Known as La Ville Rose (‘The Pink City’) due to its unique architecture of ubiquitous terra-cotta brick buildings, Toulouse has a very rich historical and cultural heritage.(with 3 historical monuments classified as UNESCO World Heritage sites). A global aviation and European aerospace capital, Toulouse is serviced by an international airport connected to 90 world destinations.
Toulouse is also a reference in biotechnology, microbiology and life sciences and technologies. The city has also developed a competitiveness cluster: Cancer Bio Santé (Cancer-Bio-Health). France's second-largest research hub, Toulouse today counts more than 400 laboratories and 110,000 researchers, forming a centre for research and higher education.
The Capital of the Occitanie region, Toulouse occupies an ideal geographical location with numerous strengths for business tourism.
- France's 4th largest city
- The 3rd university city
- 90 destinations and 120 direct flights departing daily from the Toulouse Blagnac airport
- 12,000 hotel rooms
- A global aviation and European aerospace capital
- 50 historical monuments including 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites