Toulouse Maps and Orientation

(Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees, France)

Toulouse lies on the south-western side of France, within the region known as the Midi-Pyrénées. The regional capital and known for its large resident population of students, the very heart of Toulouse is bordered to the east by the Boulevard de Strasbourg, which is a particularly notable thoroughfare and leads to the Boulevard Lazare Carnot.

Sandwiched between both the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, Toulouse is a rapidly expanding city, with a population of more than 800,000 inhabitants. The Toulouse metropolitan area is amongst the biggest in the whole of France and is home to over one million residents.

Maps and Orientation of the City

Within the city environs, the River Garonne is a prominent local landmark and responsible for much of the city's layout and character, dividing Toulouse into distinct areas and districts. The historic Vieux Quarter stands on the eastern bank of the River Garonne, with the centre of this area sited to the south of the Place du Capitole and also the Place Wilson, the main public squares in Toulouse.

A map is not essential when exploring central Toulouse, with much of the city being clearly signposted and easy to navigate. The main bus station in Toulouse lies to the north-east of the Place Wilson, off the Allées Jean Jaurès. Also within this part of Toulouse is the city's train station, the Gare Matabiau, next to the Canal du Midi.

Map of France

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Map of Toulouse

Toulouse map