France is no doubt one of the best travel destinations in the world. It offers romance, fun, history and culture, and an awesome opportunity to make good memories. Whether you are travelling alone, with a spouse or with your family, this is a travel destination you must purpose to plan for at some point in your life.
Among the cities you must visit when in France, is Toulouse. This is a beautiful city in the southwestern region ofFrance that is home to French culture and history. There is plenty to see here especially if you are into historic and cultural sites.
Let’s take a look at the 3 best cultural sites in Toulouse.
Le Capitole de Toulouse
When in Toulouse, one of the best places to see and experience culture is Le Capitole de Toulouse which is a lively square in the city center where everything happens. You will get to see vendors and shoppers in the busy farmers markets, and art exhibitions that are roaming around the square. If you are lucky, you may even get to see a wedding or two taking place here. This is an interesting experience that gives you a glimpse of the French life and culture.The best recommended time to visit the square is late in the afternoon or evening as these are the times it’s more vibrant.
The Basilica of Saint Sernin
The Basilica of Saint Sernin is a renowned church in the City of Toulouse, and one of the city’s most recognized landmarks. It’s just a few minutes’ walk from the city square, and definitely one of the historical and cultural sites you must purpose to visit. This basilica is an architectural marvel that incorporates pristine interior design as well as art. If you purpose to visit when there is no service going on, you will get a guided tour and have an opportunity to hear its fascinating history. Otherwise, you may also opt to attend the service here just for the experience.
The Musée des Augustins
The Musée des Augustins is a fine art museum in the City of Toulouse. This will be an especially memorable experience for the traveler with an appreciation forart. This museum is like a candy shop for fine arts, from paintings, to sculptures, to centuries-old renaissance pieces, as well as modern 20th century art pieces. The museum itself with its Romanesque architecture and gothic theme is amazing and does well to complement the art pieces that it hosts. This is one of those visits that will remain etched in your memory.
The beauty about these 3 cultural sites is that they are very affordable and located strategically close to the city center therefore just a few minutes’ walk from your hotel if you choose one close to the city center. They are trips you can make alone, or as a romantic escapade with your better half, or even turn it into a fun family experience. Whichever way you chose to experience it, you are guaranteed to have an awesome experience.