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Getaways less than two hours from Toulouse

Departing from Toulouse and no more than two hours away by train or bus, let yourself be seduced by one of these destinations.

Haute-Garonne

Tasting a unique grape variety in Fronton

Toulouse is blessed with an extensive range of terroirs and is proud of its title as the capital of wines of the South-West. Founded in the XII Century by the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Fronton boasts AOP vineyards and cultivates a grape variety that is unique in the world: Négrette. Here you will find 2,400 hectares of vineyards, forests, fields and passionate producers that invite you to sample wines with atypical and elegant flavours of dark fruits, liquorice and violet…

Coach station, liO bus ligne 351 Toulouse-Fronton

Aude

Ramparts and books, on the road to Carcassonne

The city of Carcassonne is a fortified site that is unique in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Criss-crossed by narrow, restored streets, the city is a must-see for visitors, giving them a chance to explore medieval life, the feudal era and Occitan culture. While you’re in the region, take the opportunity to head for Montolieu, a real literary town with no fewer than twenty bookshops, art galleries and a museum of the arts and crafts of bookmaking.

Train station Toulouse-Matabiau, liO train Toulouse-Carcassonne

Gers

Savour the specialities of the Armagnac region

Your first stop is Auch, capital of the Gers region, to sample the local specialities. Goose and duck are cooked as confit, cured duck breast or roasted. But the black Gascon pig, the apple croustade and the Gascon pastis are not to be outdone… These dishes are as generous as they are delicious and can be enjoyed in any one of the tow’s many restaurants. Extend your stay by going as far as Vic-Fezensac, in the Armagnac region, to taste the famous eau-de-vie, a real concentration of heavenly sweetness. For a bit of history, drop in at Lupiac, where the Musée d’Artagnan invites you to discover the life of the real Captain of the Musketeers.

Train station Toulouse-Matabiau, liO train Toulouse-Auch

Ariège

Breathtaking views of the snow-capped Pyrenees from Foix

Nestling at the foot of the mountains, the town is the starting point for a host of hiking trails. As soon as the first snow falls, strap on your snowshoes and make your mark on the trails that criss-cross the Pyrénées Ariégeoises. If you want to reach new heights, head for the Prat d’Albis for a paragliding session and a breathtaking view of the whole of the Ariège high mountains. Back in the medieval town, the castle on its rocky outcrop is a must-see and can be visited all year round.

Train station Toulouse-Matabiau, liO train Toulouse-Foix

Tarn-et-Garonne

Explore the works and the birthplace of Ingres in Montauban

From the Pont Vieux to the Place Nationale, through the narrow streets and private mansions, Montauban is a city of art and history boasting many artistic and architectural treasures. The French neoclassical painter donated an exceptional collection of preparatory studies from his studio to his native city, an array of drawings and paintings that can be explored at the Ingres Bourdelle Museum on the banks of the Tarn.

Train station Toulouse-Matabiau, liO train Toulouse-Montauban

Occitanie Rail Tour

With the Occitanie Rail Tour, discover the treasures of the Occitanie region and opt for a 100% eco-responsible way to travel. In partnership with the SNCF (French Railways) and liO Train (regional trains), The Occitanie Rail Tour Pass is available at a special low rate: €10 a day for unlimited travel, for 2 to 6 consecutive days!

Transports

I go by train or by bus!

liO Occitanie is the regional public transport service for buses and trains.

Choose an eco-responsible mode of transport to discover the treasures of the region at your leisure, and plan your journeys using the route planner.