The fourth largest city in France, Toulouse is a fast-growing city at the forefront of Europe's areospace industry (Airbus Industrie is based here). Although the city may not have the architectural beauty of many other big French cities, it is worth exploring as it is one of the friendlier and less touristed cities in France with a large student population which no-doubt is responsible for much of the city's excellent nightlife. Toulouse's main sights include a couple of old churches, the Musée Toulouse-Lautrec, Aérospatiale and the Cité de l'Espace.
Square Charles de Gaulle
Tel (05) 61 11 02 22
Toulouse's public transport network comprises a bus and metro network operated by Tisséo. Tickets are €1.40 each, €2.50 for a return trip, €11.70 for a carnet of ten tickets and €7 for a two-day pass.
2, avenue Yves Brunaud, 31500 Toulouse
Bus 39 Métro Jolimont
Tel (05) 34 30 42 80