TOULOUSE: 4 places you cannot miss …

Also known as Ciutat Mondina, Toulouse is a city located in the south of France and is the fourth largest in the country by population.

4 recommended places to visit in Toulouse:

  1. BASILICA OF SAN SERNÍN

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The second largest Romanesque church in France which they began to build in the year 250 at the site of the tomb of the bishop of Toulouse, San Sernín. The basilica suffered numerous modifications and reconstructions over many years until the last which was during the 20th century.

One of the pilgrimages built along the road to Santiago, it´s a place that numerous pilgrims visit each year who are surprised by its history and architecture.

  1. JAPANESE GARDEN

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A garden located in the heart of Toulouse. If you are looking for a quiet and serene place to take a walk and relax, this is the right place. At any time of the year, you can enjoy the tranquility away from the city where you will discover beautiful places.

Very well maintained and clean, the decor is phenomenal, and you will find unexpected treats such as the gravel garden or the red bridge that are a sight for sore eyes.

  1. CAPITOL PLAZA

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The Capitol Square, or Place du Capitole, is a must if you are in Toulouse. It’s a large square, not only because of its size, but also the life in it which includes multiple cafés and beer terraces where you can relax after an intense day of sightseeing. A lively square where, almost every day, you’ll find exhibitions, shows or daily markets.

It is a beautiful place and probably the most visited place in Toulouse as it is located in the heart of the city. From this square, everything will be close: shops, main monuments, restaurants …

  1. CONVENT OF THE JACOBINES

The Convent of the Jacobins is an authentic jewel that consists of a large Gothic church, a cloister, a hair salon with dining room and a small chapel. We recommend that you visit when there is enough light to enjoy the ambience created by the color of its tall columns and stained glass. The austere exterior may fool you, but the interior is awe inspiring.

In the center of the church is the tomb of St. Thomas Aquinas.

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