38 Sights in Toulouse, France (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Toulouse, France. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 38 sights are available in Toulouse, France.

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1. Basilique Saint-Sernin

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The Basilica of Saint-Sernin is the most important Catholic religious building in Toulouse, the capital of the Occitanie region. It is located in the heart of the square of the same name, in sector 1 of the city. It is one of the largest preserved Romanesque churches in Europe, along with the Cathedral of Speyer, Germany, and the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Wikipedia: Basilique Saint-Sernin de Toulouse (FR), Website

2. Office de Tourisme

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Toulouse is the prefecture of the French department of Haute-Garonne and of the larger region of Occitania. The city is on the banks of the River Garonne, 150 kilometres from the Mediterranean Sea, 230 km (143 mi) from the Atlantic Ocean and 680 km (420 mi) from Paris. It is the fourth-largest city in France after Paris, Marseille and Lyon, with 504,078 inhabitants within its municipal boundaries (2021); its metropolitan area has a population of 1.5 million inhabitants (2021). Toulouse is the central city of one of the 22 metropolitan councils of France. Between the 2014 and 2020 censuses, its metropolitan area was the third fastest growing among metropolitan areas larger than 500,000 inhabitants in France.

Wikipedia: Toulouse (EN), Website

3. Amphithéâtre Romain d'Ancely

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The Roman amphitheatre of Purpan-Ancely is an archaeological site that preserves the ruins of a Roman amphitheatre, built in the middle of the 1st century, near a small rural settlement near the important Gallo-Roman city of Tolosa. It is now located at the crossroads of Avenue du Professeur-Guy-Espagno and Avenue des Arènes-Romaines, between the districts of Purpan and Ancely, in the west of Toulouse. It has been classified as a historical monument since 23 October 1974 and is under the responsibility of the Saint-Raymond Museum in Toulouse. It is one of the only almost complete Roman buildings in Toulouse.

Wikipedia: Amphithéâtre romain de Purpan-Ancely (FR)

4. Cité de l'Espace

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The Cité de l'espace is a scientific discovery centre in France focused on spaceflight. It was opened in June 1997, and is located on the eastern outskirts of Toulouse. It was carried out on the initiative of the Town Hall of Toulouse with the participation of numerous partners such as the Regional Council of Midi-Pyrénées, the Ministries of Equipment, Transport, Defence, National Education, Research and Technology, the National Center for Space Studies (CNES), Météo-France, EADS, Astrium, among others. As of 2012, there had been more than four million visitors.

Wikipedia: Cité de l'espace (EN), Website

5. Musée Saint-Raymond

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The Musée Saint-Raymond, Museum of Archaeology of Toulouse, or more simply Musée Saint-Raymond, formerly the Museum of Antiquities, is the archaeological museum of Toulouse opened in 1892. It is housed within the walls of the former Saint-Raymond university college dating from the sixteenth century, which is next to the Saint-Sernin basilica. It preserves and presents archaeological collections from protohistory to the early Middle Ages, mainly from the Celtic, Roman and early Christian periods.

Wikipedia: Musée Saint-Raymond, musée d'archéologie de Toulouse (FR)

6. Église Notre-Dame de la Dalbade

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The Church of Notre-Dame de la Dalbade is a Roman Catholic place of worship located on Rue de la Dalbade in the Carmelite district of Toulouse, France. It should not be confused with the Basilica of La Daurade on the quay of the same name. Its current name comes from the old church that preceded it and which was covered with a white plaster, giving it the name of Santa Maria dealbata. The present building, quite austere from the outside, is typical of southern Gothic architecture.

Wikipedia: Église Notre-Dame de la Dalbade (FR)

7. Château d'eau Charles Laganne

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The Water Tower is a brick tower located at the junction of Cours Dillon and Pont-Neuf, Toulouse. As its name suggests, the building was initially used for the distribution of water in the centre of the city, but was not strictly speaking a water tower since it did not have a storage tank. It was converted in 1974 into an exhibition space dedicated to photography and is now a very popular place for the people of Toulouse, as well as a mecca of culture.

Wikipedia: Château d'eau de Toulouse (FR), Website

8. Auditorium Saint-Pierre des Cuisines

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The church of Saint-Pierre-des-Cuisines, located on Rue de la Boule, next to Place Saint-Pierre in Toulouse, is the oldest church in southwestern France. It is built on an old Gallo-Roman necropolis from the fourth century. It has been classified as a historical monument since 1977 and is under the responsibility of the Saint-Raymond Museum in Toulouse. Today, it houses a 400-seat auditorium for the regional conservatory of Toulouse.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Pierre-des-Cuisines (FR)

9. Eglise de Jesus-Christ des saints des derniers jours

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Eglise de Jesus-Christ des saints des derniers jours

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a worldwide restorationist Christian denomination founded in New York State in 1830. It considers itself a revealed religion. Its global headquarters are in Salt Lake City, Utah. In the United States, it represents 2% of the population, with 6.15 million members. Globally, as of 2021, it claims more than 16 million members, called "Latter-day Saints" and often referred to as Mormons.

Wikipedia: Église de Jésus-Christ des Saints des Derniers Jours (FR)

10. Maison Seilhan

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The house of Seilhan was given by Pierre Seilhan, viguier of the Count of Toulouse, to Dominique de Guzmán by a deed dated 25 April 1215. The Seilhan House, which can be visited, presents various artistic works depicting the saints of the Order and souvenirs related to the figure of Henri-Dominique Lacordaire (1802-1861), restorer of the Order in France. It is considered to be the place where the Order of Preachers was founded.

Wikipedia: Maison Seilhan (FR)

11. Église Notre-Dame-du-Taur

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Notre-Dame du Taur is a Roman Catholic church located in Toulouse, France. According to legend, the edifice was built on the exact spot where the body of Saint Saturnin (Sernin), patron saint of Toulouse, became detached from the bull that dragged the martyr to his death. The church stands in the rue du Taur between the Capitole and the Basilica of St. Sernin. It has been classified as a historic monument since 1840.

Wikipedia: Notre-Dame du Taur (EN)

12. Les Abattoirs

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Les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse, combines a museum of modern and contemporary art (Musée) and a regional collection of contemporary art (Frac). It is located in the French Occitanie region, in the city of Toulouse. Les Abattoirs keep approximately 3,880 works and objects of all origins. Works of modern and contemporary art range for the oldest from 1934 to 2020, for the most recent acquisitions.

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13. Chapelle Notre-Dame du Férétra

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The Chapelle Saint-Roch-du-Férétra is a chapel located on Place Saint-Roch, ten minutes from the city centre of Toulouse, in a working-class area close to social housing buildings. It is now known as the Chapel of Our Lady of Férétra. It is still used for Catholic worship: Mass is celebrated daily in Latin according to the Roman Missal of 1962. It depends on the Priestly Fraternity of St. Pius X.

Wikipedia: Chapelle Saint-Roch-du-Férétra de Toulouse (FR)

14. Palais de justice

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The Toulouse courthouse is located in Toulouse in France between the Place du Salin and the Allées Jules-Guesde. It consists of a group of buildings built between 1492 and 2008. Part of the Court of Appeal was classified as a historical monument on 8 September 1999; The unclassified part of the Court of Appeal as well as the Assize Court and the Regional Court were registered in 1994.

Wikipedia: Palais de justice de Toulouse (FR)

15. Jardin Royal

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The Jardin Royal is a public park in the French city of Toulouse. Created in 1754 and re-landscaped in the English style in the 1860s, it is the oldest park in the city and has been designated by the French Ministry of Culture as a "Jardin remarquable". It is located in the southeast area of Toulouse with its main entrance on the corner of Rue Ozenne and Allée Jules Guesde.

Wikipedia: Jardin Royal (Toulouse) (EN)

16. Vestige de rempart

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The Gallo-Roman rampart of Toulouse is a fortified complex located in Toulouse, France. When it was built during the High Empire, it enclosed the Roman city of Tolosa for more than 3 km in length. It was extended by a section along the Garonne during the troubles of the Late Empire. It is the only known rampart in Gaul to use mainly brick and the caisson technique.

Wikipedia: Rempart gallo-romain de Toulouse (FR)

17. Hôtel de la Mamye

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The Hôtel de La Mamye or Lamamye is located at 31 rue de la Dalbade, in the historic centre of Toulouse. It was built from 1528 for a member of the La Mamye family, one of the families of parliamentarians in Toulouse. It was later remodelled in the mid-16th century for his descendants, the councillors in Parliament Guillaume de La Mamye and Pierre de La Mamye.

Wikipedia: Hôtel de la Mamye (FR)

18. Hôtel des chevaliers de Saint-Jean de Jérusalem

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The Hospitaller Priory of Toulouse, called the Hotel of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem or simply the Hotel of St. John, sometimes referred to as the Hotel of Malta, is a private mansion located at 32 rue de la Dalbade, in the historic center of Toulouse. It is an exceptional collection of late Renaissance and Baroque architecture in Toulouse.

Wikipedia: Hôtel des chevaliers de Saint-Jean de Jérusalem (FR)

19. Musée des Augustins

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The Musée des Augustins de Toulouse is a fine arts museum in Toulouse, France which conserves a collection of sculpture and paintings from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century. The paintings are from throughout France, the sculptures representing Occitan culture of the region with a particularly rich assemblage of Romanesque sculpture.

Wikipedia: Musée des Augustins (EN), Website

20. Musée du Vieux-Toulouse

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The Musée du Vieux-Toulouse presents objects evoking the history of the city of Toulouse, from antiquity to the twentieth century. This museum has been located since 1948 in the Hôtel Dumay on Rue du May, in the historic centre of the city. It is the property of the Société des Toulousains de Toulouse and Amis du vieux Toulouse.

Wikipedia: Musée du Vieux Toulouse (FR), Website

21. Église du Gésu

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The Church of the Gesù is a former Catholic religious building located in Toulouse. Built in neo-Gothic style by the Jesuits in the 19th century, the church was deconsecrated in 2000 and converted into an organ concert hall. Located at 22 bis rue des Fleurs, the church is one of the great religious buildings in Toulouse.

Wikipedia: Église du Gésu de Toulouse (FR)

22. Chapelle des Cordeliers

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The Cordeliers convent is a former Franciscan religious convent - or "Cordeliers" - from Toulouse, France. It was founded in 1222, in a context of the development of begging orders in European cities, and particularly in Toulouse, marked at the beginning of the 13th century by Catharism and the Albigensian crusade.

Wikipedia: Couvent des Cordeliers (Toulouse) (FR)

23. Acrobates et Musiciens

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Joseph Fernand Henri Léger was a French painter, sculptor, and filmmaker. In his early works he created a personal form of cubism which he gradually modified into a more figurative, populist style. His boldly simplified treatment of modern subject matter has caused him to be regarded as a forerunner of pop art.

Wikipedia: Fernand Léger (EN)

24. Palais Niel

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The Palais Niel is the most prestigious residence built in Toulouse during the nineteenth century. It was built for Marshal of France Adolphe Niel between 1863 and 1868. It is located on rue Montoulieu-Saint-Jacques, on the edge of the Allées Forain-François-Verdier and the Square Boulingrin.

Wikipedia: Palais Niel (FR)

25. Temple du Salin

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The Temple du Salin is a Protestant place of worship located on the Place du Salin, in Toulouse. It is housed in the former Royal Treasury, a thirteenth-century building that has been remodelled over the centuries. The parish is a member of the United Protestant Church of France.

Wikipedia: Temple du Salin (FR)

26. Chapelle Saint-Jean-Baptiste

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The Saint-Jean-Baptiste chapel is located in the heart of old Toulouse, at 7 rue Antonin-Mercié, near the Musée des Augustins. It depends on the parish sector of the Saint-Jérôme church. It is not to be confused with the church of the same name in the Sept Deniers district.

Wikipedia: Chapelle Saint Jean-Baptiste (Toulouse) (FR), Website

27. Hôtel Pierre Comère

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The Hôtel de Pierre Comère is a private mansion, located between 3 rue Saint-Rome and 9 rue Tripière, in the historic centre of Toulouse. Built between 1616 and 1617 for Pierre Comère, a merchant and capitoul, it was enlarged by the architect Claude Pacot in 1626.

Wikipedia: Hôtel de Pierre Comère (FR)

28. Théâtre du Capitole

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The Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse is an opera house within the main administration buildings, the Capitole, of the city of Toulouse in south-west France. It houses an opera company, ballet company and symphony orchestra, Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse.

Wikipedia: Théâtre du Capitole (EN), Website

29. Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle

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The Muséum de Toulouse is a museum of natural history in Toulouse, France. It is in the Busca-Montplaisir, houses a collection of more than 2.5 million items, and has some 3,000 square metres (32,000 sq ft) of exhibition space. Its Index Herbariorum code is TLM.

Wikipedia: Muséum de Toulouse (EN), Website, Website

30. Cathédrale Saint-Étienne

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Toulouse Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church located in the city of Toulouse, France. The cathedral is a national monument, and is the seat of the Archbishop of Toulouse. It has been listed since 1862 as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture.

Wikipedia: Toulouse Cathedral (EN)

31. Héraklès archer

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The Herakles Archer is a sculpture by Antoine Bourdelle, located in Toulouse in the Haute-Garonne, in the Square de l'Héraclès at the crossroads of the Boulevard Lascrosses, the Allée de Barcelona and the Avenue Paul-Séjourné, near the Canal de Brienne.

Wikipedia: Héraklès archer de Toulouse (FR)

32. Basilique Notre-Dame de la Daurade

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Notre-Dame de la Daurade is a basilica in Toulouse, France. It was established in 410 when Emperor Honorius allowed the conversion of pagan temples to Christianity. The original building of Notre-Dame de la Daurade was a temple dedicated to Apollo.

Wikipedia: Notre-Dame de la Daurade (EN)

33. Ancienne prison Saint-Michel

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The Saint-Michel prison is a building located at 18bis Grande-rue Saint-Michel on the old road that linked Toulouse to Narbonne, in the Saint-Michel district. It was partly listed as a historical monument by decree of 25 February 2011.

Wikipedia: Prison Saint-Michel (Toulouse) (FR)

34. Jardin botanique Henri-Gaussen

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The Jardin botanique Henri Gaussen is a botanical garden operated by the Université Paul Sabatier at 39 allées Jules Guesde, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France. It is open weekdays in the warmer months.

Wikipedia: Jardin botanique Henri Gaussen (EN), Website

35. Synagogue

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The Palaprat Synagogue is a synagogue in Toulouse, the capital of the Occitanie region in France. It is located at 2 rue Jean-Palaprat, from which it takes its name, at the intersection of rue de la Colombette.

Wikipedia: Synagogue Palaprat (FR)

36. Square du Général de Gaulle

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The Square Charles-de-Gaulle is a road in Toulouse, capital of the Occitanie region, in the South of France. The north side of the square, along Lafayette Street, is more specifically the space of Laïcité.

Wikipedia: Square Charles-de-Gaulle (FR)

37. Hôtel de Nupces

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The Hotel de Nupces is a private mansion located on Rue de la Bourse, in the historic centre of Toulouse. It was built in 1716 for Jean-Georges de Nupces, adviser and then president of the city parliament.

Wikipedia: Hôtel de Nupces (FR)

38. Église Saint-Exupère

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The Church of Saint-Exupère is a Baroque-style parish church located in the former district of Saint-Michel on the right bank of Toulouse. Its small octagonal bell tower houses a carillon of 14 bells.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Exupère de Toulouse (FR)


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