Toulouse: ideal for colourful incentives
The "Pink City" combines a two thousand year old history and a dynamism at the cutting edge of modernity. The ideal cocktail to organize an event of character.
Fourth French city in terms of population, the Occitan capital, made famous by its famous warm-coloured brick, is ideally located: 1h30 from the Mediterranean, 2h from the Atlantic and 1h from the ski slopes of the Pyrenees. The second largest university in France, a must for the aeronautics and space industry, top level rugby, Toulouse excels in all areas1.
Tourists are not mistaken: the city is one of the Top 10 most popular summer destinations.2. For professional events, the opening of the PEX, the first exhibition centre twinned with a convention centre, with its 15 000 m2will make Toulouse one of the 5 French cities for international congresses as of 2020.3. A new performance to the credit of this city with contagious dynamism.
By plane, train or car, all roads lead to...Toulouse! Toulouse-Blagnac international airport offers direct flights to 90 destinations. It is connected to the city centre by a shuttle bus or tram in 20 minutes.
The Toulouse Matabiau train station, in the city centre, offers many regular connections with Bordeaux (2h), Montpellier (2h15), Lyon (4h) or Paris (4h10).
Toulouse is served by all major motorways: the A62 to Bordeaux, the A20 to Paris, the A64 to Biarritz, the A66 to Barcelona, the A61 to Montpellier and the A68 to Albi.
The Accor network in Toulouse
The range of hotels in our network (28 establishments in total) is widely represented in Toulouse, with Adagio hotel apartments (1 Adagio, 2 Adagio Access), the Ibis brand (7 Ibis hotels, 6 Ibis Styles), 5 Mercure and 3 Novotel. For prestige: 1 M-Gallery by Sofitel and 2 Pullmann. New in 2018: the opening of the 5e Mama Shelter de France, a place that is at once design, warm and innovative, conducive to relaxation and professional creativity.
Incentive ideas in Toulouse
From the jazz clubs immortalized by Michel Jonaz to the nostalgic blues sung by Claude Nougaro, Toulouse is a virtuoso in the cultural, intellectual and emotional registers!
With your head in the stars, nothing could be easier with a visit to the Cité de l'Espace, to discover the life-size replica of the Ariane 5 rocket (53 metres high). You can also organise a coupled visit of the Airbus A380 circuit, which will reveal all the secrets of the world's largest airliner.
For a natural and relaxing atmosphere, the famous Canal du Midi, to be explored on foot, by bike or by boat. And why not go on a treasure hunt team building to know its history and its designer, Pierre-Paul Riquet?
The former capital of the Visigoths also offers more classic but unmissable visits, in the heart of the old town centre: the Capitole and its emblematic square, the Saint-Sernin basilica, the Jacobins convent. A detour to the town hall will allow you to discover the works of Henri-Martin, the eponymous painter of a Parisian avenue where a precious Monopoly luck card leads!
Taste buds, salty or sweet? Cassoulet or purple? These cult specialities are an integral part of Toulouse's identity and will add flavour to your event, in the form of tastings or gourmet breaks.
1 Ranked the most dynamic city in France in 2012 and 2015 by Challenges magazine (5 July 2012, 19 June 2015)
2 Ranked 9th most reserved destination in France for summer 2018 (Trainline). Source : 09/07/2018- La Dépêche du Midi
3 Ranking International congress and convention association (2017). Source: Toulouse Tourist Office