Is France and Toulouse one of the prime locations for LGBT people to travel? Yes, it is considered one of the most friendly gay city in Europe. From restaurants, bars, sauna and gay friendly hotels Toulouse has all it needs for a great holiday in France and beyond.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) rights in France have been among some of the most advanced in the world. France has frequently been named one of the most gay-friendly countries in the world.Recent polls have indicated that a majority of the French people support same-sex marriage and in 2013,another poll indicated that 77% of the French population believed homosexuality should be accepted by society, one of the highest in the 39 countries polled.Paris has been named by many publications as one of the most gay-friendly cities in the world, with Le Marais, Quartier Pigalle and Bois de Boulogne being said to have a thriving LGBT community and nightlife.
Toulouse gay scene is arguably the most animated and entertaining in France (behind Paris & Lyon ) with a bunch of gay bars, nightclubs, saunas and sex-clubs near the city center of the boulevard Riquet on top of major gay parties as well as a strong culture.
Toulouse, capital of France’s southern Occitanie region, is bisected by the Garonne River and sits near the Spanish border. It’s known as La Ville Rose (‘The Pink City’) due to the terra-cotta bricks used in many of its buildings. Its 17th-century Canal du Midi links the Garonne to the Mediterranean Sea, and can be traveled by boat, bike or on foot.
Top attractions to visit in Toulouse
Best Tours in Toulouse
- Day Trip to Carcassonne Cite Medievale
- Toulouse E Bike Tour
- Take off your clothes and let yourself be drawn!
- Photoshoot à La Ville Rose
- Toulouse Tourism Pass City Card
1. Mercure Toulouse Centre Saint-Georges 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Toulouse
Located in the historic centre of, Mercure Toulouse Saint-Georges is just 50 m from Place Wilson and 3.5 km from Toulouse Stadium. It offers air-conditioned accommodation with free Wi-Fi access. There is also a swimming lane.
Rooms at the Toulouse Saint-Georges are equipped with satellite TV and a private bathroom. All the rooms are serviced by an elevator. The hotel allows up to 2 children, under 16 years old, to stay free of charge when accompanied by their parents.
Guests are invited to relax in the Saint-George’s bar and the hotel offers room service. There is also a 24-hour front desk and a laundry service.
Perfect location, close to all attractions, restaurants, squares. Relaxed approach yet covid-19 sensible/safe, friendly helpful staff, lovely pool area with bar. Our room was comfortable a touch on the small side, comfy bed, decent air con, well appointed bathroom, tea and coffee making. We didn’t take breakfast, although noticed quite a queue one morning. Would recommend staying at this hotel, excellent location, good value with the benefit of a pool.
Great choice of hotel in Toulouse. Location was perfect, near all attractions, restaurants, squares, couldn’t fault it. We loved the relaxed approach at this hotel, friendly helpful staff, lovely pool area with bar.
Our room was on the small side but think this is pretty standard, other than that comfy bed, good air con, well appointed bathroom, tea and coffee making (only niggle was the disposable cups).
The breakfast room looked bright and airy.
Would thoroughly recommend this hotel, excellent location, good value with the benefit of a pool, a 4+* experience.
The canal and pont neuf bridge are only 20 minutes walk away and there’s lots of bars, restaurants and shops nearby. There is a square round the corner with a large fountain and a carousel that’s lovely to sit and enjoy a coffee.
The room itself was a bit small and had very dated woodchip paper on the walls, the bed was large and very comfortable. The bathroom could have used updating as the shower/bath were very small and narrow and the toilet was right up against the wall so tall people would struggle to fit in! We had adjoining rooms and unfortunately the guests next to us had small children so we could hear everything they said!
The downstairs bar was very nice if quiet but the winning factor for us was the roof terrace that had a narrow pool and sunbeds which were perfect if you’re on an evening flight as we spent the day sunbathing and relaxing here.
We would stay again as it’s a great location and not bad for the money.
It’s a beautiful city to wander around and this hotel provided the perfect location for a brief stay, allowing us easy access on foot to the city’s old quarter. It’s a modern hotel with a modest entrance that belies its sophistication. There’s a pleasant bar and helpful, friendly staff. We’d very happily stay there again if or when we are lucky enough to return to Toulouse.
It was an excellent location for exploring Toulouse on foot. We liked our room. We had read that some of the rooms are small so we selected a terrace room with a sofa bed. It was big enough and very clean. It even had a small kitchen which was good since we were on a month-long driving trip and had food stuffs with us. The room was quiet which was nice. The only odd thing was that there was no bedside table on one side of the bed, so no place for glasses and charging phone and coffee cup.
The room was large for a French hotel with a queen size bed and a sofa and coffee table and desk chair, as well as a place to put your luggage! The bathroom was not large, nor small, but quite adequate with lots of counter space for spreading out cosmetics, etc. Both the room and the bathroom were very clean. The bed was comfortable. (I wish Mercure would update their orangey paint/bedspread schemes.) The large, deep bathtub was actually equipped with a shower curtain!!! (not one o those 1/2 shower doors that allow water all over the place that the French seem to be so fond of…) The air-conditioning worked wonderfully all week — unlike my colleagues staying at other, more expensive, area hotels.
Late Sunday morning I had “brunch” at the hotel — 12 Euro for the breakfast buffet which had bacon and sausage and pancakes and scrambled eggs and fresh OJ and croissants and breads and cold cuts and cheeses and more cheeses and jams and well, it was pretty good — and the breakfast is a spread like this every day, not just Sunday. The only disappointment is the coffee — brewed in bulk, it tasted awful. I love the real “French” cafe-style coffee.
All in all the Mercure St George is a lovely hotel in a great location at a very reasonable price. It’s 1960’s architecture is quite charming; although the interior is more classic. It’s situated between Wilson Place and St George Place and a 5 minute stroll to Place Capitole. Place Capitole is very touristy, but a wonderful place to see and be seen. Place Wilson is a bit more quiet and has some wonderful restaurants… but Place St George!!! Oh, my!!! It’s wonderful!!!
There’s a carousel and sycamore trees and families and business people and locals and wonderful cafes and restaurants — just 2 minutes outside the doors of this hotel!!! Whenever I strolled or stopped for coffee here, I felt like I was a bit closer to knowing how Toulousains really live — as opposed to the tourist filled venues elsewhere in town. This is where the incredible shops are, too! (brand-name boutiques and quaint “ma & pa” shops — clothes, accessories, wines, housewares — just wonderful!)
Lastly, I could sleep — soundly — at night with the window open!! The St George hotel is set just a bit off the main drag — enough to make it a bit quieter than some of the other hotels in the city. It was not silent by any means, but it was not disturbing, either.
How much does a room costs at Mercure Toulouse Centre Saint-Georges ?
Prices start 162$/night for Standard Room with Double Bed. The Privilege Apartment with 1 Double Bed and Sofa is 186$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
This air-conditioned apartment has 1 separate bedroom with a bathroom, and free Wi-Fi access. The living room includes a sofa bed, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and an equipped kitchen area with tea/coffee making facilities.
Where to book online – Mercure Toulouse Centre Saint-Georges – Gay Friendly Hotels Toulouse– you can find the best hotels deals in Toulouse during Toulouse Violet Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Toulouse on Booking.com or Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. Pullman Toulouse Centre Ramblas 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Toulouse
The 5-star Pullman Toulouse Centre offers modern and stylish accommodation within walking distance to the city centre and Place du Capitole. It is just a 15-minute drive from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport and 450 m from Matabiau SNCF Train Station, while Toulouse Stadium is just 4 km away.
Each of the elegantly decorated rooms at the Pullman Toulouse Centre is air-conditioned and has free WiFi access and a TV with 70 channels. A minibar and a tea and coffee maker are also featured, and the hotel provides complimentary bottled water.
In the morning, a buffet breakfast is served. Guests can enjoy cocktails from the SW Lounge. Afterwards, they can sample innovative international cuisine at the SW restaurant.
The Pullman Toulouse is a convenient, comfortable hotel located a short walk from the center of the city. While it primarily caters to all travelers, it’s a good choice for visitors due to its proximity to the train station and city center.
The deluxe room I had was comfortable, although with two double beds, there was little space to maneuver around them. All of the standard amenities you would expect were present, but as a deluxe room, it also featured a Nespresso coffee maker and complimentary minibar (with waters and sodas). Bathroom amenities were well stocked with a mix of C.O. Bigelow products. Internet was fast and reliable, and while my room overlooked the busy street, quiet.
While I didn’t have breakfast or dinner at the hotel, staff at the bar were friendly and happy to offer coffee in the morning or drinks in the evening.
I chose this hotel because it is located near the central train station, subway station, shops, markets and restaurants, the room is big enough for two with all the basic amenities. The hotel is on a major street but it is quiet. The lobby is small with limited seatings. All in all it was good enough for a short stay.
Probably the friendliest most helpful staff we have every encountered in our travels. Very large modern hotel room, about a 10 minute walk from the Toulouse train station. Our only complaint about our room was trying to adjust the thermostat to keep our room cool in the evening. In spite of this we would definitely stay at the hotel again if we were to return to Toulouse.
An upscale and modern hotel, part of the AccorHotels group located very close (4-5 minutes walk) to the train station
The rooms were large and fabulous too. Breakfast was lovely.
Hotel is a short 10 minute walk from the main Capitole Square.
Rooms were a good size, and very comfortable and clean, decorated in a modern style. Water was provided in the room, although no minibar contents were provided. An unusual feature was a small window from the main part of the room into the bathroom.
I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Toulouse.
Some hotels just get it all right, and the Pullman Toulouse Centre Ramblas is one of them!
The hotel is located at a short walk distance from the city center, it’s lobby is decorated with quite a collection of contemporary artworks from new age artists, all of which we understood are in fact for sale
Overall interior of the hotel, including its F&B outlets and guest rooms is contemporary with “warm” touches
We received a warm welcome upon arrival, we were assisted with our luggage, our car was valet parked, and we were allocated a room on the 6th floor, thus allowing us to walk the stairs rather than use the elevators
Guest room was spacious and fitted out with a great bed/ mattress, large LCD screen and a large walk-in shower with powerful shower head
Breakfast was buffet style and offered a great selection of food & beverage items and also included a hot beverages table service…..we were impressed with the selection of bread and yoghurts
What caught our attention as well was the presence of polyvalent staff, and the fact the staff members seemed to enjoy themselves working in different environments, something unfortunately becoming more and more rare these days
We also noticed the presence of two electric scooters in the hotel lobby, available for rent, and a facility we would have definitely used, however rainy weather didn’t allow us this fun.
Check-out & departure assistance was as good as when we checked-in
Definitely a place were we will return and highly recommended to those after a hotel in a great city center location, with friendly services and guaranteeing a great night sleep.
How much does a room costs at Pullman Toulouse Centre Ramblas ?
This spacious room includes a free WiFi connection, free bottled water, a Nespresso coffee machine, tea/coffee making facilities and a flat-screen HD TV. The bathroom features a walk-in rain shower, separate toilet and C.O. Bigelow toiletries.
Where to book online – Pullman Toulouse Centre Ramblas – Gay Friendly Hotels Toulouse– you can find the best hotels deals in Toulouse during Toulouse Violet Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Toulouse on Booking.com or Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. Citadines Wilson Toulouse 3* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Toulouse
Only a 5-minute walk from Place du Capitole and 5 km from Toulouse Stadium, the Citadines Apart’hotel is located in central Toulouse. It is an ideal base for discovering the magnificent architecture of the old Ville Rose district.
The Appart’hotel Toulouse Wilson offers 104 apartments and studios featuring a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave/grill, dishwasher and fridge, satellite TV and a work desk.
In the morning, a continental buffet breakfast is available. For lunch and dinner, you will find various restaurants nearby.
The nearby metro and bus lines mean getting around Toulouse is easy and Toulouse-Matabiau Train Station is only a few minutes on foot from the Citadines Apart’hotel.
See why so many travelers make Citadines Wilson Toulouse their hotel of choice when visiting Toulouse. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.
For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Toulouse, Citadines Wilson Toulouse is located a short distance from Chapelle des Carmelites (0.3 mi) and Theatre du Capitole (0.3 mi).
Guest rooms offer amenities such as air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a kitchenette, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel.
Citadines Wilson Toulouse features a 24 hour front desk and a sun terrace, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts breakfast buffet. If you are driving to Citadines Wilson Toulouse, parking is available.
Toulouse has plenty of French restaurants. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like La Cantine à La Une et Le Bistroquet, Le Saint Sauvage, and Michel Sarran, which are serving up some great dishes.
If you’re looking for something to do, Place du Capitole (0.3 mi), Marché Victor Hugo (0.1 mi), and Jardin Japonais (0.9 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Citadines Wilson Toulouse.
At Citadines Wilson Toulouse, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Toulouse.
This hotel is incredibly well located in central Toulouse. The rooms are equipped with a small kitchen area separate from the bedroom ; So you’re getting close to an apartment rather than a straight hotel room.
Beds are comfy and decent quality coffee is provided free in the communal ground floor area.
We only had breakfast at the hotel once during our 5 night stay, choosing to eat in the nearby city centre instead. At the hotel it was €10 and satisfactory, if rather basic.
Would definitely recommend Le Bibent in the main square for an exceptional Michelin Star breakfast in amazing surroundings for €18.
For a typically French cosy dining experience check out La Gouaille at 6 Rue Joutx Aigues.
Finally a big ‘thank you’ to Francois at the hotel who suggested, and helped plan, our day trip to Albi during our stay ; A fantastic place & an easy hour’s train journey from the nearby railway station.
This hotel is located right in heart of Toulouse, a minute walk from Jean Jaures and Place Wilson, this however means it is on a busy and noisy road. Our room faced out to front of hotel and every night we were woken by the noise. Some rooms face the inner courtyard, if possible ask for a inner facing room.
Staff were friendly and check in was easy and quick.
The garden area was very useful.
The rooms are apartments, so have a small kitchen area, with fridge, microwave etc. Overall, a good hotel given the cost and how well located.
Strong points of this Hotel are the excellent location – in the very center of the city and extremely close to one metro station – and the irreproachable cleanness. This is an apartment hotel, i.e. rooms are equipped with everything you can need to prepare some food by yourself, if you want to.
There’s a small but excellent supermarket a few meters away, as well as plenty of gay friendly restaurants in the surrounding area.
How much does a room costs at Citadines Wilson Toulouse ?
This studio features a flat-screen TV, CD player and kitchenware.
Where to book online – Citadines Wilson Toulouse – Gay Friendly Hotels Toulouse– you can find the best hotels deals in Toulouse during Toulouse Violet Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Toulouse on Booking.com or Trip.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.