Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Albi

Musée Toulouse-Lautrec

Lodged inside the Palais de la Berbie (built in the early Middle Ages for the town's archbishop), this wonderful museum offers an overview of Albi's most celebrated son. The museum owns more than 1000 original works…
Top Choice Church in Albi

Cathédrale Ste-Cécile

Resembling a castle more than a cathedral, this formidable edifice in orange brick rises above Vieil Albi like an apparition. Its defensive walls hark back to the many religious wars that scarred medieval Albi. Begu…
Top Choice Museum in Toulouse

Cité de l’Espace

The fantastic space museum on the city's eastern outskirts brings Toulouse's illustrious aeronautical history to life through hands-on exhibits, including a moon-running simulator, a rotating pod to test your tolera…
Top Choice Museum in Toulouse, Gers & Vallée du Tarn

Musée et Jardin du Canal du Midi

Understand France’s mightiest man-made waterway, the Unesco World Heritage Canal du Midi, through illuminating exhibitions and short films at this museum 60km southeast of Toulouse. The 241km canal, from Toulouse to…
Top Choice Church in Toulouse

Couvent des Jacobins

This elegant ecclesiastical structure is the mother church of the Dominican order, founded in 1215. First admire the Église des Jacobins' ornate stained-glass windows before wandering through the Cloitre des Jacobin…
Top Choice Village in Armagnac

Lectoure

It's something of a surprise to come across a place of such historical wealth in such a remote part of the Gers département, well away from any major communication route. At the eastern end of Armagnac region, this …
Abbey in Moissac

Abbaye St-Pierre

Rosy brick characteristic of the Toulouse area heightens the majesty of this abbey and its exceptional Romanesque cloister. Awarded Unesco World Heritage status in part for its significance along the Santiago de Com…
Church in Toulouse

Basilique St-Sernin

This well-preserved Romanesque edifice is built from golden and rose-hued stonework up to the tip of the octogonal bell tower. Entry is free, but it’s worth the additional charge to explore the ambulatory, where mar…
Square in Toulouse

Place du Capitole

Toulouse's magnificent main square is the city's literal and metaphorical heart, where Toulousiens turn out en masse on sunny evenings to sip a coffee or an early aperitif at a pavement cafe. On the eastern side is …
Gallery in Toulouse

Musée des Augustins

Located within a former Augustinian monastery, this fine-arts museum spans the Roman era through to the early 20th century. Echoing stairwells and high-vaulted chambers are part of the fun, but artistic highlights i…