Entertainment

1-Bars and Nightclubs 
2-Cinema 
3-Theatre
4-Museums 
5-Music 
6-Sports 
7-Parks and Gardens 
8-Surroundings (Albi, MillauAuchCahorsFigeac,Montauban,Rodez,
10-Shopping

Bars and Nightclubs

If you are dying for a pint of bitter or for nights out go to Place Saint Pierre, Place Wilson and Quartier des Carmes where there are plenty of bars and clubs.

 

Cinema

Two cinemas show original independent films: 
ABC, 13 rue Saint-Bernard 
Utopia, 24 rue Montardy 

Other cinema halls include:

Gaumont Toulouse Wilson, 3 place du President-Wilson 
UGC Toulouse, 9 Allée du President-Roosevelt 

 

Theatre


The main theatre of Toulouse is: 
Théâtre National de Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées (TNT) dedicated principally to dramatic art, 1 rue Pierre Baudis 

Two other theatres are very significant:
Le théâtre de la Digue : which plays mainly traditional regional pieces, 3 Rue de la Digue 
Le théâtre de la Garonne: which aims to bring new original pieces, 1 Avenue du Château d'Eau 

These two theatres host mainly debut artists.

 

Museums

The town has many museums and galleries. There is a reduced entry fee for students.

The main museums are: 

Musée de Saint Raymond
Place Saint Sernin
31000 Toulouse
Open every day from 10 A.M. - 6 P.M. (until 7 .P.M form June to September).
Museum of archaeology

Musée Paul-Dupuy
13, rue de la Pleau
31000 Toulouse 
Closes on Tuesdays and holidays.
Open from 10 A.M – 7 P.M in winter and 10 A.M – 8 P.M on summer (from 1st of June till the 30th of September)
The museum hosts middle age decorative and graphic objects. 

Musée des Augustins
21 rue de Metz
31000 Touolouse
Open every day from 10 A.M. - 6 P.M. (until 9 .P.M on Thursdays).
Museum of fine arts.

Les Abattoirs
76 Allées Charles-de-Fitte 
31300 Toulouse
Open from 10 A.M. - 6 P.M on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday From 11 A.M. - 7 P.M on Saturday and Sunday 
It hosts the modern and contemporary expositions of the city.

Music

Concerts are held in: 

Le Zénith de Toulouse,11 avenue Raymond Badiou: Biggest concert hall of the city 
- Le Bikini,rue Theodore Monod 31520 Ramonville: The most famous concert hall of the city. 
- Le Mandala,23 rue des Amidonniers: Famous Jazz Club. 

Concert tickets are sold at:

FNAC
16 Allée Franklin Roosevelt 

Virgin Mega store
28 rue Alsace Lorraine

 

Sports

The university sports office coordinates various sports and outdoor activities. You are advised to enroll at the sports office at the beginning of the academic year in order to participate in sports. For this registration, you’ll require your student card, a mandatory medical examination and sports insurance.

In order to participate in interuniversity competition, you’ll need to get a license from the National Federation of University Sports (FNSU).

Note that you can request that your sports activities be taken into account by examination boards.

The university sports facilities allow you to practice the following sports:

Individual sports: 

Aikido - kick boxing - fencing - judo - karate - modern dance - jazz dance - folk dance - gym - aerobics - yoga – body building - weight lifting - trampoline - swimming - tennis track sports- cycling - shooting - taekwondo - archery - badminton – squash


Team sports:

Basketball - football - rugby - tennis - table tennis – volleyball

Outdoor activities:

Rock climbing - diving - horse-riding - sailing - wind-surfing - skiing – golf

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Parks and Gardens

 

Toulouse has a total of 160 gardens and parks. With the great weather it sure is the favorite way for locals pass their free time.


Jardin des Plantes
Allées Jules Guesde 

It was created during the French Revolution, and conserves still today an incredible botanical diversity. At the entrance of the park you can find the Museum of Natural History. A must!

Le Jardin Royal
Between rue Ozenne and Allées Jules Guesde

The first public garden of the city, is caracterised by many exotic and diverse types of plants and flowers. The big tress give the garden a perfect choice to spend under their shadow a hot sunny afternoon outdoor.

Japanese Garden of Compans Cafarelli
Boulevard Lascrosses

This 7000 m2 is ideal to enjoy a romantic afternoon, or just have the impression to leave the city for a few days. There is a Tea pavilion and oriental plants, which contribute to its exotic character.

Le Jardin du Musée Georges-Labit
17 rue du Japon

Opened on October 2001, you can admire trees and plants from different countries. 

Jardin Raymond VI
allees Charles de Fitte 

A relatively young park, that gives you nonetheless a breathtaking view of the Garonne. A top choice to enjoy a lazy afternoon.

Les Prairie des Filtres
Cours Dillon

It used to be a runway for planes, a training place for rugby players, and a potage during the war, to finally become the perfect place to have a walk or rest by river. Many festivals are here organized during the year.

 

Surroundings

Midi Pyrénées is the region of the south west of France. Here you can find wonderful climate, landscapes and cities rich in heritage. Every year a number of internationally acclaimed music, theatre, dance and film festivals take place in the region. The region has easy access to the rest of Frances’ highway, rail, sea and air networks to other regional capitals in France and abroad. 

The tourist office at Square Charles de Gaulle offers tourist brochures and a schedule of events about places to visit in and around Toulouse.

 

Albi

Albi is a Unesco world heritage site. Only 50 minutes by car from Toulouse it conserves a rich architectural heritage impressive to see. You will discover the architectural wealth of the city by visiting the Cathedral of Saint-Cecile, the Palace of La Berbie (hosted the most important collection of French artist Toulouse-Lautrec) and the Vieux Pont, built around 1040. 

 

Millau

Millau is an hour and a half from Toulouse. It’s incredible reliefs and climate makes it a perfect spot to organize activities in plain air such as kayak, bike riding and many more. Many sports competitions are organized around the year in Millau.
There are 11 monuments classed historical monuments in Millau. 
The viaduc of Millau is the highest highway bridge in the world. 

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Auch

50 minutes away from Toulouse where you can visit prestigious architectural monuments such as, Saint-Marie’s Cathedral, the tower of Armagnac, as well as L’Escalier Monumental.

 

Cahors

With its picturesque surroundings and the famous bridge Valentré, Cahors is a must just an hour from Toulouse.

We recommend you go to the Mont Saint-Cyr to admire the beauty of this historical town.

 

Figeac

An hour and a half from Toulouse, Figeac is labeled “City of Art and Hisotry” by the ministry of culture. La places Champollion, Saint-Saveur Church, the river la Cele are just a few examples of the richness of the town.

 

Montauban

Just 35 minutes away from Toulouse, Montauban has a vast architectural richness. You can admire the Cathedral of Notre Dame de L’Assopmtion constructed with white stone to symbolize the power of the catholic Royalty of the time. The church of Saint Jacques and the Pont Vieux were both built during the middle age. The place National, is the perfect place to enjoy a coffee.

 

Rodez

An hour and a half from Toulouse, visiting Rodez means discovering son historical center, with its breathtaking Cathedral of Notre Dame, one of Frances’ most beautiful. 

 

Shopping

You can find everything you’re looking for in Toulouse. There are lots of shops and ranges of prices. Some of the most popular shopping streets are: rue Alsace Lorraine, Place de la Bourse, Saint Antoine du T, Place Wilson and rue Saint Rome.

Good fresh groceries can be bought cheaply in the market. The following is a list of some markets in and around the center.

Address Access Timetable Articles
Place de crames Line B, Carmes Metro station Daily, Except Mondays
6 A.M – 13 P.M.
Fruits, vegetables ,fish,meat
Victor Hugo Line A and B,Jean Jaures metro station Daily, Except Mondays
6 A.M – 13 P.M.
Fruits, vegetables ,meat,fish
Saint-Cyprien Line A, Sant Cyprien-Republique station Daily, Except Mondays
6 A.M – 13 P.M.
Fruits, vegetables ,meat,fish
Jeanne d’Arc Line A,Jeanne d’Arc metro station Tuesday – Sunday
6 A.M – 13 P.M.
Flowers
Boulevard de Strasbourg Line A, Jeanne d’Arc metro station Daily, Except Mondays
6 A.M – 13 P.M.
Fruits, vegetables ,meat,fish
Place du Capitole Line A,Capitole metro station Tuesday – Saturday
6 A.M – 13 P.M.
divers
Place Saint George Line A/B, Jean Jaures metro station Daily, Except Mondays and sundays
6 A.M – 13 P.M.
Fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers,