Toulouse and Beyond Travel Guide


The information in this book was updated by the authors in January 2015.

The Toulouse and Beyond Travel Guide is a pocket guide to the best of Toulouse, written by two award-winning travel experts. It is published in the Beyond Travel series, alongside Montpellier and Beyond, and Bordeaux and Beyond, a series of pocket guides published by the team behind the successful Beyond London Travel website.

Toulouse and Beyond is an inexpensive mini-guide to one of the most interesting cities in the South of France. The book describes the best sights to see in Toulouse itself, as well as the easiest and most appealing excursions from the city – to the Canal du Midi and Carcassonne.


The 3rd edition in February 2014 updates the guide for 2014 and adds maps for the main sights, the hotels and the restaurants, with interactive maps if you have an internet connection.

The guide also has sections on the best shopping, Toulouse’s sporting activities including golf, and recommends a range of personally-selected hotels and restaurants to suit all budgets. For sports fans especially, there is a guide to the main Stadium Municipal, where international rugby and football matches are staged.

Mike Gerrard and Donna Dailey have won several awards for their travel writing, including a Benjamin Franklin Award for a guidebook to Paris. Among their other guidebooks are the National Geographic Traveler Guide to Greece, the Top 10 Paris guide for Dorling Kindersley, the CityPack Guide to Nice and the Cote d’Azur, Paris by Metro, and the Bloom’s Literary Guides to both Paris and London. They have written guidebooks for almost every major travel guide publisher, including National Geographic, Dorling Kindersley, Michelin, AA, AAA, Fodor’s, New Holland, Berlitz, Insight, and many more.