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Post Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:27 pm
Posted by wrencat1873 on Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:27 pm
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A few of us are going to Toulouse later this season and i'm trying to find the best area of the city to book a hotel.
Something central seems best but for those that have been there in the past, it would be great to get some ideas.
I could PM Jean but, then again...............
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Post Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:49 pm
Posted by Cokey on Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:49 pm
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wrencat1873 wrote:
A few of us are going to Toulouse later this season and i'm trying to find the best area of the city to book a hotel.
Something central seems best but for those that have been there in the past, it would be great to get some ideas.
I could PM Jean but, then again...............


Then again...................He's from Chorley. :D
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Re: Visiting Toulouse
Post Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:26 pm
Posted by JEAN CAPDOUZE on Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:26 pm
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wrencat1873 wrote:
A few of us are going to Toulouse later this season and i'm trying to find the best area of the city to book a hotel.
Something central seems best but for those that have been there in the past, it would be great to get some ideas.
I could PM Jean but, then again...............


I don't regularly stay in a hotel in Toulouse anymore, because it is easier for me to drive there and back from Carcassonne. However my memory from the old days, when I lived in Paris, is that
Hotel ibis Styles Toulouse Centre Gare is the most economical and convenient for visitors, especially those from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The bus will take you there from Toulouse's airport. The train station and metro is just across the street.
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Re: Visiting Toulouse
Post Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:18 pm
Posted by coco the fullback on Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:18 pm
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JEAN CAPDOUZE wrote:
I don't regularly stay in a hotel in Toulouse anymore, because it is easier for me to drive there and back from Carcassonne. However my memory from the old days, when I lived in Paris, is that
Hotel ibis Styles Toulouse Centre Gare is the most economical and convenient for visitors, especially those from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The bus will take you there from Toulouse's airport. The train station and metro is just across the street.

The power of the Internet, eh?
Even from Chorley you can Google "toulouse hotels" ;)
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Post Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:01 pm
Posted by Fax Machine on Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:01 pm
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wrencat1873 wrote:
A few of us are going to Toulouse later this season and i'm trying to find the best area of the city to book a hotel.
Something central seems best but for those that have been there in the past, it would be great to get some ideas.
I could PM Jean but, then again...............


This is where we are staying this time: https://www.kyriad.com/en/hotels/kyriad-toulouse-centre

Walking distance of both the Central Station and The Melting Pot (which is the main pub of choice for most RL Supporters.)
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Post Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:32 pm
Posted by wrencat1873 on Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:32 pm
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Fax Machine wrote:
This is where we are staying this time: https://www.kyriad.com/en/hotels/kyriad-toulouse-centre

Walking distance of both the Central Station and The Melting Pot (which is the main pub of choice for most RL Supporters.)


Thanks for that, appreciated.
How simple is it to get to the ground from there ?
Re: Visiting Toulouse
Post Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:23 pm
Posted by JEAN CAPDOUZE on Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:23 pm
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This is where we are staying this time: https://www.kyriad.com/en/hotels/kyriad-toulouse-centre

Walking distance of both the Central Station and The Melting Pot (which is the main pub of choice for most RL Supporters.)


The hotel blurb says:

"The hotel is 1 km from Matabiau SNCF railway station,"

Well I can tell you from much personal experience that the Toulouse Ibis I recommended -- Toulouse Centre Gare -- is right opposite (100 metres) from the Matabiau SNCF railway station and the metro. Of course the Ibis is more expensive, but you pay for the convenience.
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Re: Visiting Toulouse
Post Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:44 pm
Posted by M62 J30 TRINITY on Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:44 pm
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wrencat1873 wrote:
A few of us are going to Toulouse later this season and i'm trying to find the best area of the city to book a hotel.
Something central seems best but for those that have been there in the past, it would be great to get some ideas.
I could PM Jean but, then again...............

Went in 98 with England for the football, can't remember much to be honest but there's a big square in the centre with plenty of bars. Seem to recall quite a few RU bars, nice City though.

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Re: Visiting Toulouse
Post Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:07 am
Posted by Leyther_Matt on Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:07 am
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Fax Machine wrote:
This is where we are staying this time: https://www.kyriad.com/en/hotels/kyriad-toulouse-centre

Walking distance of both the Central Station and The Melting Pot (which is the main pub of choice for most RL Supporters.)

That's nearer to De Danu rather than the Melting Pot, although still not particularly far.

If you're visiting for a few days at a nice time of year then I'd recommend the Novotel Compans Caffarelli which is about a 25 minute walk from the Melting Pot, is a very nice, modern hotel set within Japanese gardens and even has an outdoor swimming pool.

If you want cheap and cheerful then I'd recommend Toulouse Ibis Centre which is at the side of Jean d'Arc bus station which is served by buses from the airport and is also where you need to catch the bus to Blagnac for going to the stadium. 5 minutes walk from the Melting Pot.

(As you may have guessed, the Melting Pot is the centre of the rugby league universe in Toulouse and has a ton of scarves and flags from UK RL clubs all over the ceiling and walls)
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Post Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:16 pm
Posted by Exiled down south on Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:16 pm
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If you're visiting for a few days at a nice time of year then I'd recommend the Novotel Compans Caffarelli which is about a 25 minute walk from the Melting Pot, is a very nice, modern hotel set within Japanese gardens and even has an outdoor swimming pool.


We stayed at the Novotel Compans Caffarelli which was excellent. Easy for transport to/from the airport and also to the ground. Set in a park just of the main drag with a couple of pubs on. There is an English guy who gets in the Metling pot who acts as an unofficial liaison officer. The Broncos also stayed here.
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