Days out: Trips & Tours

Parc Animalier de Saint-Clar - Animal Park
150 animals from Australia including wallabies, emus and alpacas in semi-liberty. Free kids workshops on aboriginal culture and nature plus snack bar during school holidays (Zone 1) and Sundays. Open all year round. See website for hours (32).
Tours of the Airbus site (including the A380 production line), Concorde, La Depeche du Midi and La Companie Generrale des Eaux. Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings (9:00-12:30 and 14:00-18:00); At 10, ave Guynemer in Colomiers (31).
The Global Greeter Network
A network of volunteers who show their city to visitors, not as a guide but as a local; such as shopping, architecture, parks, gastronomy, sport, neighbourhoods, markets. Multi-lingual. See website for information on greeters in Toulouse (31).
Balloon flights over the Tarn
Hot air balloon flights over the Tarn countryside. Fully licensed, qualified, and insured English pilot. Mornings and evenings, weekdays and weekends throughout the year (81).
La Maison des Chameaux et parc animalier (The House of Camel...
Interactive animal displays from 14:00 - 18:00 daily. Includes camels, llamas, alpacas and goats. In Castelnau Riviere Basse. (65)
Quercy Tours
Discover the Lot region. Excursions for individuals or small groups. Full or half day tour in an air-conditionned vehicle: Saint Cirq Lapopie - Pech Merle prehistoric Cave, Rocmadour - Padirac Cave, Cahors Wine Route English spoken. Booking only.
Marmot Tours Activity Holidays
Travel company organising week or weekend holidays in the Pyrenees.
Aquarium Tropical de Pierrefitte
60 aquariums house more than 500 species of fish in both fresh and salt water. Open every day, located in Pierrfitte (65)
Ecomusee de LArmagnac
Nature trail through forests and around 7 lakes. Gascon barn with traditional tools and casks for armagnac making, distillery and underground wine store. Open 1 Aril- October 31 Mondays to Fridays from 09:00-12:00;14:00-18:00 Saturdays 14:00-!8:00 and Su
Musee Georges-Labit
Exhibiting Egyptian antiques, mummies and sarcophagus, giving an idea of egyptian funeral rituals. Papyrus and vases. Situated 17, rue du Japon, Toulouse. Open 10:00-17:00 Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri and Sat.
Over the years this reptile exhibition has become the largest in Europe. The reptiles are kept in calm natural surroundings and can be seen in daylight. Open all year. Located in Martel (46)
Circuit Villages Fleuris et Richesse Historique
Starting in Condom, walking to Caussens and Blaziert, Roquepine, Berault, Valence and Cassaigne, discovering historical buildings, canal locks and pretty villages.
Le petit train dArtouste
A cable car ride from the lac de Fabreges to Sagette, (2000m) followed by a 50 min. train ride through the mountains to Artouste, then a short walk to spend an hour by the lake before returning. Operates every day Jun - Sept. Located in Artouste (64)
Les Gorges de Kakuetta
Walk for 1 or 2 hours in rain forest surroundings passed a 20 foot waterfall. Visit the nearby Grotte du Lac with stalactites and stalagmites. Open every day from 8.00-sunset March 15th-November15th. Hiking boots advised. Entrance fee
Musee Saint-Raymond
Roman amphitheatre, ancient church and basilica. Open everyday 10:00-18:00 Until 19:00 1 June-31 August. Closed 1 January, 1 May and 25 December Situated at place Saint-Sernain, Toulouse
Le Gouffre DEsparros
A mineral garden exhibiting a variety of delicate and original mineral secretions. A unique classified and preserved site. 1 hour visits in 13 degree temperatures.
Ophorus Authentic Excursions
Toulouse based mini-van tour operator that specialises in excursions, tours and transfers in all the regions that compose South West France.
Abbaye de Saint-Michel
X111 century Abbey found in Gaillac, Tarn. Vaulted galleries exhibiting archealogical collections, scared art and wine legends. Glass and earth productions, artifacts from Gaillac churches. Open 09:30-13:00 and 14:00-19:00.
Discover the evolution of various species in this prehistoric park, the beginning of sea-life, dinosaurs, flying reptiles, the first birds and pre-historic mammals and the evolution of man. Daily life of Neolithic man. Located in La Cave (46)
Pic du Jer
A funicular taking you to the summit of the Pic du Jer. Panoramic terrace with 360 degree view, snacks and shop. Suitable for groups, individuals, families and mountain bikes. Located in Lourdes (65)
Le Village Gaulois
The Gallic village is a natural site of archaeological reconstruction set in 9 hectares. It contains a number of traditional dwellings and in the summer there are demonstrations of industry and craft. Open Easter to November. Located Saint-Julien (31)
Adventure park for adults and children. Activities from 3 to 10 meters above the ground, giant swing, initiation area for children below 1m30, overnight stay available in cabins. We are open from March to November
2 hectares of shaded park, 10 minutes from Toulouse, containing: Aquarium, boules court, 3 trampolines, cart rides, volley ball court, picnic area and snack bar. Small lake, waterfall and mini farm with pigs, goats and donkeys. Open summer only.
30 minute guided tour in a choice of 7 languages. Day time all year except July and August and nighttime all season.
Du Moudang
Water and aerial activities taking place in a gorge over a river. Experience rope bridges, Tarzan swings, cable descents with pulleys. Minimum height to enter, 1m40. Fully supervised. Located in Aragnouet (65)
Toulouse Walking Tours
English speaking walking tours covering the culture and history of Toulouse, La Ville Rose. (32)
Sentier VTT de Saverdun
12 km ride through the forests, starting in the Bonnac woods, Ariege. Offers panoramic views of the Pyrenees.
Donjon des Aigles
Chateau Beaucens houses a collection of birds of prey kites, vultures, eagles, fish eagles, falcons, buzzards and parrots. Open from April to September every day from 10:00-12:00 and 14:30-18:30. Bird Shows every afternoon.
Lou Fijagol. En Petit Train Routier.
40 minute commentated tour in the historical areas of the old town of Figeac. Everyday except Saturday from 27/06 to 05/09
Le Truffadou. Circuit sur Rails
Discover the Dordogne Valley along the old railway line. 1 hour trip from Martel to Saint Denis.
Cite de Lespace
The cite de lespace is a space and astronomy theme park in Toulouse. A planetarium, stellarium, Imax screen, interactive exhibitions, activities, school visits, group visits and event venue. 2 restaurants and a snack bar (31).
Musee de Cire
18 scenes telling the history of Albi, featuring famous local people and ancient crafts and industries. Closed January and February.
Asinerie dEmbazac
Donkey farm where you can learn how to care for these animals, taste their milk and make cosmetics from donkey milk. Located in LIsle Jourdain.
Maison du Vieil Alby
Authentic medieval house, with half timberwork and original bricks. One of the oldest houses in Albi. Open all year.
Pyreneen Donkey farm in the Gers. Take a 1 hour donkey trek along the banks of the Ardour. Open all year if pre-reserved (32).
Montgolfieres de Gascogne
Hot air ballooning over Gascony. Pilot lessons available. Located at "Bordes" in Lectoure (32).
Musee du Saut-du-Tarn
The factory was built in 1824 and housed the first hydro-electric station. Museum tells the story of the beginnings of electricity and the production of steel and tool making. Closed 16 November to 28 February and 1 November. In Saint-Juery, Tarn (81).
Souillac. En Petit Train Routier
1 hour tour through the old quarters of Souillac. Everyday from 01/07 to 30/09 from 10:00-19:00 with a night tour at 21:30
Les Etangs de la Moulie
3 lakes to fish for trout, salmon and carp. Fresh water shrimp between June and August. Rod hire available. Night fishing from 20:00-24:00. Refreshments on site. Located in Panjas, Gers
La Maison des Loups
Discover wolves from Europe, Canada and the Antarctic, dwarf goats, donkeys and lambs. Ornitholical walks, commentated wolf feeding daily, picnic and bar/restaurant & shop. Open Apr - Nov. Located in Orlu (09)