Come to discover Les Violettes campsite near Toulouse in Occitanie : Ideally located between the Pyrenees and the Mediterranea, you will benefit from an ideal starting point for your cultural walks.
Around the campsite
Toulouse, the pink city
Toulouse means “Tolosa” in Occitan. It is nicknamed the “Pink City” because of its many buildings built with red bricks.
It is a place where you can stroll, learn or move as you wish.
You will like to relax on the terrace of a cafe around the capitol or do shopping on the street Saint Rome. But also take advantage of the sun on the quays of the Garonne on the “prairie des filtres”.
You can also visit many museums, churches and cathedrals, from Saint-Sernin to the Cité de l’Espace. Toulouse bears witness to a rich history that is still being written and has many surprises for you !
But we must not forget the Mediterranean influences which blow on the city where we like to party ! There is no shortage of places to have fun, even epicureans will find their account …
The “Canal du Midi”
Listed since 1996 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this canal, which was constructed by Pierre Paul Riquet offers a multitude of diverse activities.
If you are a fan of bike rides, the bike trail can take you from Toulouse to Port-Lauragais. There, you can take a barge to go to “seuil de Naurouze”, where the canal is the highest. Why not go further to the Saint-Ferréol lake which serves as the reservoir of the canal and discover the many activities there?
If you enjoy fishing you will find everything to satisfy your passion.
The Coteaux du Lauragais offers many possibilities for rambling, whether it is by mountain-biking, on horse, or even by foot. you can admire the various landscapes at the foot of the Pyrenees mountains.
In the land of the Autan wind, many artificial lakes, including the Ganguise lake or Saint Sernin lake can be enjoyed by windsurfing fans.
From cassoulet to the odour of violets, from foie gras to pastels… The region is overflowing with local specialities to be discovered or rediscovered, skills and expertise to be appreciated.
Moving a bit further towards the Mediterranean, lovers of medieval ambiances will surely not miss the occasion to visit the City of Carcassonne. Don’t forget that we are in the land of Cathars where one can discover the vestiges from Albi to Foix.