Ancient Toulouse is one of France’s largest cities and boasts a plethora of historic attractions which include the Pont Neuf bridge across the Garonne River and Jacobin Convent. St Sernin Basilica dates from the 11th century and is one of many imposing structures in the city. With a motorhome, visitors can enjoy the delights in the environs of the Canal du Midi as well as the Mediterranean coast and the Pyrenees Mountains.
No visit to Toulouse would be complete without sampling the local culinary specialties. Firstly Duck which is cooked in so many ways and Cassoulet the local stew made with beans, duck and pork, both are delicious.
Central Toulouse is not easy to negotiate, especially with larger motorhomes, and some streets have restricted access. A ring road runs around the city and links to motorways for Carcassonne, Lourdes and Pyrenees National Park. The A62 northbound is the route for Paris and Bordeaux. Camp sites in the environs of Toulouse are campervan friendly. We have great rates and early bird discounts with top suppliers that include Black Sheep Campers, Netolidays France, McRent and Pure Motorhomes France.
Toulouse City Attractions by Motorhome Hire
The Canal du Midi is a medieval engineering marvel that travels from Toulouse to the shores of the Mediterranean. The magical town of Carcassonne is one of several must-visit sites en route. Camping De La Cite at Carcassonne and Camping La Nautique at Narbonne are among campgrounds.
The A64 to Tarbes and Lourdes is the primary road to the Pyrenees. Just a short drive from the sanctuary at Lourdes, Camping De La Foret is an ideal choice. Cabaliros Campsite at Cauterets is set amid fantastic mountain vistas.
Chasse de Caroux-Espinouse is a national park enclosing a chunk of the Massif Central. The reward for the hike up to the plateau at Caroux is panoramic views of this pristine area of France. Overlooking Louisa Lake, is a popular base for rental motorhome users. Another good option is the municipal site near the medieval village of Olargues.
Toulouse & Nearby Attractions
The Canal Du Midi and St Sernin’s are Toulouse’s two UNESCO World Heritage sites and together with Pont Neuf are its iconic attractions. St Sernin’s is a palatial edifice and important point on the St James’s Way pilgrimage route. Museums here celebrate the city’s rich heritage and house everything from Roman relics to Picasso masterpieces. The Augustins Museum is a highlight of these establishments.
Hotel d’Assezats is a Renaissance palace which is now home to the art collections of the Bemberg Foundation. The Air Museum chronicles the city’s key role in the modern aircraft industry. The city’s botanical gardens are a delight to amble through. The City of Space is a firm favourite with tourists and is a theme park which contains full-size replicas of spacecraft such as the Ariane 5.