When on vacation in a beautiful city like Toulouse that is full of history and culture, one of the best ways to experience it is by just taking a leisure walk around the city as you take it all in. This is especially fun for a couple on a romantic getaway because it gives them ample time to spend together and enjoy each other’s company, as they walk and talk leisurely.
Here are some of the best places for a leisure walk when in Toulouse.
A stroll into the Marché des Carmes market
The recently renovated Marché des Carmes market is a fun place for a leisure walk especially for couples that enjoy spending time in the kitchen cooking together. While on vacation, you may never really have the option of preparing your meals because you will be staying in a hotel, but you will still enjoy the experience of pretend shopping. This market is renowned for its wide array of fresh produce, from vegetables, to cheese, meat, and much more. Here, you will find many of the ingredients used by your hotel chef.
A visit to the El Canaille deli
As you enjoy your leisure walk, it will be a good idea to pass by the El Canaille which is a deli, a grocery as well as asandwich shop that specializes in Spanish cuisines. It will be a great place to grab a nice to go snack and also give your taste buds some Spanish delight which is usually full of flavor.
A stroll through the district of Carmes
The district of Carmes offers one of the best experiences for a leisure walk owing to its wide array of spectacular architecture and narrow streets. One of the most notable spots is the Place du Salin which is a square at the heart of the district where you will get to see a number of historical sites such as the Church of St. Matthew as well as the old parliament building, among many other sites. This is also the place where every 24th of August, the famous garlic market is held, which also commemorates the massacre of St. Bartholomew.
A stroll along the Garonne River
A leisure walk along the Garonne River is one of the most relaxing ways to spend an afternoon. You will get to see a very spectacular view of the city of Toulouse on the opposite side of the river bank, as well as the Prairie des Filtres which is a park with a long standing history behind it. As you enjoy your walk, there are a number of places where you can relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or even a glass of wine if that’s your preference. In the evening, you can pass by the Pont de Neuf which is an asymmetrical stone bridge that was completed in 1632. This bridge essentially separates Carmes from the city center. Evening is the best time to be here because you get to see a beautiful sight as the seven arches of the bridge glow with colorful lights.
These are definitely experiences that will make your vacation much more memorable and also offer you plenty of opportunities to take photos and short videos of your experience.