One of my absolute favorite things to do in Toulouse (i’m not joking…really!) is to take a bike and bike along the canal until the city transforms into a postcard like countryside.
The canal is to your right and the plane trees (i had to look up the translation for ‘platanes’ and i think it’s quite fitting, Toulouse being the hometown of airbus and all!) to the left accompany you until there is no noise anymore, until the air is fresher and the wanderers are fewer.
That is until you hit 10km and your legs start to be a little tired 🙂
But don’t fret! As there is the perfect retreat at the ideal distance: the ‘Salon de thé de l’écluse’ (the tea house of the Lock).
To me it is much more than a tea house, it’s the promise of rest and the satisfaction of reaching a concrete goal!