Have you ever been in Toulouse – the fourth biggest city in France after Paris, Marseille and Lyon. The city is located in southwestern France, near the Pyrenees in the Midi-Pyrenees region. The beautiful city of Toulouse is one of most popular destinations for celebrating New Years Eve 2017 in France as well in Europe. If you are planning to spend Christmas or New Year in Toulouse, you are not going to be disappointed. Toulouse offers a great variety of experiences that will make your time merry and happy.
Place du Capitole
This is the main center of activity in Toulouse. You have the Capitole on the east side and several lovely arcades along the western segment of the square. There is a defensive tower from 1529 at the rear, and the courtyard has several artifacts and modern sculptures. Every December, the Place du Capitole in Toulouse comes alive as it hosts the Christmas market. The market attracts seasonal shoppers from France and around the world, who are treated to a variety of products – from local delicacies to clothes and decorations. Do not forget to visit the elegant square. Decorated with bells, colorful lights and other seasonal finery, the square is a treat for the eyes. Inquire for further information on the opening hours.
Anges & Demons
If you are waiting to countdown to the New Year in Toulouse, you should do it in “Anges & Demons”. The restaurant is quite something – it offers two contrasting ambiences depending on your mood. If you feel angelic, you will be directed upstairs. If you are in the mood to do something diabolical, it is off to the cellars for you. What better way than this to welcome the New Year. The restaurant has a quirky pricing system – the cost of the main course determines the price of the entire meal. This makes the restaurant amazingly affordable. Indulge your senses by sinking yourself in the restaurant’s creative cuisine.
Cite de L’Espace (Space City)
Toulouse offers an incredibly unique experience through its Space City. Here, the fantasy of becoming an astronaut becomes a reality. Since a considerable section of Toulouse’s industry revolves around space technology, authorities created the Space City for displaying this technology and attracting tourists. The Space City guarantees your complete immersion, engagement and satisfaction. The experience is made as realistic as possible. There are two auditoriums that are equipped with cutting-edge sound and imaging technology. While the IMAX screen has a 3D goggles and a giant screen, the planetarium offers a 360 degree screen and an astronomical simulator. Do not forget to visit the larger-than-life replica of the MIR space station and the Ariane space ship. There also a museum that has much to offer, especially for kids.
Top ten most booked hotels for New Years Eve:
- Ibis Styles Toulouse Cite Espace Hotel
- Privilege Appart-Hotel Clement Ader
- Privilege Hotel Mermoz
- BEST WESTERN Hotel Athenee
- Novotel Toulouse Centre Compans Caffarelli
- Mercure Toulouse Wilson
- Crowne Plaza Toulouse
- Ibis Toulouse Ponts Jumeaux
- Adagio Toulouse Parthenon
- Courtyard Toulouse Airport