Top things to do in Toulouse

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 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 Gastronomy in Toulouse

Michel Sarran

For a no-expense-spared, food-as-art dining experience, Toulouse's double-Michelin-starred master chef Michel Sarran is your man. He's earned an international reputation for cuisine that takes its cue from the tradi…
Top Choice Cafe in Toulouse

Flower's Café

Beside a tinkling fountain, this busy cafe is a cake lover's dream – though deciding between glistening raspberry tarts, chocolate cakes or New York–style cheesecake is an exquisite nightmare. Arrive mid-morning for…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Toulouse

N°5 Wine Bar

No address buzzes with Toulouse's hip, buoyant crowd more than this fabulous all-rounder wine bar, which was voted the best wine bar in the world in 2017. Take your pick of hundreds of wines by the glass and be sure…
Top Choice French in Toulouse

La Pente Douce

La Pente Douce is always packed, generally with gourmet locals who love their food. Smiling chefs in the open kitchen mesmerise with superb dishes like tender veal, Bigorre pork or cod. Presentation is impeccable, t…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Toulouse

Fat Cat

This speakeasy-style cocktail lounge is a wonderful place for a drink thanks to its so-far-above-average cocktails and so-better-looking-than-you clientele. Try the devilish Corpse Reviver (lemon, gin, Cointreau and…
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…