In August the city empties and everyone is on vacation. But don’t worry! If you stay in Toulouse they are still things to do:
Enjoy the many possibilities in and around Toulouse for a swim. Check out where to go right here.
The Pic du Midi is the perfect location to discover the Pyrenees and to cool down in summer. It offers an amazing view over the clouds and is a great day or weekend trip from Toulouse. Find all information on how to get up or even special events at the Pic here.
Toulouse Plage offers a lot of different activities for everyone like beach volleyball, fitness sessions, rowing and much more. Check it out in more detail here.
Toulouse offers great cycle paths, e.g. along the Canal du Midi, Unesco World Heritage site or to la Ramée, the closest lake from Toulouse. Find all bike rides here.
As every year, the city of Toulouse organises an open air cinema from 5th July to 24th August at the Cinémathèque, 69 rue du Taur. The usually show old classic from Bonnie and Clyde, Robin Hood and much more. Check the full programme here.
The concept is simple. All over summer, Cinéfol 31 offers free movie sessions to all citizens in many villages around Toulouse. Find the full programme here.
From 2nd to 9th August, an astronomy festival will take place in Fleurance in the Gers. Any astronomy lovers in your family? Find the full article here.
From 20th July to 25th August, Biblioplage is installed at Toulouse Plages. A great way to discover books, magazines, comic books, books in a foreign language and much more.
The city of Toulouse programms some special animations over summer in the several cultural centres. Find the fill programme here.
This free festival from 5th July to 31st August, offers concerts, danse and circus performances and street art in several special locations, such as Château de Laréole, Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges or the Musée de l‘Aurignacien.
Wam Park is located at the lac de Sesquières and offers all kind of different water activities. Looks like a lot of fun!
Every Thursday until 23rd August, the Cité de l’Espace opens in the evening until 23h. Different animations, observation of the sky with a telescope and much more can be discovered during this time.
The Cité de l’Espace is of course also open every day of the week during the day.
From 1-3rd August, the castle in Montricoux opens its doors to the public. Circus workshops, theatre pieces and much more are offered during the three days. The full programme here.
Open every day from 10h30-19h, Animaparc is a theme park, dinosaurus park and animal park. A lot of fun for the full family at only 35min from Toulouse. All info here.
Tepacap is a lot of fun for kids and adults alike, because who doesn’t like to climb up trees and go on a flying fox across the woods? They have different options for all ages.
D3 – Route de L’Isle en Dodon, Rieumes
The Quai de Savoirs offers holiday activities for 7-13 years olds from 8h30 to 18h. Every week the programme changes. Find the full programme here.
The Quai des Petits (2-7 years) is also open during the holidays and is a lot of fun. You need to reserve in advance here.
You have probably seen the minotaure and the spider in the streets of Toulouse. However, if you haven’t, you are now able to visit the Halle de la Machine at their permanent location in Montaudran.
3, Avenue de l’Aérodrome de Montaudran, Toulouse
This aquapark belongs to the nearby camping, however it can also be used by external visitors from 11am. It is nicely located at a lake, so that visitors can either sunbath at the lake, rent some Stand Up Paddles, try Windsurfing or enjoy the waterpark.
The Aqualand is located in Agen (around 1h drive from Toulouse) and is the perfect destination on a hot day. Directly next to it is the amusement park Walibi, which could also be interesting for a family trip.
The Ludothèque in Blagnac is a great place to come and play with your kids. They offer over 5000 games for the little one’s to play with. Note: they only open from 17th August again.
The Ferme 50 is a little petting zoo located in Ramonville Saint Agne. It is open from 10h-18h30 from Tuesday to Sunday.
Chemin de Mage Pommes, 31520 Ramonville-Saint-Agne
Two different labyrinths are offered. One to discover the castle and its history and one with divers enigmas. Open every day from 10h30-19h30. All info here.
The village gaulois is a great way for your kids to discover the history of the gallic. Eco-museum, archaeological park and cultural park in one, the gallic village offers you a great day activity for your family.
There are many indoor playgrounds in and around Toulouse which are usually open every day:
- Hopy Parc (Beauzelle)
- C L’Aventure (Sept Deniers)
- Kidou Recre ( Balma Gramont)
- Royal Kids (Barrière de Paris)
- Safari Kids (Mirail)
- Monkey Park (L’Union or Plaissance du Touch)
EATING & DRINKING
There is nothing better than ice cream in summer! Check out Taste of Toulouse guide to the best ice cream shops in Toulouse here.
There are so many great open air bars in Toulouse. You can find a selection of this year’s best spots, including bars like La Centrale, L’Ecluse, Les Terasses de l’Atelier, Canaille Club and many more here.
Le Caracol is a pilates studio close to Compans Cafarelli / Canal de Midi which offers a pilates class every day at 12h30 for 10€.
Dani Hunter will start a meditation and breathwork class mid of August located in Ramonville which will be in French and English. For more information contact her directly via Facebook.
- Every Sunday at 10:30am, there are yoga classes offered at Toulouse Plage by Carine from Yogaventure.
- Outdoor Yoga at Jardin des Plantes by Yogandrea on Saturday mornings at 10am for €5. Full schedule here.
- Yoga at Les Terrasses by Moonyoga on Saturday, 3rd August incl. house-made ice tea, from 11-13h.
- Yoga ♡ sur l’herbe at Compans-Caffarelli (on 4th and 25th August) by Sattva Yoga from 10h30-12h.
If you are more into action activities like Paintball, Laserquest, Karting, Flyzone and much more, then find here our selection.
The city of Toulouse offers great sports facilities for free. You can for example play beach volleyball for free at the Prairie des Filtres during Toulouse Plage or on the Ile du Ramiers near to the stadium, or you can pleay tennis for free at the Ramée. Find the full list here.
Have a wonderful summer,