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La qualité de vie à Toulouse

Toulouse, a unique quality of life to attract talents

Knowledgeable and vibrant, Toulouse offers you all its treasures.

In addition to its strong economic performance and status as global capital of aeronautics and European capital of space research, Toulouse also boasts the beauty of its heritage, its cultural wealth and its joyous personality.
This subtle cocktail of art de vivre and economic success has made Toulouse the ideal destination in which to enjoy an adventure, for a weekend or for a lifetime.

160parcs and gardens

760km of cycle paths

2000years of heritage

2238hours of sunshine in 2015

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Toulouse, une qualité de vie qui attire les talents

A renowned quality of life that attracts talents

  • One of the most outspread urban areas in France with 460km² compared to an average 285km² in Europe
  • A low population density (1 530 habitants/km²) facilitating the acquisition of individual housing
  • The French city favored by executives to work and live (APEC - 2014)
  • Most student-favored city in France
  • Best sports facilities in France (Ministry of the City, Youth and Sports, 2015)
  • 2 238 hours of sunshine in 2015 (French average: 2 110 hours)
  • Close to nature 160 parks et gardens in the city 6 leisure areas covering 600ha 1000ha of green spaces 760km of cycle paths The Garonne River and 3 canals (Canal du Midi, Canal de Brienne et Canal Latéral à la Garonne)
  • 2 000 years of history: 51 protected historical sites & 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites

Great locations nearby

Montauban: « Ville d’Arts & d’Histoire  », elected 4th most beautiful square in France

Albi: Cathédrale Sainte-Cécile –  Museum Toulouse-Lautrec – UNESCO World Heritage site

Carcassonne: Medieval village, UNESCO World Heritage site

The Pyrenees: 38 ski resorts only 122km from Toulouse

144km away from The Mediterranean Sea and 233km away from The Atlantic Coast

La basilique Saint-Sernin

Toulouse tourisme

  • 5.8M tourists (4.95M in 2015)
  • 55% French, 45% international customers (including 40% Spanish, 11% English and 8% German)

Most visited tourist sites
(number of visitors in 2016):
Cité de l'espace: 323 013 visits
Couvent des Jacobins: 311,780 visits
Museum Toulouse: 273,510 visits
Basilica of St. Sernin: 234,791 visits
Aeroscopia Museum: 225,986 visits