Places to visit in Toulouse

Toulouse is located in the southwestern region of France. The city is 730 km from Paris and lies on the banks of the Garonne River. The border town with Spain is full of friendly people and interesting old architecture. There are a lot of tourist attractions in and near the city of Toulouse. Take note of all those places you can visit:

– Place du Capitole
Capitole is the heart of the city. Today it serves as a town hall and theater. It is the best example of 19th century architecture, along with the works of Jean-Paul Laurens and Enrique Martín. The outer plaza is surrounded by red brick buildings. On the other side of the square, there are several cafes.

– Eglise des Jacobins
To the west of the Place du Capitole, is the Gothic church of the Jacobins. It has 1,307 cloisters. Saint Thomas Aquinas was buried here in 1974.
– Le Bazacle
Located on the banks of the River Garonne, Le Bazacle is an ancient bridge that is the first to be built in the 12th century over the river. Later the mills were built.

– Basilica of the Daurade
It got its name from the gold mosaics that are part of it. It was a Roman temple, but later it was converted into a Christian church.
– Cité de l’Espace
It is a theme park in which the planetarium is located. It was inaugurated in 1997.

– Musée des Augustins
This museum is located in a Gothic convent and boasts a large collection of paintings and sculptures dating from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. There are many paintings by famous French artists, especially Toulouse-based painters such as Guercino, Rubens, etc.

– Jardin des Plantes
It is the first botanical garden created in the city of Toulouse. It is distributed in a total of seven hectares. Today it is known as "Jardin Botanique Henri Gaussen".