Indeed Toulouse is very interesting city to spend a day, better see it fully, plenty to see.Dont know your interests but the Airbus tour at taxiway is great, and the cité de l'espace is an aeronautical wonders,then you have the canal de midi boat rides, and the wonderful cathedral of St Etienne and Basilica of St Sernin along will tight for a day
eat out at the Capitole area or my best hangout place Victor Hugo on the market above or at JGo.
My favorites there is to walk along the canal du midi ,take a boat and go right into the water ways of the city, see the wonderful architecture from it and do shopping right off the canal du midi.
A wonderful way to see the city
It's a pretty common convention in Europe to name streets and squares after regions and cities in the country in which the streets are located, or after large cities elsewhere in Europe. This is just a convention, so you shouldn't expect there to be any special "Alsatian" flavour to Rue d'Alsace-Lorraine. Rather, this is a long and very nicely renewed shopping street that has been converted into a pedestrian mall. It is wide and contains pretty much every high-end and brand-name store you might expect to find in a city like Toulouse. Still, it's fun to walk down and window shop. Most importantly, it's one of the easiest (though perhaps not the best) way to get from Place du Capitole to the Cathédrale Saint-Étienne.
Rue du Taur is an interesting street that runs off of the Place du Capitole north towards Place Saint-Sernin and the Basilica of the same name. Chances are that if you’re visiting the city and its historic sites, you will find yourself on this street at least once, if not more. Rue du Taur, however, deserves a bit of attention on its own, as it highlights the wonderful blend of Mediaeval and modern, of study and leisure that so characterizes the culture of the city. On Rue du Taur you will find old churches, wonderful little bistros and restaurants (but do NOT eat at the Lebanese restaurant closest to the Place du Capitole – not only do they rip you off, their food is horrible), incredible bookstores, ice cream shops and plenty of little souvenir stores were you can find the perfect knick-knack.
The great thing about Toulouse is that you can walk just about anywhere. I spent hours walking around the city through the maze of streets and buildings. You don't need to have any plans. The buildings, streets, restaurants and shops are so beautiful, you could spend days just walking the streets and window shopping.
You can spend several days in Toulouse just walking the streets of the center city. Never destroyed by war, Toulouse is a maze of small streets filled with pedestrians, shops and hidden architectural wonders. Here is a city where all the vendors, shops and restaurants are oriented toward a pedestrian culture. And the people that fill the streets! From the many university students from around the globe to locals out for a day shopping, the people I saw were warm and welcoming and beautiful.
Toutes les rues placées juste derrière le rempart, s'appelaient Escoussières. Sur la façade de la maison au N 31 de la Rue Escoussières-Montgaillard, sur le mur de brique, au dessus de la porte d'entré, un cavalier armé d'un bouclier de croisé semble monter la garde.
All streets placed right behind the rampart, were called Escoussières. On the facade of the house in the N 31 of the Rue Escoussières-Montgaillard, on the wall of brick, to the over of the door of entered, a rider armed of crusader's shield seems to keep the watch.
It's where I live. I like this neighbourhood because of its cultural diversity. You can find here various restaurants (chineese, indian, marocain..) and also lots of bars so that's why there are many people around until 2-3 a.m.
- Main: Allées Verdier
- Second: Allées Verdier
- Third: Rue Sainte Anne
- Fourth: Rue du Taur
- Fifth: Allées Jean Jaures
Walking street around du Capitol, we can find this medieval houses.... nice and colourful house, of course pink bricks...:)
Another fountain that caught my eye on my trip round Toulouse, and again, I have forgotten its history. Any information gratefully received!
Just take a stroll around Toulouse. I particularly enjoy getting a feel of the city by getting out of the main area and discovering the local pathways.