This is the place for gourmands, romantics and even aviation fans, says Sarah Barrell
Why go? Since Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s pioneering mail flights in the 1920s, Toulouse has been at the heart of France’s aviation industry. Today it is also home to a large student population and a vibrant art scene. The city has a medieval old town and an attractive setting along the banks of the Canal du Midi and Garonne river.