So many of the best things in life are rose-coloured – whether that’s a pair of rose-tinted sunglasses, a blush-coloured wine or even a sparkly pink diamond.
So why not head to the city equivalent of that? In other words, Toulouse, which is nicknamed ‘La Ville Rose’ (The Pink City) because of its terracotta roofs and stunning sunsets.
Enjoy a rose-tinted view of the world by jetting off for a three-night stay in this historic French city with today’s Big Deal from myholidaysnow.
France’s best-kept secret?
Compared to iconic Paris and the glitzy Côte d’Azur, Toulouse is an under-the-radar French destination. However, that only adds to its distinctive charm.
Today’s Big Deal is for a three night stay in a 3-star studio hotel apartment with return flights from Edinburgh via Ryanair.
This deal is available between September and March. Depending on when you travel, you will either be staying in Residhome Toulouse Occitania or Residhotel Toulouse Centre, both conveniently located apartment hotels.
The price is based on two people sharing. Accommodation is subject to change, depending on availability.
Choice of dates
This deal is very flexible and your can travel from Edinburgh International Airport with Ryanair on the following dates:
9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th September
7th, 14th, 21st, 28th October
11th, 18th, 25th November
2nd, 9th December
13th, 20th, 27th January
3rd, 17th February
3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th March
Flights times can vary and will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Residhome Toulouse Occitania
If you are flying out in 2018, you will be staying at Residhome Toulouse Occitania.
These apartments are in a great location within walking distance of the Zénith tram stop (which you can reach from the airport) and around a twenty-minute walk to the centre of the city.
Residhome Toulouse Occitania has an outdoor swimming pool, free WiFi and free parking. Your comfy studio apartment will include an LCD TV with satellite channels, air-conditioning and a kitchen with hotplates.
Don’t fancy cooking? No problem, a continental buffet-style breakfast will be served every morning in the modern breakfast room. You can also buy prepared meals from the vending machines in the lobby area.
Residhotel Toulouse Centre
If you are travelling out in 2019, then you will be staying in the Residhotel Toulouse Centre apartments in the heart of the city.
This means that you will be within walking distance of highlights such as Toulouse Museum, Toulouse Stadium, Notre-Dame de la Daurade Basilic and Saint-Raymond Musée. The Palais de Justice Metro Station is also nearby, meaning you can make your way around the city with ease.
The hotel includes a fitness room and free WiFi. Your studio will have a bathroom with a shower, kitchen with a fridge, microwave and kitchenware; TV, desk, wardrobe and free toiletries.
Close to the Spanish border and run through by both the Garonne River and Canal du Midi, Toulouse is famous for being ‘The Pink City’. This is due to its historic buildings in various shades of red, ochre, terracotta, coral and salmon, all beautifully illuminated at sunset.
A university city offering plenty of scenic waterside strolls and picnicking spots, Toulouse might be France’s fourth largest urban space but the pace of life is relaxed. This makes it an ideal place to unwind for three nights.
In terms of sightseeing, you can while away many hours exploring the winding lanes and medieval buildings of the Old Quarter, sampling local produce in the city’s food markets and lingering over a glass of wine in a jazz bar.
Other highlights include the Théâtre du Capitole opera house, Capitole de Toulouse town hall and the 11th century Basilica of Saint-Sernin church. The fascinating Cité de l’espace theme park celebrates space travel and is well worth a visit.
A TripAdvisor reviewer who recently stayed at the Residhome Toulouse Occitania was full of praise for the hotel (we have edited their review for shortness):
‘I would definitely recommend this place. The hotel is well located, easy to reach from the Toulouse-Blagnac Airport and close to the tram station if you plan to visit the downtown. Even by walking you can reach downtown in a few minutes. We were four in the room and we had enough space to accommodate ourselves. There was a functional kitchen in the room… WiFi worked fine. The beds are big enough for two people each. There is a pool at the hotel. In the neighbourhood you can find food stores… I find the quality/price of this place very good. Definitely I would stay again at this place.’
And a previous guest at the Residhotel Toulouse Centre left this glowing review:
‘Very good hotel, close to the centre of Toulouse, plenty of room in the apartments with excellent facilities for doing your own cooking if that’s what you want. I was only there for a short stay so plenty of places to eat out.’
Fascinating French city
If you are looking to soak up all the charms of French culture while avoiding the tourist throngs of Paris or Nice, then Toulouse is absolutely perfect.
With a three night stay in a comfy self-catering studio apartment plus return flights from Edinburgh included, you will have everything you need to enjoy an atmospheric city break with a difference.