Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #5 in Toulouse, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 28 sights
Distance 8 km
Ascend 115 m
Descend 105 m

Experience Toulouse in France in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in ToulouseIndividual Sights in Toulouse

Sight 1: 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.

Wikipedia: Les Abattoirs (EN), Website, Website

98 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 2: Los Pès del parpalhòl

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Jessica Stockholder is a Canadian-American artist known for site-specific installation works and sculptures that are often described as "paintings in space." She came to prominence in the early 1990s with monumental works that challenged boundaries between artwork and display environment as well as between pictorial and physical experience. Her art often presents a "barrage" of bold colors, textures and everyday objects, incorporating floors, walls and ceilings and sometimes spilling out of exhibition sites. Critics suggest that her work is informed by diverse artistic traditions, including abstract expressionism, color field painting, minimalism and Pop art. Since her early career, they have noted in her work an openness to spontaneity, accident and marginality and a rejection of permanency, monetization and disciplinary conventions that Stephen Westfall characterized as an "almost shocking sense of freedom."

Wikipedia: Jessica Stockholder (EN)

76 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 3: What’s a public sculpture?N°3

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84 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 4: Acrobates et Musiciens

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Acrobates et Musiciens Unknown / PD-US

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)

97 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 5: Agoraphobia

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Franz West was an Austrian artist.

Wikipedia: Franz West (EN)

472 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 6: Église Saint-Nicolas

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Saint-Nicolas Church is located in Saint Cyprien neighbourhood on the west side of the Garonne River, just outside the old city walls of Toulouse.

Wikipedia: Saint Nicolas Church, Toulouse (EN)

365 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 7: Pont de la Daurade

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The Pont de la Daurade is an old bridge that spanned the Garonne, slightly downstream from the Pont-Neuf in Toulouse. It linked the Faubourg Saint-Cyprien, on the left bank of the river, to the monastery of La Daurade and the church of the same name, on the right bank. It was the second masonry bridge built over the Garonne in Toulouse, after the aqueduct bridge built in the Gallo-Roman period in the first century. It was built in the second half of the twelfth century of stone and brick masonry, but frequent flooding led the municipal authorities to gradually replace the brick vaults with wooden frame decks, as they were washed away. The bridge was covered in 1480, which gave it the name of Pont-Couvert.

Wikipedia: Pont de la Daurade (FR)

301 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 8: Château d'eau Charles Laganne

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The Water Tower is a brick tower located at the junction of the Cours Dillon and the Pont-Neuf, in Toulouse. As its name suggests, the building was originally 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 high place of culture.

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

254 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 9: Pont Neuf

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The Pont-Neuf is a bridge in Toulouse over the Garonne River, it connects the Place du Pont-Neuf to the Rue de la République. Built in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, it is, despite its name, the oldest bridge in the city crossing the Garonne. The Pont-Neuf was once an entrance to the city, symbolized on the left bank by a triumphal arch bearing an equestrian statue of King Louis XIII.

Wikipedia: Pont-Neuf de Toulouse (FR)

298 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 10: 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)

381 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 11: 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 established since 1948 in the Dumay Hotel on Rue du May, in the historic center of the city. It is the property of the Société des Toulousains de Toulouse et Amis du vieux Toulouse.

Wikipedia: Musée du Vieux Toulouse (FR), Website

122 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 12: 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, merchant and capitoul, it was enlarged by the architect Claude Pacot in 1626.

Wikipedia: Hôtel de Pierre Comère (FR)

142 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 13: Hôtel d'Arnaud de Brucelles

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The Hôtel de Brucelles in Toulouse, France, is a gothic and Renaissance hôtel particulier (palace) of the 16th century. It is a listed historical monument since 1925.

Wikipedia: Hôtel de Brucelles (EN)

146 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 14: Hôtel de Nupces

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The Hotel de Nupces is a mansion which is located no 15 rue de la Bourse, in the historic center of Toulouse. Representative of the penetration of the classic style into the city, but also an early example of a hotel between courtyard and garden, it was built between 1716 and 1728 for Jean-Georges de Nupces, adviser then president in the city's parliament.

Wikipedia: Hôtel de Nupces (FR)

437 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 15: Église Notre-Dame de la Dalbade

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The Church of Notre-Dame de la Dalbade is a Catholic place of worship located on rue de la Dalbade in the Carmes 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 white plaster, giving it the name of Santa Maria dealbata. The current building, which is quite austere from the outside, is typical of southern Gothic architecture.

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

493 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 16: Hôtel de Puivert

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Hôtel de Puivert

Hotel de Puivert is a hotel located in Toulouse, France. It was listed as a historical monument in 1998.

Wikipedia: Hôtel de Puivert (FR)

293 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 17: 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

189 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 18: Chapelle Saint-Jean-Baptiste

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The Saint-Jean-Baptiste chapel is located in the heart of old Toulouse, at no. 7 rue Antonin-Mercié, near the Musée des Augustins. It depends on the parish sector of the Saint-Jérôme church. It should not be confused with the church of the same name in the Sept Deniers district.

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

196 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 19: Église Saint-Jérôme

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The church of the Sanctuaire Saint-Jérôme, rue du Lieutenant-Colonel-Pélissier, is a church built by the Compagnie royale des Pénitents bleus de Toulouse. It was built in the 17th century by architect Pierre Levesville under Louis XIII, the first French king to join the brotherhood. The Pénitents bleus called on Toulouse's finest artists to decorate their chapel, which didn't suffer too much during the French Revolution.

Wikipedia: Saint-Jérôme Church (Toulouse) (EN)

53 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 20: Hôtel Caulet-Resseguier

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193 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 21: Square du Général de Gaulle

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

Wikipedia: Square Charles-de-Gaulle (FR)

33 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 22: 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

112 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 23: 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

347 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 24: 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)

923 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 25: Synagogue

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The Palaprat Synagogue is a synagogue in the city of Toulouse, capital of the Occitanie region, in France. It is located at no. 2 rue Jean-Palaprat, from which it takes its name, at the intersection of rue de la Colombette.

Wikipedia: Synagogue Palaprat (FR)

766 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 26: 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)

362 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 27: Rempart Gallo-Romain

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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 encircled the Roman city of Tolosa for more than 3 km long. 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 technique of caissons.

Wikipedia: Rempart gallo-romain de Toulouse (FR)

736 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 28: La Halle aux Grains

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The Halle aux Grains is a symphonic concert hall located in the city center of Toulouse. It hosts the Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse in residence.

Wikipedia: Halle aux Grains de Toulouse (FR)


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