Visit Toulouse on foot

Toulouse
Visit Toulouse on foot

If Toulouse is nicknamed the "pink city", it is also a green city, where it is very pleasant to travel without a car. Between its pedestrian streets, its cycle paths and greenways, its parks and gardens, there are many activities to do in Toulouse on foot. We give you some ideas for visiting Toulouse, in pedestrian mode!


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Take a walk to see the must-see monuments of the pink city

Do you want to visit Toulouse on foot? Nothing's easier ! Most of the monuments are grouped together in the historic center. The Garonne crosses the Toulouse and the banks are ideal for walking. Green spaces are well distributed throughout the city.

Choose a bed and breakfast in the centre of Toulouse for a romantic weekend or a family holiday without using your car! Public transport will allow you to get around easily, to walk from your accommodation to the most beautiful places in the city.

Public transport crisscrosses the center and the outskirts. During your walk in the city center, do not miss the following monuments:

And after your walk, how about a pampering session in a spa in Toulouse? A space of well-being and relaxation just for you, massages, treatments, a bubble of relaxation: a break to offer yourself during a weekend in Toulouse for two as lovers or with girlfriends!

Saint-Sernin Basilica - Photo © Saiko 3P | Adobe Stock
Saint-Sernin Basilica - Photo © Saiko 3P | Adobe Stock

A shopping spree in the shopping streets of Toulouse

Do you want to do some shopping in Toulouse? We take you to the most commercial streets of the city. We show you the most beautiful markets to find local products. And we give you good addresses for doing business, the essential places for small budgets. Let's go for a Toulouse shopping spree!

Enjoy the pedestrian streets of the Saint-Georges district
Enjoy the pedestrian streets of the Saint-Georges district

Discover the green spaces of Toulouse and practice outdoor sports

Of course you like walking, but if you need to exert yourself a little more, there are all kinds of outdoor physical activities to practice in Toulouse. Whether you're more into cycling, running, rollerblading, skateboarding or hiking... There's something for everyone! It is also a good opportunity to enjoy the city's green spaces. We toured the parks and gardens of the city, with their point of sporting interest:

Photo @ Julien BASTIDE / Adobe Stock
Running or cycling along the Canal du Midi - Photo @ Julien BASTIDE / Adobe Stock

Treat yourself to the gastronomy of the South-West

The culinary tradition is particularly developed in Toulouse. We can even say that it is even part of Toulouse's heritage. Tasting the culinary specialties of the southwest is therefore one of the essentials to appreciate the generosity of its inhabitants. Whether you are a big eater or a gourmet, you will find what you are looking for. Indeed, Toulouse gastronomy is as famous as its family dishes of yesteryear. Here are some unusual suggestions for enjoying yourself while having fun in Toulouse:

Culture in museums near the city center

Many cultural spaces are at your disposal in the center or just on the outskirts of the city, and therefore accessible on foot or by public transport. Since the beginnings of airmail, Toulouse has been very innovative in terms of aeronautics. It is a facet of Toulouse culture not to be missed. We have selected the most unusual museums in the city for you:


Photo © Cité de l'Espace / Author: Manuel Huynh
Photo © Cité de l'Espace / Author: Manuel Huynh

Play and have fun with friends in Toulouse escape games

Escape games are all the rage. And that's normal, because it's an activity that is both fun and makes you work your brains. It is practiced with family, friends or colleagues to develop group cohesion. It combines strategy and team spirit, in order to overcome puzzles and be able to get out of a room or a delicate situation!

Try the Urban Escape Game experience in Toulouse! A great way to discover the pink city. A journey through the city center leads you to solve puzzles while strolling through the neighborhoods in a fun and original way.

Photo © Granhota

Photo © Granhota

What to do with children on foot in Toulouse

You have small children or teenagers, you will have to compete in imagination to please them. For a successful family vacation, we give you some ideas for outings for all ages:


Photo @ Léa Duur
Photo @ Léa Duur

How to organize your stay without a car in Toulouse

Toulouse is a well-served city with an airport, a train station with the TGV, a bus station… Once there, we give you some good tips for a walk in Toulouse (fr).

To get around faster, consider renting a bike. The town hall offers a bicycle rental service at a low price: the VélÔToulouse. If you want to benefit from professional advice or rent a bike more suited to your needs, we recommend the rental agency: Vélotrement.

To see the most beautiful monuments of the pink city differently, board a boat to cross the city. Here you will find boat trips on the Garonne in Toulouse.

Finally, we've saved the best for last: a great plan for weekend accommodation in Toulouse (fr)!


Photo © Fred | Adobe Stock
Photo © Fred | Adobe Stock


We hope to have made you want to go out on foot in Toulouse and we wish you great visits.

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