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Stay at our hotels in Toulouse to sip wine at outdoor cafes on the cobbled streets of this ancient, light-filled city.
Leave your car at our hotels in Toulouse and explore the historic district on foot. Stop by the Tourist Office in the donjon (keep) of the impressive red-brick Capitole to purchase a "Toulouse en Liberté" card for discounts at many destinations. At nearby Musée des Augustins, outstanding French paintings by artists like Delocroix and Toulouse-Lautrec share this former Gothic convent with intricately carved Romanesque capitals and haunting gargoyles. Step inside the impressive 11th-century brick Basilique St.-Sernin, the world's largest remaining Romanesque church. A short drive from our Toulouse hotels is La Cité de l'espace (space city), where kids can climb aboard a life-size replica of the Mir space station and get an up-close look at the night sky in the planetarium.
Stroll along the rue Croix-Baragnaon and rue des Arts and shop the city's top boutiques, or head to bohemian Les Carmes to root out one-of-a-kind treasures at antique stores lining the pretty streets. Purchase a fresh baguette, goat cheese and locally cured sausages from the market at Place Victor Hugo for a picnic along the shaded, grassy banks of Canal du Midi. Dine out at area bistros serving regional specialties like roast duck and cassoulet, a stew of white beans and meat. These hearty dishes pair perfectly with the full-bodied red wines made in the region's vineyards. After dark wander lively squares such as Place Wilson, Place du Capitole, and Place St. Georges before sinking into your pillow at our hotels in Toulouse.
Book a stay at our Holiday Inn® hotels in Toulouse any time of year to be enchanted by the red-hued architectural masterpieces lining the ancient streets of La Ville en Rose, or "Pink City".
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