Hello, toulouse

Tinted in pink and lightened up by the Southern sun, Toulouse is a charming and lively city that often gets overlooked by tourists in favour of other French destinations. However, those who do visit will be treated to an enchanting experience. Toulouse boasts a rich history, modern vibrancy, and stunning architecture. The city is also an aerospace hub and takes pride in its strong culinary tradition. Its lush parks provide a peaceful escape while the Garonne River serves as a picturesque background for a delightful night stroll.


Restaurants to visit

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Les Jardins de l'Opéra

Les Jardins de l'Opéra is a Michelin-starred restaurant located in the Grand Hôtel de l'Opéra, right in the heart of Toulouse. It specializes in organic, local, and seasonal cuisine, with an emphasis on fresh ingredients and sustainability. From the delectable lobster cassoulet to the refreshing basil ice cream and the hay-smoked aubergine, the menu of Les Jardins de l'Opéra is full of taste sensations that are sure to impress. Its interior is modern and chic, creating a sophisticated atmosphere that perfectly complements the exceptional cuisine.

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Chez Emile

Don't miss out on the culinary adventure that Chez Emile, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Toulouse, has to offer. Located in the picturesque Place St. Georges, the restaurant provides outdoor seating, allowing you to soak up the charming ambience of the square while enjoying your meal. The menu features a range of creatively crafted regional specialities, including fish and meat dishes, as well as classic desserts, all perfectly complemented by a selection of fine wines. Their cassoulet is particularly noteworthy — rich, tasty, and justifiably famous. And be sure to save room for dessert - their mouth-watering soufflé is not to be missed. With such care and precision put into every dish, your dining experience at Chez Emile is sure to be deliciously memorable.

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Le Bibent

Le Bibent, which translates to 'drink good' in Occitane, is a culinary masterpiece created by celebrity chef Christian Constant. Located in the heart of Place du Capitole, this historic brasserie offers both opulent indoor seating and charming outdoor seating options.The decor is a stunning collision of styles from the 1890s and the era of Art Deco, creating a unique atmosphere that is both luxurious and inviting. But it's not just the ambience that sets Le Bibent apart; it's the high-end fare that they serve. From delectable entrees to sumptuous desserts, the menu offers a range of options to suit all tastes.

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Michel Sarran

One of the top restaurants in Toulouse, this Michelin-starred eatery remains at the forefront of the local food scene. Its main draw is the exceptional southern cuisine crafted by renowned chef Michel Sarran, a graduate of Michelin's esteemed culinary schools. With its sophisticated ambience and delectable gourmet offerings, this establishment promises a truly memorable dining experience.

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Le J’Go

For those who love meat, this is the perfect place to indulge in fresh, locally sourced meat in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. The quality of both the meals and drinks is top-notch, making a visit to this spot well worth it. And if you have a sweet tooth, be sure not to miss out on the desserts at J'Go — their French toasts are particularly delectable.

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Le Bistrot des Carmes

For a truly authentic French cuisine experience in Toulouse, Le Bistrot des Carmes is a must-visit. The portions are generous and the food is excellent, with the meat specials being particularly noteworthy. Served with flavorful sides of potatoes and vegetables, the Pork Abanico and Duck Magret are not to be missed.

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