Welcome to Toulouse

Picture of Toulouse

Toulouse is located between the Mediterranean see and the Atlantic ocean, 456 miles away from Paris and is the 4th largest city in France. Its name first appeared in the 4th century B.C. inhabited by a Celtic tribe at the origin, named Volques Tectosages. The city has had a rich history since then from her influence at the times of the Romans to the present day with the development of the aircraft industry which makes its pride, through the Wisigoths (capital of the Kingdom), the Counts of Toulouse in the Middle Age, the golden age of the Pastel and the building of the Canal du Midi, without forgetting, of course, the Cathare epic and the Aeropostal's pionners adventure whose exploits are still present in memories. There are many interesting sites to visit in and around Toulouse. Here are some practical links to help you to prepare your stay in the city :

Arriving in Toulouse

From Blagnac Airport :
- By taxi from the airport to the conference venue : 20 minutes drive to the city centre -20 euros to 30 euros.
- By the airport shuttle to the city-centre : Bus stop is in font of door C on ground level (arrivals. Airport shuttle leaves every 20 minutes reaching bus/metro stop "Compans Cafarelli". (Single fare: 5 euros).
From Matabiau Train Station:
- Metro A: direction "Basso Cambo". Change at "Jean-Jaurès"
- Metro B: direction "Borderouge".Stop at "Compans Caffarelli"

Airport

Airlines

Airport shuttle

Taxis

There are plentiful in Toulouse. Taxi ranks are located strategically throughout the city centre: Place Wilson, Place Esquirol, Matabiau Railway station, Place Jeanne D'Arc, Place St-Cyprien, Toulouse Blagnac Airport.

  • Taxi Radio Toulousains: Tel. +33(0)5 61 42 38 38
  • Capitole Taxis: Tel. +33(0)5 34 250 250

Railway Station

Metro and bus

  • Espace Transport: 7 place Esquirol
    Allô Tisséo: Tél. +33(0)5 61 41 70 70
    Tickets work on metro and bus:
    one way ticket : 1.60€
    return ticket 2.90€
    10 tickets : 12.90€

Toulouse, the charms of a southern capital

Toulouse is the capital of Midi-Pyrénées, the largest region in France. As big as Denmark, it includes 8 departments and has a population of 2,600,000 inhabitants

Accommodation

4-star hotels

3-star hotels

2-star hotels

  • Hôtel Castellane: 17, rue Castellane - 31000 Toulouse, Tel. +33(0)5 61 62 18 82, Fax +33(0)5 61 62 58 04
  • Hôtel Albert 1er: 8, rue Rivals - 31000 Toulouse, Tel. +33(0)5 61 21 17 91, Fax +33(0)5 61 21 09 64
  • Hôtel Capitole: 10, rue Rivals - 31000 Toulouse, Tel. +33(0)5 61 23 21 28, Fax +33(0)5 61 23 67 48

Apartment hotels "Citadines"

Restaurants

In Toulouse

  • 7 Place St Sernin: 7, Place St Sernin - 31000 Toulouse, Tel. +33(0)5 62 30 05 30
  • Michel Sarran: 21, boulevard Armand Duportal - 31000 Toulouse, Tel. +33(0)5 61 12 32 32
  • Le Bouchon Lyonnais: 12 rue de l'Industrie - 31000 Toulouse, Tel. +33(0)5 61 62 97 43
  • L'Assiette à l'Oie: 28, rue Peyrolières - 31000 Toulouse, Tel. +33(0)5 61 21 50 91
  • Au Chat Dingue: 40 bis rue Peyrolières - 31000 Toulouse, Tel. +33(0)5 61 21 23 11
  • Restaurant la Pergola: 262, avenue de Lardenne - 31000 Toulouse, Tel. +33(0)5 61 49 29 10
  • Restaurant le Colombier: 14, rue Bayard - 31000 Toulouse, Tel. +33(0)5 61 62 40 05
  • Restaurant le Mas de Dardagna: 1, chemin de Dardagna - 31400 Toulouse, Tel. +33(0)5 61 14 09 80
  • Restaurant au Gascon: 9, rue des jacobins - 31400 Toulouse, Tel. +33(0)5 61 21 57 16
  • Restaurant le BATbAt (asiatic and vegetarian food): 8, rue des Filatiers - 31000 Toulouse, Tel. +33(0)5 61 25 48 49
  • Restaurant le Mare Monti (italian food): 6, rue Tripière - 31000 Toulouse, Tel. +33(0)5 61 22 16 16
  • La Brasserie des Beaux Arts (Chez Flo): 1, quai de la Daurade - 31000 Toulouse, Tel. +33(0)5 61 21 12 12
  • Le Toubkal: 7 rue Perchepinte - 31000 Toulouse, Tel. +33(0)5 61 53 72 20
  • More Information : Gastronomy in Toulouse

Around Toulouse

  • L'Amphitryon: Chemin de Gramont - 31770 Colomiers, Tel. +33(0)5 61 15 55 55
  • Le Bellevue: 1, avenue des Pyrénées - 31120 Lacroix Falgarde, Tel. +33(0)5 61 76 94 97
  • O Saveurs: 6, place des Ormeaux - 31180 Rouffiac Tolosan, Tel. +33(0)5 34 27 10 11
  • Le Puits Saint Jacques: Place de la Mairie - 32600 Pujaudran, Tel. +33(0)5 62 07 41 11