Toulouse hostel benefit an amazing location at the heart of the city.
It makes so easy and enjoyable to walk or cycle and discover the churches, squares, parks, hotels particulier of the pink city.
The unique architecture of the city is a real change of scene and gives off the relaxing atmosphere of South of France.
The basilica of Saint Sernin, a UNESCO world heritage.
Very close to the hostel, this magnificient basilica in the neighbourhood of Saint Sernin is breathtaking.
Built of bricks and stones,the basilica Saint Sernin is the most famous and wide roman church of the South of France. It was built in XIIth century.
Situated on the pilgrim path to Saint-Jacques de Compostelle, the basilica has been raised in honor to Saint Saturnine, the first bishopric of Toulouse.
From there, if you walk up la rue du Taur, there you are at the place du Capitole.
La place des Tiercerettes is a very nice and small square which is original because it forms a triangle. As soon as the sun shows up, the terraces are full. That place is also busy at night, it’s a famous place for evenings. Buildings around the place are built in the typical Toulousian architecture. It’s very pleasant place to lunch or have a coffee. At night, the place is totally different with a music atmosphere. On Saturday nights, le bar Breughel turns into a concert scene.
La place des Tiercerettes is at the end of the street where is the hostel. But don’t worry the street is very quiet and nothing will disturb your sleep.
Our favourite restaurants and cafes around the hostel :
Le Capitole : Toulouse city hall and theatre
Le Capitole is a gigantic and sumptuous building of the XIIth century that includes the city hall and the theatre and surrounds the huge place du Capitole where markets and events take place all along the year.
The place is situated at the begining of la rue du Taur, and at the exit of that street is the basilica de Saint Sernin.
The façade of the Capitole is made of stones and the red brick so representative of the Toulousian architecture.
Toulouse Christmas market
On the greatest in France, 130 chalets set every year on the place du Capitole. You can find local products, entertainments, food and gifts in a very Christmas atmosphere.
What a chance to have a comfortable and cheap accommodation in Toulouse city centre.
La Cité de l’espace, Toulouse as the world aérospatial capital
La Cité de l’espace is a 4 acres exhibition park which invites to discover in a fun way the univers and space. There is a real scale replica ofAriane 5 rocket, of Soyouz vessel, of the ERS satellite, a model of MIR spacestation, a 360° planetarium, a IMAX 3D cinema, MoonRunner et AstroJump simulators to feel like you walk on the moon and March and a lot more…
Jardin des Plantes of Toulouse
Former botanic garden, gather animals, roman statues and a small waterfall.
Some vestiges remain such as the XVIth century museum, the East entrance door is a reconstitution of a door of the previous Capitole, and over all in the garden is the Natural History Museum, the greatest in France after the one in Paris.
Toulouse Japanese garden
The Japanese garden is reputed for being one of the most outstanding in France. A few minutes’ walk from the hostel, it’s a very peaceful and relaxing park favourable for meditation and rest.
It’s a 7000 m² garden situated in Compans Caffarelli park. It’s very surprising because of the change of scene: the tea pavilion, lanterns and Asian plants immersed in a Japanese atmosphere.
Banks of river Garonne
You can’t miss to go and walk along the banks of the river La Garonne which goes from Bordeaux to Spain through Toulouse.
It’s such a pleasant walk where you will cross walkers, runners, musicians … and enjoy an amazing view over the city and its surroundings.
Have a break on la Daurade, a pretty quay where you can leave for a trip by boat on the river and the channel Canal du midi, have a drink or dinner.
La prairie des filtres
La Prairie des Filtres, is a public garden since 1976 and one of the nicest in Toulouse today. The park offers a unique view over the river and the all city. During the summer, many events take place in la prairie des filtres such as Rio Loco festival.
This is a huge local market 800 metres from the hostel on Strasbourg boulevard and Jeanne d’Arc street which takes place every morning except on Mondays.