Destination guide

Paint the town pink in Toulouse's ancient ‘ville rose'

Look at life through rose-tinted glasses in "La Ville Rose" (French for "The Pink City"), as Haute Garonne's capital Toulouse has been historically nicknamed. This blushing beauty of a city sits on the banks of the mighty Garonne, and the slower-paced waterway of the Canal du Midi. It's the perfect place to wander around at sunset when the rose-red bricks of the buildings become even more saturated with color. If you prefer wide open spaces and snow-capped mountains to city streets, search for Haute Garonne vacation rentals in the south of the region, where you'll find some of the highest peaks of the Pyrenees crowning the border with Spain.

Things to do

Have a blast with the whole family in Haute Garonne

Blast off into space at Cite de l'espace, a theme park on the edge of Toulouse dedicated entirely to space travel. The region has a long history with flying the friendly skies—this is where Concorde was first developed, after all—and this family-friendly park lets adults and children alike experience the wonder of space travel without ever leaving French soil. In Toulouse you'll find more earthly delights such as Renaissance town houses and Romanesque churches, as well as modern art at Les Abbattoirs art gallery. You can also find plenty of restaurants serving the region's famous cassoulet, a rich casserole made with classic Toulouse sausage.

Activities

Watch your troubles float away on the Canal du Midi

With both the fast-flowing Garonne river and slow-but-stately Canal du Midi making their way through Haute Garonne, it should come as no surprise that water-based activities are some of the most popular in this region. In the summer, land-locked Toulouse turns into a city-wide beach during the annual Toulouse Plages, while boat cruises are a great way to see the city in all its pink-tinged glory. Canal boats can be commandeered up and down the Canal du Midi, while exercise junkies might just want to grab their bike and go—now easier than ever, thanks to a new bike path stretching from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean.

Weather

Downhill fast—skiing the slopes of the Pyrenees

Haute Garonne vacation rentals can be enjoyed throughout the year, whether you're looking to bask in the sunshine along the banks of the river, or ski the peaks of the Pyrenees come winter. Most of the region enjoys a mild, temperate climate throughout the year, but the mountains in the south can make life pretty cool. The Pyrenees experience heavy snowfall in the winter months from November to February, making it great for skiing, and the mountains can still be dusted with the white stuff come late spring. Summer highs from June to August hover around the upper 70s—taking the pink city of Toulouse a few steps closer to red hot.

Natural features

Ain't no mountain high enough to keep you from Haute Garonne

To the south of the region, Haute Garonne shares a border with Spain, the mighty peaks of the Pyrenees marking out one of Europe's best known wildernesses. Here you can run wild—whether exploring the area on foot, or taking your inspiration from the famous Tour de France and winding your way up mountain passes on 2 wheels. Northern Haute Garonne is dominated by the rosy towers of Toulouse and the calm waters of the Canal du Midi—a great alternative to the Pyrenees for cyclists who'd just as soon skip the steep mountain climbs.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Haute-Garonne

The nearest airport is in Toulouse (TLS-Blagnac), located 21.2 mi (34.1 km) from the city center.

If you prefer to travel by train, Longages-Noé Station, Carbonne Station and Le Fauga Station are the main stations that serve the city. You can see more of Haute-Garonne by catching a ride on the metro at Bellefontaine Metro Station, Basso-Cambo Station or Reynerie Metro Station.

Where to stay around Haute-Garonne?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,751 vacation rentals near Haute-Garonne. From 685 Houses to 67 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Haute-Garonne for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Haute-Garonne?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Haute-Garonne. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Toulouse: 804 vacation rentals
  • Capitole: 346 vacation rentals
  • Seyre: 70 vacation rentals
  • Saint-Étienne: 297 vacation rentals
  • Arnaud Bernard: 328 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Haute-Garonne! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Haute-Garonne?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Haute-Garonne:

  • Toulouse: 804 rentals
  • Seyre: 70 rentals
  • Bagnères-de-Luchon: 721 rentals
  • Soueich: 77 rentals
  • Tarabel: 74 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Haute-Garonne?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Haute-Garonne are:

  • Toulouse (XYT-Montaudran): 872 vacation rentals
  • Blagnac Airport (TLS): 833 vacation rentals
  • Le Sequestre Airport (LBI): 543 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Haute-Garonne?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Haute-Garonne. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges Cathedral: 1,279 rentals
  • Museum of Natural History Toulouse: 856 rentals
  • Luchon Station: 1,292 rentals
  • Hount-Estrete Ski Lift: 1,275 rentals
  • L'Isle-Jourdain Merevielle Station: 870 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Haute-Garonne listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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