Toulouse, France is a great place to visit when you want all the French luxury but less of the price tag. The town gets both French and Spanish culture thanks to being a border town, which means dining from both food styles is also possible.
The town if referred to as “La Ville Rose” or “The Pink City” thanks to the terra cotta bricks that were commonly used to build with.
Toulouse has an interesting old quarter to explore but is also a busy and bustling city. The town has the largest university outside of Paris and has a busy music scene. It’s located right on the banks of the River Garonne, and it is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Activities in Toulouse include shopping, thermal baths, dining, skiing, and hitting the beach.