Toulouse is not just the capital of the Occitanie Region, it is the leading metropolis of South-West France.

–> 4th largest city in France

Toulouse, the city : 440.204 inhabitants, 1.2 million inhabitants in the urban area

  • No. 1 in Europe and No. 2 in the world in aeronautical activities
  • No. 1 in Europe in  space activities
  • No.1 in France in embedded electronic systems

Toulouse welcomes more than 10.000 new arrivals every year

–> 2nd largest university city in France:

Toulouse has 110,000 students studying in 3  universities, 4 schools of engineering and 14 graduate schools. 8.000 first and higher degrees are awarded every year. Toulouse is a particularly lively and dynamic city.

–> A privileged natural position, at the heart of a hub of communication: 150 km from the Mediterranean, 250 km from the Atlantic Ocean, 110 km from the ski resorts in the Pyrenees.


Interactive map of Toulouse:

Toulouse Tourist Office:

Midi-Pyrénées Region :,3650



By plane

  • Paris-Toulouse: more than one flight per hour/a daily shuttle flight connects Paris to Toulouse in 1 hour and 10 minutes every 30 minutes.
  • 38 regular flights, including 24 international flights (20 in Europe).
  • 16 daily flights between Toulouse and the main provincial towns and cities.
  • 20 daily flights between Toulouse and the main European capitals.

And many other international flights…

By train

The Toulouse-Matabiau SNCF train station is situated in the city center and is connected with the metro station Marengo-SNCF.  It is approximately 15 minutes by metro from the university.

Toulouse is 5 hours and 30 minutes from Paris by high-speed train (TGV), 2 hours from Montpellier and 2 hours from Bordeaux.

Train Information SNCF:  Tel. 08 36 35 35 35

If you want to book an SNCF train ticket from outside France: Tel. 00 33 8 92 35 35 35

By car

Toulouse has a direct motorway link with the main capitals of Northern and Southern Europe.

Paris-Bordeaux-Montpellier motorway network at the junction of:

  • A61 (Carcassonne, Montpellier, Barcelona),
  • A62 (Montauban, Agen, Bordeaux, Limoges, Paris),
  • A64 (Foix, Lourdes, Bayonne, San-Sébastien), A68 (Lavaur, Albi)
  • A66 (Pamiers, Foix, Andorre).