In June and July, all eyes are on the Garonne, the mighty river that flows through France’s elegant fourth city. Pedal past the river and the Unescoprotected Canal du Midi, or rent an electric boat from NaviCanal.
Sightseers who just want to sit back and relax should head for Les Bateaux Toulousains, which operates half a dozen cruises, including dinner voyages and Canal du Midi trips from €7. The newly opened Musée Aeroscopia near the airport, focuses on the city’s great export: aviation. See pioneer aircraft such as the Blériot XI, Concorde and CT20 drone, or step into the cockpit of a locally made Airbus.