Plane-spotters can arrange a guided tour of Toulouse's massive JL Lagardère Airbus factory, near the airport in Blagnac, 10km northwest of the city centre. The main factory tour includes a visit to the A380 and A350XWB production lines. You'll also be able to go inside an A400M. Tours must be booked in advance online or by phone.

There's also a 'Panoramic Tour', which takes in other sections of the 700-hectare site via bus. Non-EU visitors must book at least two days ahead. Remember to bring a passport or photo ID. For security reasons, cameras aren't allowed, and you'll have to leave bulky bags behind.