Lesser known than Paris or Bordeaux but just as charming, Toulouse is a southern French city that has many rich facets. The city is also affectionately known as La Ville Rose, or the Pink City - made distinct by the pink bricks used in many of its buildings.
Among the rustic architecture, pay a visit to the Basilica of St Sernin, the last abbey building that remains in Toulouse. Erected between 1080 and 1120, the church stands as one of the largest Romanesque buildings in Europe. Marvellous sculptures symbolic of the Romanesque era are found here.
For an educational experience, step into the anthropology museum - the Musée de l'Homme. Gaze upon the exhibits that once inspired Picasso, along with other primitive arts that will expand your horizon.
Later, visit Hôtel d'Assézat, believed to be built by architect Nicolas Bachelier in 1555. This premise is a remarkable example of a Renaissance palace. Inside, the Fondation Bemberg, a private museum, exhibits a stellar body of paintings, bronzes and art pieces from the Renaissance period.
From theatre performances at La Halle aux Grains to endless gourmet indulgence at Place Wilson, Toulouse certainly offers a wide array of entertainment options. Rest well at Citadines Wilson Toulouse to refuel for another day.