Welcome to Toulouse, Gers & Vallée du Tarn

At the heart of the region's farms and flower-sprinkled meadows is Toulouse, a city of pink stone invigorated by galleries and nightlife aplenty. Beyond here, stocky bastides (fortified towns), like hilltop Cordes-sur-Ciel and seductive Lectoure, snooze between vineyards and rolling pastures. Slicing through is the formidable Canal du Midi, a 17th-century feat of engineering now plied by idling houseboaters. Meanwhile tables groan under hefty dishes like cassoulet and confit duck, with splashes of complex Gaillac wine.

Once you’ve enjoyed your fill of Toulouse’s festivals, music and cutting-edge art, it’s time to slow down. Head west to the Gers département, famous for its lush countryside and Armagnac liqueur, or east to magnificent Albi, which remains largely underrated.

If at all possible, lose track of time: this delightful region is best experienced at a dawdle.

Top experiences in Toulouse, Gers & Vallée du Tarn

Toulouse, Gers & Vallée du Tarn activities

$18.27 Tours & Sightseeing

Toulouse Sightseeing Bus Tour

Board an open-topped minibus and start your tour where you will observe the most famous attractions and historic monuments of Toulouse, also known as the “Ville Rose” such as the St Sernin basilica, the Canal du Midi, the St Etienne cathedral, or even the Pont Neuf.Enjoy a 70-minute tour from your comfortable seat, listening to stories and anecdotes with an audio-guide in 8 languages (English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese).Itinerary of your tour:1) Armenie Square2) Wilson Square3) Saint-Etienne Cathedral4) Roman Walls5) Bowls Green / Royal Garden6) Private Mansions (Renaissance)7) Carmes Market8) Law Courts9) Natural History Museum12) Botanical gardens and park13) "Allée des demoiselles"14) Canal du midi15) Historic covered market16) Les Augustins convent buildings17) Assézat family mansion18) "The old" New bridge19) Allegorical sculptures of the Mediterranean sea and the Atlantic20) Modern and contemporary art museum "Les abattoirs"21) Catalan Bridge22) Roman Walls23) Tobacco workshops24) Saint Sernin Basilica (except on Sunday 10:30am and 12:30am)25) Jeanne d'Arc Square26) Multimedia library

$34.65 Day Trips & Excursions

Carcassonne and Comtale Castle Tour from Toulouse

Day trip to the Cité de Carcassonne.You're staying in Toulouse and you want to discover the Cité de Carcassonne, her Comtal castle, her Saint Nazaire basilica and more historical highlights ?The Toulouse Welcome agency based in Toulouse plan every friday and sunday in summer a bus day trip.Schedule of your day trip : • Departure from Toulouse at 09:30 (check in at 09:15), planned arrival in Carcassonne at 10:30 • Departure from Carcassonne at 04:30pm, planned arrival in Toulouse at 05:30pm Practical details, drop on, drop off : • In Carcassonne : at the bus parking. A free shuttle will pick you up every 5 to 10 minutes to take you to the CIté de Carcassonne (Porte Narbonaise) . The shuttle lasts 5minutes.

$34.25 Private & Custom Tours

Toulouse Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

With our customized walking tours, you’ll skip the mundane historical tours and discover the city through a local’s eyes. Experience a tour that will transform the way you travel to make it as much about the people you meet, as it is the places you see. Our local guides (Lokafyers) are passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Since Lokafyers are not professional guides and tour occasionally, they provide an experience that’s authentic and personal, like a friend showing you around their city. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighbourhood, find out about the best places to eat, the easiest ways to get around, and the hidden gems you might have missed. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. Through conversations with your Lokafyer, you’ll learn about cultural differences, local events, and what it’s like to be a true local. The more notice, the better, as these tours are organized on demand and are completely personalized. With this experience, you won’t be just passing through the city, you’ll be part of it.

$334.53 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Discover the Pyrénées from a Private Plane

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Place du Capitole.Pass By: Pic Du Midi, La Mongie, Hautes-Pyrenees, Occitanie.Pass By: Pyrenees National Park (Parc National des Pyrenees), Occitanie.

$133.58 Cultural & Theme Tours

Half day tour to the Cité de Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi. From Toulouse.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Castelnaudary Tourisme, Castelnaudary, Aude, OccitanieWe first stop on the way at Castelnaudary to see the Canal du Midi « Grand Bassin » and the St Roch lock, a listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Carcassonne Medieval City, Carcassonne Center, Carcassonne, Aude, OccitanieThen we visit La Cité de Carcassonne that is known for its UNESCO World Heritage listed walled city. A medieval fortress settlement with a history that exceeds two and a half thousand years and has over 3 km of walls with 52 towers.The Cité is a beautiful and interesting place to visit. Strolling through the medieval village with its tiny and twisted alleys, the beautiful little buildings next to impressive buildings like the Basilique St-Nazaire, give you a hint of how life must have been. The inner detail-orientated arrangements transport the medieval charm and impress you at every other corner in this town. Make sure to walk with open eyes through the alleys!Duration: 2 hours

$150.71 Cultural & Theme Tours

Day tour to Toulouse and the Canal du Midi. From Carcassonne and around.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Capitole de Toulouse, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, OccitanieIn the morning, visit the historic center of Toulouse to discover its main monuments and key places, a guided tour that will give you a good overview of the pink city and its history in 1h30 / 2h. The docks of the Daurade on the banks of the Garonne, the Pont Saint Pierre with a breathtaking view of the Dome of the hospital La Grave and the opening on the Brienne canal; the convent of the Jacobins built in the XIII century following the crusade against the Cathars, the Capitol Square witnessed a time when the Capitouls ruled the city, not to mention the town hall and its superb Hall of Illustrious; the magnificent Saint Sernin Basilica, built in the 11th century in brick and stone, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Free time for lunch and stroll through the many shops. Duration: 5 hoursStop At: Castelnaudary Tourisme, Castelnaudary, Aude, OccitanieOn the return, we stop at Castelnaudary to see the Canal du Midi « Grand Bassin » and the St Roch lock, a listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Return to Carcassonne Duration: 1 hour