Haute-Garonne
Toulouse
Highly recommended
Toulouse The Essential
Highly recommended
At approximately 50km from the central Pyrenees, Toulouse has been the capital of Occitania since the time of Raymond and the Counts of Toulouse. During the crusade against the Albigensians, they symbolised the resistance of well-read and tolerant Southern France against the invasion of Simon de Montfort's "Barons from the North". Toulouse prospered from the woad business, and kept its status by becoming the aeronautical capital of Europe thanks to Airbus.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Toulouse
Basilica of St-Sernin
Basilica of St-Sernin
The biggest and most beautiful
60 minutes
Old Toulouse
Old Toulouse
Old Toulouse boasts a number of truly
120 minutes
Bemberg Foundation
Bemberg Foundation
This collection assembled by Georges
180 minutes
Assézat Mansion
Assézat Mansion
The most beautiful private building in
60 minutes
St Raymond Museum
St Raymond Museum
Romanesque sculpture is outstandingly
120 minutes
Jacobin Convent
Jacobin Convent
The Jacobin convent is a fine example of
60 minutes