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The 12 best Airbnbs in Toulouse for a stunning stay in south-west France

From historic penthouse apartments to countryside cabins, these are the best Airbnbs in Toulouse

Alex Sims
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Alex Sims

Known as ‘La Ville Rose’, or ‘The Pink City’, thanks to the unique pink stone used to build its winding streets of picture perfect townhouses, Toulouse is a sunny, bustling and extremely friendly city that should join your French travel check list alongside Paris and Nice. Not only will you find dazzling architecture, elegant squares, lively markets, picturesque river banks, but also a busting nightlife and a food scene that’s up there with the best in the country. 

If you really want to get under the skin of this peachy paradise you’ll need a good base where you can settle down after a long day’s sightseeing and plan your next adventure. From romantic historic penthouse apartments with dazzling views over the rosy rooftops to charming cabins in the surrounding leafy countryside, these are the best Airbnbs to book now and complete your perfect stay in Toulouse. 

Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every Airbnb featured, we've based our list on top reviews, hosts and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

The Best Airbnbs in Toulouse

1. The 15th-century tower in Toulouse’s historic centre

Fall asleep beneath airy vaulted ceilings crafted from Toulouse’s characteristic pink stone in this historic apartment on the top floor of a 15th-century tower. A narrow and winding staircase leads up to the space which tows a gorgeous line between old and new with ancient stone steps and classical engravings mixed with a swish modern shower room and a minimalist kitchen-diner, not to mention striking views over the city. It’s a great base for exploring, nestled deep in the historic centre and just two minutes away from Capitol Square. 

Rooms? One. Sleeps two. 
The mood? French Middle Ages meets Toulouse modernity. 
Location perks? Right in the centre with all the iconic sights just a short walk away. 
Budget range? An affordable stay in a unique location.

2. The cosy villa by the Canal du Midi

Expect every attention to detail to be met, and more, at this modern bungalow in the suburbs of Toulouse. The hosts have worked hard to give the place a distinct flair and character: you’ll find the walls painted in rich jewel colours and stylish furnishings and flamboyant art dotted about the place. And you can expect extra touches like fruit, juices, bottles of wine, an breakfast supplies to be provided. It’s the perfect place to while away on a summer’s day - there’s a heated pool and aircon. Plus, it’s close to the Canal du Midi, which is very popular with boaters and hikers, and the motorway is nearby for easy access to other destinations in the country. 

Rooms? Two. Sleeps five guests. 
The mood? A suburban idyl for explorers. 
Location perks? Close to the Canal du Midi and easy access to public transport and the motorway to explore other areas like the Carcassonne, Albi, the Pyrenees and the seaside.
Budget range? Affordable. 


3. The concrete apartment in the heart of Les Carmes

If modern minimalism is your thing, you’ll love this sophisticated apartment with slick concrete walls, floors and ceilings, open plan rooms and glossy furnishings like the glass tables and chairs and cow-print rugs. Plus, there’s a comfortable terrace with a view of Pont Neuf. Located in the Carmes area of the city with its ornate architecture and wealth of charming side streets you’re close by to the Capitole, the Garonne River, Augustins Museum and many farmers' markets. 

Rooms? Two. Sleeps four guests. 
The mood? A modern minimalist hideaway. 
Location perks? In the centre of town with access to bars, restaurants, shops and sights like The Capitole and Augustins Museum.
Budget range? An affordable, unique space. 

4. The modern cabin in a forest

If you’re after a bit of space from city living, this unique and beautiful wooden cabin, 20 minutes’ drive away from Toulouse is the spot to rest and recharge. Relax on a beanbag by the timber-lined pool surrounded by undulating views of fields and forests, lounge about on the shaded terraces, chill out in front of a giant screen cinema with surround sound, get tips of what to see and do from the friendly hosts who will welcome you with chocolate, soaps and homemade jam, and make the most of the rustic vibes filled with plenty of modern amenities. 

Rooms? Five. Sleeps twelve guests. 
The mood? A hidden countryside cabin with plenty of modern touches. 
Location perks? Just a 20-minute drive from Toulouse, a good base for visiting Carcassonne, Albi, Canal du Midi, Revel and also the Black Mountain, Lake St Féréol and hiking trails. The village of Lanta is nearby for shops and restaurants. 
Budget range? On the more expensive side, good for large groups


5. The city centre flat in an 18th century mansion

Located between the Capitole de Toulouse and the basilica of Saint Sernin, this beautiful apartment is a little piece of history. Taking up one of the floors of a city centre 18th-century family mansion house, look out for exquisite ancient touches like the airy high ceilings, exposed brickwork, rustic wooden beams and the impressive fireplace domed fireplace. The giant arched windows let in plenty of light and you’re a stone’s throw away from the bustle of the city.  

Rooms? Studio. Sleeps up to four guests. 
The mood? A cosy historic gem of a spot in the centre of the city. 
Location perks? You’re less than a five-minute walk from most of the main cultural sites from the Capitol and Saint Sernin basilica to the Garonne river banks, Capitole Opera and Victor Hugo market, restaurants and bars. 
Budget range? Very affordable, good for couples.

6. The regal urban villa

Homes don’t get much more romantic than this beautiful townhouse with traditional wooden shutters across the arched windows and stunning terracotta brick detailing. This is a large spot, perfect for kids and families with a huge garden filled with rope swings and trampolines and plenty of space to play. Inside, you’ll find impressive details like the central stone fireplace and sweet rounded wooden windows. Expect a welcome pack when you arrive with chocolate, breads, butter, jam and orange juice fro the helpful hosts. It’s a place brimming with character, that’ll please little ones too. 

Rooms? Four. Sleeps six. 
The mood? A green, kid-friendly characterful house. 
Location perks? Surrounded by a beautiful garden, A short walk to the metro for quick access to central Toulouse.  
Budget range? Very affordable, especially for groups and families.


7. The minimalist villa

All crisp, clean white lines and glass touches, this dazzling villa is giving high-end Occitanie elegance. The glass-fronted balcony looks out over the Pyrenees, the open-plan kitchen dining area with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out onto the tropical garden is the perfect place to prep meals and the terrace lined with a saltwater pool and equipped with a huge barbeque and pizza oven is a relaxing spot to laze about on a sunny day. 

Rooms? Four. Sleeps eight guests. 
The mood? High-end luxury
Location perks? Immediately surrounded by a gorgeous sloping garden in Vigoulet-Auzil, it’s close to Vieille-Toulouse and its golf course and just 10 minutes from downtown Toulouse.
Budget range? Mid-level, affordable for large groups. 

8. The rustic penthouse

Packed with charm, you’ll find this fourth-floor apartment filled with unique touches like a vaulted living room ceiling lined by thick, knotted wooden beams, sweet circular windows, traditional wooden floors and ornate wrought-iron balconies that look out over the pretty pink rooftops of Toulouse. You’re also well-placed for restaurants, bars, boutiques, markets and cultural sights in the ever-exciting Carmes district.

Rooms? Two. Sleeps four guests. 
The mood? A charming slice of old-school Toulouse
Location perks? Bang in the centre of the Carmes district, it’s a stone’s throw from all the major sights and sounds of Toulouse.
Budget range? Mid-level.  


9. The romantic bolthole in the city centre

The pink city has romance running through its soul. Add a stay in this endearingly shabby-chic apartment and you’ll have added an amorous cherry on top of your trip. Packed with traditional, whimsical details like rustic cedar flooring, gorgeous stripped beams, prettily patterned Toulouse tiles and ornate wrought iron doors and you’ve got yourself one cosy nook in the city centre. Add in the in-house record player and you’ve turned the romantic vibes right up to 11. 

Rooms? One. Sleeps two. 
The mood? One for loved-up couples
Location perks? Right in the heart of the historical centre of Toulouse, you’ve got everything on the doorstep here. 
Budget range? Very affordable for a unique space. 

10. The stylish studio

This renovated apartment in a splendid Toulouse pink brick townhouse is cosy, calm and laced with a high-end designer edge. From the original antique parquet flooring and beautifully large French shuttered windows that fill the space with light during the day to the sleek terrazzo kitchen and turn-of-the-century crockery, every aspect of the decor has been thought out with care. Have breakfast looking out at a view of the city’s St Michel district and then walk out into the bustling heart of Toulouse and get sightseeing.

Rooms? Studio. Sleeps two. 
The mood? Designer elegance
Location perks? Right next to the Palais de Justice metro station, with sights like the Capitole only a 15-minute walk away
Budget range? Very affordable.  



11. The charming château cottage

Recently renovated, this endearing cottage cottage in the leafy grounds of a grand château is a beautiful blend of old-school French charm and sleek modernity. Nestled in the beautiful countryside surrounding Toulouse, the ocre-tinted building with striking azure blue shutters is steeped in history: built in the 18th century, the grounds were once home to an old castle destroyed in 1570. Nowadays you’ll find the cottage filled with lovingly restored rooms with carefully conserved original features and a private terrace for meals and barbeques. Guests can also make use of the château’s communal pool and explore paths in the grounds that lead to forests and lakes. Look out for the host family’s dog and cat which often make an appearance. 

Rooms? Two. Sleeps up to four. 
The mood? Charmingly traditional
Location perks? In lush green countryside with a pool and walks. Just 17km away from Toulouse. 
Budget range? A beautiful and affordable home. 

12. The high end villa

Looking like something out of a luxe design show, this slick modern villa is all clean white walls, sharp angles and sparkling glass. Splash about in the inviting pool, eat meals on the shaded terrace and enjoy fun design details like the murals of tropical landscapes in the living room. There’s plenty of facilities to keep you occupied at home from ping pong tables to a nearby sports centre with tennis and basketball courts and a football pitch. And if that's not enought you’re just around teh corner from Toulouse city centre. 

Rooms? Four. Sleeps six 
The mood? Sleek and slick but with a cosy family-friendly feel. 
Location perks? It’s a stone’s throw from Toulouse city centre while having all the advantages of being in the quiet countryside.
Budget range? On the more expensive side, good for large groups. 

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