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France’s fourth-largest city is an intriguing mixture: Toulouse has an impressive and very historic city centre in the heart of an assertively modern city. Space research and the aviation industry give economic muscle to Toulouse, augmented by many small technology start-up companies. It is a city which many rail travellers pass through on their way to the Pyrenees, but it certainly deserves a day or two. With an excellent range of rail links, it’s a good base for exploring this region of south-west France.

The compact centre of Toulouse lies on the east bank of the River Garonne. It is a relaxed and pleasant area, with striking squares (notably the place du Capitole), excellent museums and an oddly asymmetric cathedral. Across on the other bank of the river, one-time slaughterhouses have been converted into a world-class gallery of contemporary art called Les Abattoirs.

The city’s main station is Toulouse-Matabiau, about a 15-minute walk north-east of place du Capitole. The efficient métro system makes it easy to get around town. From the Gare de Matabiau, long-distance trains radiate out to destinations across France. Toulouse is not itself on the French high-speed network, but links to Paris were improved in July 2017 with the opening of a new high-speed line from Bordeaux to Tours. Using this new line, TGVs now speed from Toulouse to Paris in 4 hrs 20 mins. There is also an overnight train from Toulouse to the French capital.

There is a useful TGV link with Lyon, taking four hours. Direct trains run to Marseille, Nice, Limoges, Bordeaux, Nantes and many other cities. During the spring and summer months, Spanish operator Renfe runs a daily AVE service from Toulouse to Barcelona. There are also good rail links running south from Toulouse into the Pyrenees.

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Brive-la-Gaillarde to Toulouse by train

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Albi to Toulouse by train

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Auch to Toulouse by train

from £15.00

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Montpellier to Toulouse by train

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Nîmes to Toulouse by train

from £44.00

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Lyon to Toulouse by train

from £28.50

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Alicante to Toulouse by train

from £135.00

Avg 1 change 10hr 34m

Castres to Toulouse by train

from £14.50

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Brussels to Toulouse by train

from £86.50

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Milan to Toulouse by train

from £56.10

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Cahors to Toulouse by train

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Paris to Toulouse by train

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Pau to Toulouse by train

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Bayonne to Toulouse by train

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Perpignan to Toulouse by train

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Pas de la Casa to Toulouse by train

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Tarbes to Toulouse by train

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Nice to Toulouse by train

from £62.00

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Hendaye to Toulouse by train

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Pamiers to Toulouse by train

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Béziers to Toulouse by train

from £24.00

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Souillac to Toulouse by train

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Narbonne to Toulouse by train

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Ax-les-Thermes to Toulouse by train

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Barcelona to Toulouse by train

from £38.50

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Lille to Toulouse by train

from £28.00

Avg 1 change 6hr 30m

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Toulouse by train

from £67.00

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Figueres to Toulouse by train

from £36.50

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Madrid to Toulouse by train

from £101.50

Avg 1 change 6hr 42m

Avignon to Toulouse by train

from £26.50

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Amsterdam to Toulouse by train

from £84.00

Avg 1 change 8hr 52m

Agen to Toulouse by train

from £12.00

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Foix to Toulouse by train

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Marseille to Toulouse by train

from £18.50

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Limoges to Toulouse by train

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Latour-de-Carol to Toulouse by train

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Bordeaux to Toulouse by train

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Castelnaudary to Toulouse by train

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Valencia to Toulouse by train

from £65.00

Avg 1 change 6hr 47m

Geneva to Toulouse by train

from £54.50

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Carcassonne to Toulouse by train

from £7.50

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Montréjeau to Toulouse by train

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Rodez to Toulouse by train

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Girona to Toulouse by train

from £34.50

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Gaillac to Toulouse by train

from £10.00

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Montauban to Toulouse by train

from £7.00

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Málaga to Toulouse by train

from £161.50

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Ashford to Toulouse by train

from £76.00

Avg 1 change 7hr 16m

London to Toulouse by train

from £67.00

Avg 1 change 7hr 47m

Lourdes to Toulouse by train

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Boussens to Toulouse by train

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