Regular scheduled domestic and international flights arrive at '''Blagnac airport''' [http://www.toulouse.aeroport.fr/], 11 km west of downtown Toulouse. Air France operates flights to/from [[Paris]] approximately
every 30 minutes, which are usually priced around €50 each way, if booked in advance. There are also many flights to major European cities such as [[London]], [[Munich]], and [[Frankfurt]].
To get to the city from the airport, you can take the "Shuttle Bus" [http://www.toulouse.aeroport.fr/airport/access-transport-car-park/access/public-transportation/navette-city-centre] for €5.00 to either the main bus/train station, or the Jean Jaures or Jeanne D'Arc metro stations in the city center. The journey takes 20 minutes and the bus operates every 20 minutes. The ticket is also valid for transfers onto other public city buses within 90 minutes of validation. Tickets can be purchased from the desk in the airport or the driver. Another option is to take bus 66 to the Patte D'Oie metro station. A taxi to the center should cost €20-25.
'''Airbus''' offers tours of their facilities
; the tour takes about 60 minutes and includes a guide who will tell you some background about the company ; the screening of a promotional / historical video, and a look at the A380 production line. Photography is strictly forbidden, and you need to bring a piece of photo identification. Book ahead. Those who have done the tour before 2006 should note that tours now set off from a new purpose built structure shaped like a cross-section of the A380. The building can be difficult to find so check the website in advance.
Visit the website of '''Airbus Visit''' [http://www.taxiway.fr/], the
unique company authorized by Airbus to provide tours of the A340, A380 and Concorde.
===Cité de l'Espace===
Websites are in French
*Toulouse is one of the most alternative French cities - maybe due to its huge student population and its historical past with half a million Spanish republican/communist/anarchists 'rebels' that
settled in the region after they failed to rebel against Franco and escaped through the Pyrenees during the 'Retirada' in 1939. So even though the city is trying to get rid of them, it still offers a large number of squats, some of them hosting artistic movements. '''MixArt Myrys''' [http://www.mixart-myrys.org/] is one of the oldest and most active squat of artists within the city.
*'''La Dynamo''' [http://www.facebook.com/people/La-Dynamo-Toulouse/100001431842032] is a club located in a former sex club and a great place to see live bands and other performances - ça bouge! Located in the city centre at 6 rue Amélie (Metro Jean Jaurès).
*'''Restaurant Caves De La Marachale''', 3 Rue Jules Chalande (''Metro Esquirol''). Tel: +33 05 61 23 89 88. 12.00 - 00.00. Hidden away in a cave like setting (as you may have garnered from the name) this restaurant offers a wonderfully intimate atmosphere for a wonderfully inexpensive price. You will feel like you are sitting in an upmarket establishment, but with a three course meal made all from fresh ingredients (menu of the day) costing only €17.50 you, and your wallet, won't have to dread receiving the bill.
== Mid-Range ==
* '''Emile''', 13 Place Saint-Georges (''Metro Capitole''), Tel: +33 5 61 21 05 56. Mon-Sun 12.00-14.00 & 19.30-22.00. A beautiful restaurant originally opened in the 1940's as a hotel. Serving fresh seafood and local specialities from €20 for three courses (although for a , Emile is located in the heart of 'Old Toulouse' at Place Saint-Georges - a quintessential French public square which provides an excellent atmosphere and ambience for al-fresco dining. Alternatively choose the Carte option for a more modern take on class French cuisine. Although expect to pay for it! [http://www.restaurant-emile.com/]
* <eat name="Délicatessen" alt="" address="11 Rue Riquet" directions="Metro François-Verdier" phone="Tel: 05 61 62 49 00" email="" fax="" url="" hours="Mon-Fri 4pm–2am, Sat 6pm–3am, Sun 11am–4:30pm, 6pm–2am" price="">Busy tapas bar with friendly atmosphere that offers meals, a good selection of beers on tap and a real happy hour; tapas here are tasty, cheap and generous (choose 5 for €16.50 - March 2012). It's a popular place so it's better to get there a little earlier in the evening.</eat>
*'''Restaurant Michel Sarran''', 21 Boulevard Armand Duportal (''Metro Compans Cafferelli''), Tel: +33 (0)5 61 12 32 32. Mon-Fri (Excl Wed) 12.00-14.00 & 20.00-22.00. Arguably the finest restaurant in Toulouse. The two Michelin starred restaurant run by the Sarran family strives to do away with the formality of a restaurant and instead invites the guest (not customer) to a familial experience. The food is exquisite with dishes such as Foie Gras, Pidgeon and the finest Beef featuring on the menu. If you are able to afford it, prices start at €98 for a three course evening meal, and are a fan of outstanding French gastronomy then this restaurant is for you.