Saint-Pierre Bridge, Toulouse

Saint-Pierre Bridge, Toulouse

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Toulouse Motorhome Holiday

photo by Benh LIEU SONG (wikimedia commons)Capitole of Toulouse Photo by Benh LIEU SONG (wikimedia commons)

Toulouse is a thriving metropolis situated on the banks of the River Garonne; the fertile environment of the river bank attracted people to the area who came in hordes; setting up businesses and homes in the city. Toulouse has one of the oldest educational institutions in France. The city offers several tourist attractors and is fondly called the pink city; it is by far the most beautiful urban area of France; the best way to explore Toulouse is by keeping your France motorhome rental parked at a camping site on the outskirts of the city while you enjoy the attractions. You do not have to own an expensive motor home, you can choose one from a campervan hire businesses. Here is a look at where you can park the motor home and the places that you can see in the city

Camping site:

Le Moulin: Set in an exquisite seventeenth century setting, the camping ground is nestled at the foot hills of the Pyrenees along the River Garonne. The camping ground offers facilities such as a great pool, fishing , tennis court, chalet rental etc.

Camping Bruno: This camping site has 37 pitches and is a comfortable family camping ground with basic amenities such as solar water heating etc. Because it is located in the midst of nature, there are several activities such as hiking, trekking and fishing that can be enjoyed around the camping site.

Camping Municipal de Rieux: This camping site has 70 pitches and is located on the Garonne. The perfect combination of a natural setting coupled with the comforts of a family camping site; the area is ideal if you intend to spend a few days in  Toulouse and the neighboring towns.

Places to visit in Toulouse:

Place du Capitole: This is one of the most impressive squares n the city of Toulouse and is often the hub of activity through out the day. The man attraction of the area is the Town Hall constructed out of pink stone. The square is surrounded by narrow streets that are teeming with shops, restaurants and boutiques.

Musée des Augustins: The museum is set in a stunning Augustine monastery from the 14th century; it is the fine arts museum of the city and is famed for its sculptures with a Romanesque influence and other pieces of art. The museum is home to the works of popular artist such as Delacroix and Toulouse-Lautrec and several other artists from the region.

Basilica Saint Sernin: The structure was constructed in 1075 AD to act as a refuge for pilgrims who had set out to visit Saint-Jacques de Compostelle; the Basilica is the largest Romanesque church in the southern areas of France.

Cité de l'Espace: Toulouse is also popular for its aerospace industry and most major players such as Airbus have their offices in the city; keeping with the immense growth of the sector; the city has a museum dedicated to the accomplishments in the aerospace industry.

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