When you arrive at your hotel in Toulouse, you can feel the romance of this storied city in the South of France. After a quick cafe au lait, head downtown on foot, or on one of the buses or trams, to see many of the city’s important historical sites.
In the center of the downtown is the Capitole, the grand town hall and theatre facing Place du Capitole, the main square in Toulouse. Hotel guests should definitely have a pastis at one of the small cafes here; this anise-flavored liqueur has been the aperitif of choice for the French for centuries.
For lunch, head to Victor Hugo Market, where you can choose from several restaurants serving gourmet French cuisine that is sure to make you feel like a local; the atmosphere is memorable, and the menu selection is nothing less than stellar.
After dessert, make your way over to the Hotel d’Assézat, one of the many appealing historic mansions that can be found all over the city. As you head back to your luxurious accommodations in Toulouse, don’t miss the scenic stroll along the Canal du Midi, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site not to be missed.