With an architectural style specific to the South of France, Toulouse bears the nickname of “la ville rose”, the pink city, due to the colour of the most prevalent construction material dating back to the 1400s: terracotta bricks. The city is rich with prestigious cultural institutions, such as the théâtre du Capitole, known for its operas, as well as its unique concert auditorium, la Halle aux Grains. Theatres such as the Daniel Sorano, Cité TNT, le théâtre Garonne, among others, are spread throughout the city. Toulouse is known throughout Europe for its emblematic sport – rugby – and its record-holding rugby team: Stade toulousain.
Numerous other cultural institutions, such as the Pierre Baudis convention center, José-Cabanis media library, Zénith, la cité de l’Espace, jardin des plantes natural history museum and the Casino théâtre Barrière have contributed to placing Toulouse among the European cities which provide a vast cultural offer.
A hotel in the Toulouse city centre
The Hôtel des Arts is situated in the very heart of the “ville rose”. Thanks to its central location by the Esquirol and Capitole metro stations, as well as by the Jardin des Plantes, guests can enjoy “la vie toulousaine” and all its charm. Located by the institute national polytechnique of Toulouse, the Garonne river banks, museums and opera house, our boutique hotel is ideally situated to access the metro stations or to walk to everything Toulouse has to offer.
Our hotel in the Toulouse city centre and its team are pleased to provide you with information for your sightseeing needs in the area, concerning the Canal du Midi, Place Capitole, the Saint Sernin Basilica, etc.., as well as for a memorable dining experience by recommending just the right restaurant.