Toulouse is one of France’s most picturesque cities, the gateway to the Pyrenees mountain range. The city is lovingly referred to as La ville en rose (The Pink City), due to the terracotta stone architecture, and shares a healthy rivalry with nearby Bordeaux. It is approximately halfway between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, with the Spanish border reached easily by road.
Toulouse is a fascinating precipice between old and new. The former capital of Languedoc, the city has a distinguished history. However, it is now the high-tech epicentre of France’s burgeoning aerospace industry and has a thriving student populace. * Toulouse has the second-largest student population in France - more than 120,000 students. * Toulouse is the fourth-largest city in France.