are on holiday in Toulouse with childrens, visit the trampoline park with its activities and theme park for kids. Why not discover the city from another point of view and go kayaking on the river… If ever the weather conditions are not up to scratch, the K'Ptain Park indoor play area or one of the municipal swimming pools will come in handy to keep the kids happy.
Culture and history in Toulouse
With a rich and long history, Toulouse is home to many interesting museums including the Natural History Museum, the Musée des Augustins with a collection of over 4,000 works of art, not forgetting the Musée Georges Labit where you can discover Egyptian, Asian and Middle-Eastern art. Elsewhere, Other highlights include the the city's lively square, the Capitole de Toulouse where you can enjoy a drink or meal in one of the many restaurants or do some shopping in the markets. The best way to explore this fascinating city is on foot - spend hours wandering through the streets and discover the different neighbourhoods and don’t forget to admire the city’s bridges, in particular the Pont Neuf.
Wining, dining and nightlife in Toulouse
The cuisine of Toulouse is an important part of the region's culture and its best-known dish, the Cassoulet (a rich, delicious, slow-cooked stew usually made with duck and pork sausages) is a world-famous dish. If you don’t try the cassoulet, you must at least try the Toulouse sausage, which is made of pork, herbs and spices. If you are still hungry after these hearty dishes, you must try a Croquant - a sweet, crisp biscuit made with almonds. You will find an amazing choice of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets along with plenty of pubs, wine bars and nightclubs for the partygoers among you.