Ready to combine the comfort of an apartment with the conveniences of a hotel, all set in a cultural hotbed of a city? Toulouse has just the place for you.

In partnership with Appart-Hôtel Clément Ader

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With its coral-terracotta bricks coating the alleys of the medieval old town, it’s hardly surprising that Toulouse acquired the nickname ‘La Ville Rose’ (The Pink City). France’s fourth-largest city is a dreamy jumble of waterways, artisan boutiques and churches. And just a three-minute walk from the centre of the action – Place du Capitole – you’ll find Appart-Hôtel Clément Ader, one of two Toulouse accommodations from the hotel prodigies at Privilege (Appart Hôtel Saint-Exupéry being the second).

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Is it an apartment? Is it a hotel? It’s both and a bit more besides. The beauty of aparthotels is that you get all the freedom of an apartment with all the facilities of a hotel. With Clément Ader, this means you get luxuries like a fitness centre, a sauna and a pool, while still being able to kick back on the sofa of your très chic flat. But even with your own kitchen, it’s hard to ignore the buffet breakfast spread provided, particularly when it features produce from the surrounding regions, including farms in Occitanie and artisan jam-makers in Ariège. It’s this focus on local that makes a stay at Clément Ader that bit more special.

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But with so much going on around you in Toulouse, where do you start once you’ve arrived and settled in? First of all, grab a coffee in the 19th-century marvel that is Grand Café Le Florida, then explore the trendy Saint-Cyprien district, not forgetting to investigate its bustling food market. Finish off with a dash of visual brilliance at once of the city’s many art galleries. Now, you’re ready to head back to your fully serviced apartment, perhaps to whip up a cassoulet and pour yourself a glass of locally sourced wine. Aparthotels really do have their charms.  

23, rue Bayard, 31000 Toulouse

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