Cheap flights to Toulouse
Brimming with confidence and southern charm, cheap flights to Toulouse are a must for exploring this southwest corner of France, but only if you source your flights Toulouse bound through BudgetAir for guaranteed low prices.
Known as La Ville Rose due to the hot-pink stone used in many of its buildings, Toulouse is the country’s fourth largest city and one of the liveliest provincial towns in France that you will come across. Take flights to Toulouse in February for the aromatic Festival de la Violette or catch flights to Toulouse in the summer when the heat rises and the centre is buzzing with street life.
Must see spots in Toulouse
The main square in the town is the Place du Capitole, a great place for people watching and exploring various cafes and restaurants. The Vieux Quartier meanders off the southern end with narrow lanes and the chance to visit the red basilica of St-Sernin as well as the Eglise des Jacobins, a mighty Gothic church with stunning stained glass windows.
For outdoor activities, you cannot go far wrong with a boat trip along the River Garonne or the Canal du Midi. In a former monastery is the Musee des Augustins, the town’s premier art museum, with fabulous works by Toulouse-Lautrec and Monet representing the 20th century, and Delacroix and Ingres from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Before you embark on your homeward flights Toulouse has one more surprise – an aerospace museum on its outskirts. Called the Cite de l’Espace, it has many interactive displays plus space shuttle simulators and life-size replicas of the Mir Space Station and the Ariane 5 space rocket – a must for any space enthusiast.