10 unusual visits in Toulouse

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You want to get off the beaten track and live extraordinary experiences. So you are wondering what are the best activities to do in Toulouse? What are the most amazing sites? We take you to explore the most mysterious places in Toulouse and offer you a Top 10 of unusual visits in Toulouse?


Opening photo credit: © Iryna / AdobeStock

1) A Toulouse City-game or Urban-game

Do you know the Urban Game? This is a concept derived from the famous escape-game. In the same style, you have to find clues and complete certain tasks, to solve puzzles. But it is the playing field that changes. In the City-game or the Urban-game, you walk through the districts of the city. This is a great opportunity to admire its most beautiful monuments. A real treasure hunt in Toulouse awaits you.

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2) Geocaching and treasure hunt in Toulouse

We pass on a fashionable activity and acclaimed by families: Geocaching. You go from cache to cache to recover clues, until you find the precious treasure. This one depends on what previous hunters have brought there. So remember to bring a small gift for the next ones. The route and the difficulty are suitable for younger children.

Photo credit © Highwaystarz / AdobeStock
Photo credit © Highwaystarz / AdobeStock

3) A Graff Tour in Toulouse

Toulouse is a city of art and history. And you can see it everywhere in the pink city, even in the most amazing corners… Artists have produced exceptional graffiti and the Tourist Office is offering a “Graff Tour” to help you fully appreciate this street art. It also benefits from the now famous Invaders” works. We recognize this artist by his collages and his stickers referring to the video game "Space-Invaders" from 1978. If you find any, remember to flash the QR code with your phone to count your finds!

Photo credit © Tony/AdobeStock
Photo credit © Tony/AdobeStock

4) The City of Space

The Cité de l'Espace is located near Avenue Jean Gonord. This museum offers you an immersion in the daily life of astronauts and reveals the secrets of space. The interactive exhibitions are very fun and should particularly appeal to children! Rockets and spacecraft, treasures of our galaxy… take you to the edge of our universe! There is no doubt that you will find it difficult to get your feet back on the ground after this visit which puts your head in the stars!

5) The Machine Hall of Toulouse

The Halle des Machines in Toulouse is a place full of surprises. You enter the imagination of the most creative artists: Leonardo da Vinci, Jules Vernes reveal themselves there in a 5000 m² showroom. You can climb aboard the minotaur and see some amazing metal creatures. These machines are real technical feats to admire from every angle!

Machine hall - Photo credit © Frédéric NeupontCC BY-SA 4.0
Machine hall - Photo credit © Frédéric NeupontCC BY-SA 4.0

6) The Gardens of the Line

The Jardins de la Ligne are a tribute to the pioneers of commercial aviation. These places tell a fascinating story about the adventures of these first airmail aviators. You will discover a new facet of Toulouse there. Each garden addresses a specific theme and represents a corresponding world landscape.

7) The Pierre Baudis Japanese Garden

The Pierre Baudis Japanese Garden is an Asian journey. It is a work of great beauty! Its bodies of water, spanned by small traditional Japanese bridges, make it a soothing and refreshing place in summer. Its decoration is very exotic, thanks in particular to its Tsubakai dragons and its bonsais, carved according to this ancestral art.

Toulouse Japanese Garden - Photo credit © Guide Toulouse Pyrénées
Toulouse Japanese Garden - Photo credit © Guide Toulouse Pyrénées

8) The Asian Garden of the Georges-Labit Museum

The Georges-Labit museum is dedicated to oriental art. In fact, its green space offers you an important collection of Asian plants and flowers. This botanical garden is also very well decorated, with statues, sculptures, ornamental furniture, all from the culture of the East.

9) The Castle of Horror

If stories of horror and torture don't impress you, then stop by at 2 rue des Martyrs. Very close to the botanical garden, a pretty house hides a very dark past... Indeed, it housed the headquarters of the Gestapo during the Second World War. Needless to go into detail, it is now called the "Castle of Horror"! It cannot be visited because housing has replaced the old offices. But you may feel the heaviness of this funereal witness to history.

10) The Rooftops of Toulouse

The Rooftop is a very nice concept of bars and restaurants, which is developing a lot in cities. And for good reason, what a pleasure to sip a cocktail from the roof of a building to admire the view of the city! To highlight this extraordinary setting, the decoration is meticulous. Each one has its particular atmosphere which makes its charm.

Cocktail


One last good plan, anyone? Check out our article: 10 original activities to do in Toulouse when it rains.

Here is this Top 10 which ends. Many other unusual activities are available in Toulouse. You will be surprised !


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