France’s fourth largest city, Toulouse, is known by locals and visitors alike as La Ville Rose – The Pink City – thanks to the ochre colour of its buildings, which omit an especially pink hue at sunset. Its historic centre is a delight to explore and its sprawling outer neighbourhoods are dynamic and sun-kissed. Whatever corner of the city you choose to make home during your stay, the best Airbnbs in Toulouse will ensure that the city’s character is within easy reach.
A renovated apartment in the Vieux Quartier
Sleek interiors of this bourgeois apartment in Toulouse | Courtesy of Airbnb
Located in Toulouse’s beautiful old town on one of its most popular pedestrian streets, this 55sq m stylishly renovated apartment is spot on for two, although the sofa bed in the sitting room can accommodate an additional pair of travellers. The kitchen is larger than average for the size of the apartment, allowing you to happily prepare meals chez vous over eating out every night. A perfectly balanced French apartment of traditional features and modern appliances.
A bijou townhouse located about a 20-minute stroll from the historic centre of Toulouse. The simple, modern and Scandinavian design that runs through this house sets it apart from the more traditional Airbnb options in Toulouse and the host has thought of all the little touches to make you feel at home during your stay. Its location in the Minimes district and free roadside parking also make this a great option if you are travelling into Toulouse by car and don’t want to get caught up in the thick of the city centre.
Well situated in the city – between the Garonne river, Jardin des Plantes and Toulouse’s medieval Cathédrale Saint-Étienne – this small but meticulously renovated and stylish apartment has a city break written all over it. It’s deliciously decorated, with minimalist pieces here and there, and is light and airy. The kitchen, bedroom and bathroom are simple and chic, providing all the necessities without unwanted clutter. A real gem.
Keen to explore Toulouse but can’t handle the city’s hustle and bustle? This is the Airbnb for you. Travel just 10km from the city centre and on the banks of the River Garonne you can have your little oasis at La Victorine. The cabin has a wide terrace with sunshade, a spacious bedroom with more than six windows allowing light to flood in whatever the weather, and a large walk-in shower. There’s no kitchen at La Victorine but there’s an affordable breakfast on offer and the host is very happy to suggest other food options close by. You can also make use of the pool (of the neighbouring main villa) or go on nature walks in the nearby countryside.
This spacious and design-led home in the north of Toulouse is great for families or a group of travellers. Hosting up to eight guests, with plenty of external and internal seating, barbeque, pool and terraces, this Airbnb ticks the boxes if you’re looking for both a city stay with space in Toulouse. The open plan ground floor is highly convivial for groups, whilst the four bedrooms provide privacy. It’s a 10-minute walk to the Metro and shops. You can reach the centre of Toulouse in a matter of minutes knowing that a pool-side evening awaits you back at ‘home’. Travelling bliss.