The French have identified the most hospitable city in the country, and it's not Paris or Nice

By TravelWiseFeb 28, 2024 05:05 AMNews
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The French have identified the most hospitable city in the country, and it's not Paris or Nice
Toulouse is considered more hospitable than Paris. Source: Pixabay

Toulouse, a picturesque city in the south of France, has been named the friendliest city in the country, surpassing even the world-famous gem of France, Paris. It is an elegant city known as "La Ville Rose" due to its distinctive architecture crafted from pink terracotta bricks that glow during sunset.

According to the Express, the Preply platform conducted a survey among residents of 15 French cities to determine the locality with the most welcoming atmosphere. As a result, the city situated on the banks of the Garonne River, with a population exceeding 500,000 people, claimed the top spot.

Toulouse captivates visitors with its historic center, where a labyrinth of narrow streets leads to charming shops, aromatic cafes, and majestic churches. Beyond the old city, lies a modern and dynamically evolving metropolis.

The French have identified the most hospitable city in the country, and it's not Paris or Nice
Toulouse fascinates with its historic center. Source: Pixabay

The city boasts three UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Canal du Midi, the Basilica of St. Sernin, and the Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Jacques, which bear witness to its rich history.

The French have identified the most hospitable city in the country, and it's not Paris or Nice
The city is proud of three UNESCO World Heritage sites. Source: Pixabay

The climate in Toulouse is pleasant year-round, with temperatures reaching 28°C in summer and not dropping below 3°C in winter.

Travelers' reviews of Toulouse are overwhelmingly positive. Many describe it as the "best city in France," highlighting the hospitality of the locals, the variety of entertainment options, and the picturesque scenery.

The French have identified the most hospitable city in the country, and it's not Paris or Nice
Travelers' reviews of Toulouse are overwhelmingly positive. Source: Pixabay

Toulouse benefits from convenient transportation links, making it easily accessible to travelers from around the world. Direct flights from European cities facilitate planning an unforgettable trip to this "pink city" with a heart.

In addition to Toulouse, the friendliest cities in France also include Strasbourg, Rennes, and Bordeaux. However, according to residents of the country, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, and Paris are not as hospitable.

As TravelWise previously reported, there is one city in France that is unfairly ignored by tourists.

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