Travel Itinerary Map for Day Trip in Toulouse

sunset in Toulouse

Toulouse

Check Point
・The largest city in southwestern France

・Commonly known as “Rose-Colored Town” with its rows of red buildings

・Local cuisine using duck meat

【City description】

It’s the principal city in the Occitanic region. The commerce developed because this city was the trading spot. And it is famous for the space and air industry at present. We call this city the rose city because the color of building is red. The roof of a hospital on the shore of the Garonne Rive is also famous.

【Overall rating】

 ★★★★☆

【Time required】

 10 h

【Budget】

 20 euros

【Fatigue】

 ★★★★★



Itinerary Map

Navigation

【Start】
①Toulouse Matabiau Station

★Go to Bayard St in front of the station. When you arrive at Strasbourg Boulevard, go to Charles de Rémusat St. It takes 20 minutes by walk.

②Capital Square

③Capital

★Go to Taur St from the square for 10 minutes.

④Saint-Sernin Basilic

★Leave the church and go to the museum in front.

⑤Saint-Raymond Museum

★Go straight on Emile Cartailhac St beside the museum for 10 minutes.

⑥Saint-Pierre Square

★Go to Pargaminières St and turn right to go to Joseph Lakanal St. You find a church on the right hand. It takes 10 minutes.

⑦Convent of Jacobins

★Continue to walk on the street and turn right at the dead end. When you arrive at a forked road, go to Jean Suau St. When you arrive at a river, turn left. It takes 10 minutes.

⑧Notre-Dame of Durade Church

★Continue to walk along the river. When you arrive at a bridge on the right hand, turn left to go to the center street. It takes 5 minutes.

⑨House of Assézat Fondation Georges Bemberg

★Go straight on Paradox St to visit the old area. It takes 5 minutes.

⑩Notre Dame of Dalbade Church

★Go to Polinaires St and turn left at Languedoc St. Then, turn right at Rouaix Square to go to Croix Baragnon St. It takes 15 minutes.

⑪Saint-Etienne Cathedral

★Go to Metz St beside the cathedral.

⑫Augustin Museum

★Continue to go to the street and turn right at Esquirol Square to go to Changes St. As you return at Capital Square, return to the station with the same route. It takes 30 minutes. It’s possible to use a subway at Esquirol Square.

【Goal】
Toulouse Matabiau Station


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【Start】

①Toulouse Matabiau Station

Toulouse Matabiau Train Station

★Go to Bayard St in front of the station. When you arrive at Strasbourg Boulevard, go to Charles de Rémusat St. It takes 20 minutes by walk.


②Capital Square

Place du Capitole

Time required: 10 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

This is the square in front of the city hall. It is a convenient location as a base for sightseeing, with restaurants and a tourist information center.


③Capital

Capitolium

Time required: 30 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 9 am – 7 pm
(open at 10 am on Sunday)

Close: Saturday, during events, 12/25

This is the town hall located within the square. Built during the era of absolute monarchy, its rose-colored exterior is a must-see, but you can also tour the inside. The frescoed ceiling of the Great Hall is especially worth seeing.


★Go to Taur St from the square for 10 minutes.


④Saint-Sernin Basilic

Saint-Sernin Basilic

Basilique Saint-Sernin de Toulouse

Time required: 20 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 10 am – 7 pm
(until 6 pm in winter)

Close: No

Built in the 11th century, it is the largest Romanesque church in France. It was registered as a World Heritage Site in 1990. The red brick used on the exterior is also used on the interior, giving a warm impression. The Miégeville Gate, which depicts the Ascension of Christ at the southern entrance, is a must-see.


★Leave the church and go to the museum in front.


⑤Saint-Raymond Museum

Musée Saint-Raymond

Time required: 60 min

Admission fee: 5 euros

Opening hour: 10 am – 6 pm

Close: Monday, 1/1, 5/1, 12/31

You can learn about Toulouse’s past life at the museum located right next to ④. You can also see the underground mine.


★Go straight on Emile Cartailhac St beside the museum for 10 minutes.


⑥Saint-Pierre Square

Place Saint-Pierre

Time required: 15 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

This is a plaza on the banks of the Garonne River, and the combination of the hospital and the river on the other side creates a beautiful scenery. There are public toilets along the river.


Enjoy the specialties of Toulouse! !

violet items

Toulouse is known as a rose-colored city, but it is also famous for its violets. Various violet goods such as violet perfume, candy, jam, and soap are also recommended as souvenirs. We also recommend Toulouse’s famous sausage rolls. Check out other specialties here! !


★Go to Pargaminières St and turn right to go to Joseph Lakanal St. You find a church on the right hand. It takes 10 minutes.


⑦Convent of Jacobins

Convent of Jacobins

Couvent des Jacobins

Time required: 20 min

Admission fee: 0 euro
(5 euros to visit the cloister)

Opening hour: 10 am – 6 pm

Close: Monday, 1/1, 5/1, 12/31

It was the first monastery built by the Dominican friars. It is famous for the edges that extend from the pillars to the ceiling, called “Palm trees.” The octagonal bell tower is said to have had a lot of influence on other churches in southern France. The view from the corridor is also beautiful.


★Continue to walk on the street and turn right at the dead end. When you arrive at a forked road, go to Jean Suau St. When you arrive at a river, turn left. It takes 10 minutes.


⑧Notre-Dame of Durade Church

Notre-Dame of Durade Church

Église Notre-Dame de la Durade

Time required: 20 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

This is a church along the river. It gives a simple impression because no red brick is used, but the flashy interior and decoration of the giant clock are a sight to behold.


★Continue to walk along the river. When you arrive at a bridge on the right hand, turn left to go to the center street. It takes 5 minutes.


⑨House of Assézat Fondation Georges Bemberg

House of Assézat Fondation Georges Bemberg

Hôtel d’Assézat Fondation Georges Bemberg

Time required: 90 min

Admission fee: 10 euros

Opening hour: 10 am – 12 h 30 / 1 h 30 pm – 6 pm
(until 8 h 30 pm on Thursday)

Close: Monday

This museum is housed in a bourgeois mansion. The luxurious interior is decorated with paintings, making you feel like you’re touring a mansion. On the third floor, on the other hand, there are many modern art exhibits.


★Go straight on Paradox St to visit the old area. It takes 5 minutes.


⑩Notre Dame of Dalbade Church

Église Notre Dame de la Dalbade

Time required: 15 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 8 am – 7 pm

Close: No

This church in the old town has a simple white interior, but the colorful stained glass and palm tree-like pillars are impressive.


★Go to Polinaires St and turn left at Languedoc St. Then, turn right at Rouaix Square to go to Croix Baragnon St. It takes 15 minutes.


⑪Saint-Etienne Cathedral

Saint-Etienne Cathedral

Cathédrale Saint-Étienne

Time required: 20 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 8 am – 7 pm

Close: No

You will be overwhelmed by the scale of this huge church, which has 17 chapels. It has been expanded and renovated many times, so it has a unique appearance. It has a white interior in contrast to the red exterior.


★Go to Metz St beside the cathedral.


⑫Augustin Museum

Musée des Augustins

Time required: 2 h

Admission fee: 4 euros

Originally a monastery, it is now used as an art museum. There are over 4,000 exhibits, so it will take some time to see them all. The building itself has historical value, and there is also a church inside. The cloisters are lined with howling gargoyle statues and numerous sculptures are on display. There are many paintings on display, and the room with many paintings on the red walls is one of the most iconic rooms in this museum.

★Continue to go to the street and turn right at Esquirol Square to go to Changes St. As you return at Capital Square, return to the station with the same route. It takes 30 minutes. It’s possible to use a subway at Esquirol Square.



【Goal】

Toulouse Matabiau Station



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