Toulouse Art & Flavours
Services and Highlights:
(4 Days / 3 Nights - Prices on request)
Executive coach for transfers and excursions according to the program.
Professionnal English-speaking guide according to this Toulouse tour.
Accommodation in 3 to 5-star hotel.
Discover Toulouse and its flavours, Toulouse is a town of many historical buildings and the famous Bemberg Foundation. This tour will also be a real gourmet experience: visit a French South West truffle farm and participate in a hands-on cooking class where you will enjoy a sommelier introduction !.
Groups must be established before contacting us (9 participants minimum). If you are less than 9, we organise Private Escorted Tours.
Our know-how is our essential asset to guarantee high-quality tours in France, as we have created a real network of partners, from coach companies to guides, boutique hotels and gourmet restaurants. We selected them meticulously to ensure maximum comfort during your whole stay.
Crédit Photo: Dominique Viet
Welcome at the airport by your driver. Transfer to Toulouse and guided visit of the historical center.
The Capitole: the actual City Hall and National Theatre of Toulouse are housed in this magnificent building on the square of the same name: the façade with its 8 columns of pink marble, the 'Salle des Illustres' inspired by the Galerie Farnese in Rome and the Henri IV courtyard must be seen.
La basilique Saint-Sernin, largest romanesque church in Europe and compulsory halt on the pilgrims' way to Santiago de Compostella.
The Jacobins, founded in the XIIIth and XIVth centuries this beautiful monastery made entirely of brick is an excellent example of Languedocian Gothic.
Dinner in a traditional and local restaurant.
Overnight in Toulouse.
After breakfast, departure for the Quercy Blanc.
Arrival at the farm, "La Grange de Marcillac" where your hostess will teach you how to find truffles with a dog or a pig. You will taste the black diamond of Quercy during the traditionnal buffet lunch.
In the afternoon, drive towards Lauzerte, a lovely colorful fortified town located above a promontory dominating the hilly countryside.
Return to Toulouse via Moissac, a major step in the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. Discover its famous Abbey, with its cloister and tympanum that are classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Dinner in a traditional restaurant with a typical French meal "Cassoulet".
Overnight in Toulouse.
Breakfast at your hotel.
In the morning follow your guide for a Renaissance & Pastel guided tour in the streets of Toulouse. The tour includes the discovery of private town houses such as the Assezat Mansion, built in the 16th century for a rich Tolosan manufacturer. It is an outstanding exemple of Renaissance architecture. Also discover the Bernuy mansion, famous for its chapter house, one of the tallest towers of the city.
Continue with the visit of the Bemberg Foundation.
Lunch and afternoon at leisure.
In the evening, participate in a cooking class in the centre of Toulouse. The class will combine a traditionnal cooking class with an introduction to "sommelerie" (wine tasting). You will prepare a three course meal with a professional chef. Enjoy the meal you have just prepared.
Back to hotel and overnight in Toulouse.
Crédit Photo: L'Atelier des Chefs