Car hire at Toulouse Airport
Car hire at Toulouse Airport
The amazing history, beautiful climate and wonderful landscape of Toulouse are just a short distance away from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (TLS), or simply Toulouse Airport.
From the majestic River Garonne to Toulouse's bustling, historic city centre, there is so much to see within an quick drive. The A61 gives you easy access to the wonderful region of Carcassonne, and even the south coast of France for a relaxing seaside visit.
What I need to know
Six car hire companies service Toulouse Airport, with plenty of options no matter what your needs and budget. To help you get the best deal, our booking engine can compare car hire companies and lead you to the best vehicle for your trip. Cancellation is free, and we offer 24/7 customer service in case you need to get in touch.
Where to pick up my car
Entering the arrivals hall at Toulouse Airport, you will easily find your way to the many car hire desks. Here, the friendly and helpful staff will lead you straight to your car, in some cases with no need to sign any forms or complete any paperwork. Kept in a secure parking area, the cars are ready for you to drive away as soon as you arrive.
“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
Toulouse Airport is the perfect location for a trip anywhere in south-west France, with easy access to the west and south coasts of the nation. Of course, there's plenty of beautiful architecture and stylish bars in Toulouse itself, and for those who like to explore, the airport is close enough to Bordeaux and Montpellier for a day trip to either.
Toulouse is known for its gardens, and for a relaxing time you can't get better than these. Take a stroll round the Japanese-themed Jardin Japonais or enjoy the more traditional Jardin des Plantes.
For some high culture, you could even visit the Theatre du Capitole and see an opera or just enjoy the amazing architecture of the building.
Just an hour away from Toulouse Airport, through the enchanting French countryside, is Carcassonne. The town is famous for its medieval citadel and city walls, as well as the magnificent archaeology of the 12th-century castle.
Eating and drinking
Toulouse is a centre of traditional French food, from foie gras to pastries and, of course, plenty of wine. The region itself is famous for its sausages, which are usually made from diced pork, smoked bacon and flavoured with garlic and wine. You will often find these in a sausage casserole, called a cassoulet.
Things to do
Dining is at the heart of Toulouse, and tourists can take in the region's many delicacies with a food and drink tour. These typically take you around markets, restaurants and even vineyards to see produce being created, and you will have plenty of time to sample the many offerings!
Another popular activity is to visit one of the city's many museums. There's art in the Musee des Augustins, animals and plants at the Museum of Natural History, and plenty of exhibits about space in the Cite del'Espace.
The historic city has plenty to offer, in particular its selection of beautiful religious buildings. The Basilique Saint Sernin, for example, is an absolute treasure. Built on the site of an 11th century bishop's grave, the basilica has grown outwards to become a sprawling architectural marvel complete with a crypt.
Another option is the Church of Les Jacobins. This medieval marvel was an important site in the French Revolution, when it was used as a barracks and stables. For a more grandiose experience, you could visit the Cathedrale St-Etienne, an unusual building constructed in two different time periods.
Surprisingly, one of the best things to do in Toulouse is visit the bridges. The Pont Neuf in particular is beautiful, and an incredibly popular tourist spot for good reason.
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