Center of Toulouse, the pink city, La Garçonnière welcomes you with a balcony overlooking the gardens. The interior is cozy, quiet ... you will feel at home. It is unusual with these two mezzanines and lounge and a kitchen
La Garçonnière in the centre of Toulouse --- a hundred yards from the cathedral of St Etienne --is ideal as a holiday-base for exploring ‘la Ville rose’ (so called for its warm redbrick) and the surrounding region . Yet it is also a peaceful place in which to relax; enter the building at the front and you have city bustle, but at the rear the apartment overlooks cool gardens where the sound of traffic barely penetrates. It is on the first floor of a fine 19th C. building which has spacious hall and stairways (kept scrupulously clean !) and has been well-modernized.
Although originally just two rooms, the apartment is surprisingly roomy. The rooms are large with very high ceilings, into which mezzanine-floors have been inserted to give two good bedroom spaces. The accommodation is as follows:-
Small entrance hall: cloaks
Large living-room, over which there is a double-bedroom mezzanine – under the latter there is an alcove with a good-quality sofa-bed which can make two singles or one double:
Kitchen with gas-cooker, electric oven, fridge, washing-machine, dish-washer, micro-wave, toaster, coffee-maker & good range of usual utensils – kitchen gives on to porch:
Bathroom with bath, shower, w.c. & hand-basin (note there is another separate shower & separate w.c.)
Second bedroom mezzanine over the bathroom & kitchen ---two single beds plus small work-space. Please note that access to the mezzanines by a fairly steep stair may not suit some elderly or infirm people .
Both the living-room & the kitchen lead on to the balcony which runs around two sides of the building. The balcony & porch give pleasant sitting areas (with table& chairs for dining) overlooking two gardens & pool with flowers and mature trees (NB – there is no access to the gardens but they are a pleasure to look at!) On the balcony it is possible to have sun or shade at different times of the day. For winter there is central heating throughout and a traditional fireplace (logs provided) in the living-room.
Like Paris, Toulouse enjoys a superb riverside setting and is rich in architecture of the Middle-Ages, the Renaissance and neo-classical periods. It is also rich in theatres, galleries & museums, concerts & opera , music of all kinds , and has two universities. Needless to say perhaps it abounds in pavement cafés, delightful restaurants, bars and shops ranging from the quaint to the elegant --- within a hundred yards of the flat there are three café/bars, three restaurants, two bakers and other shops. For those who love walking the Canal du Midi is two minutes away, the Capitol and the river Garonne less than ten………..and in between there are several lovely old quarters of the town to explore .
The PRICE included all services, bedding, towel, cleaning and internet acces.
By Toulouse Blagnac airport, take the airport shuttle to the metro station: Compans Caffarelli, then take the metro direction Romainville, down to the subway station: François Verdier.
The Matabiau station or follow the Canal walk to the Halle aux Grains or take the Metro station Jean Jaurès station until François Verdier.
Interaction with Guests
We're here to welcome you to the extent possible, against reach us by phone for any questions.
During your stay: watering plants from the balcony.
Before leaving: do to undo the beds,
to empty the bins.
If something is missing to make your stay pleasant, does not work or is broken, report it by leaving a note or send a text message by phone.
your ideas are appreciated to improve our welcome.
We were made very welcome, given maps of the area and a bottle of wine. A few minor problems were pointed out to us which was helpful rather than having to discover these. A lovely bright cheerful apartment with a central location which meant it was really easy to access everything we needed. For anyone tall the mezzanine sleeping areas were lovely and cosy but did mean you couldn't stand up in them. Ideal for 2 people.
Llegamos al apartamento con una hora de retraso, no obstante, La acogida de Dominique fue muy cálida y comprensiva, explicándonos con paciencia donde se encontraba cada cosa y como funcionaba. El anuncio se adapta a lo que allí se encuentra. El barrio es muy animado, lleno de comercios y muy céntrico. Sin embargo en el apartamento no se escucha el ruido de la calle. La decoración interior y las plantas consiguen que el apartamento sea como un pequeño jardín.
Nous avons passé un très agréable moment lors de notre séjour à la garçonnière la semaine dernière! L'appartement est lumineux et très bien situé! Je recommande fortement la garçonnière pour un séjour a Toulouse. Attention seulement a 2 choses : la surface au sol n'est pas écrite il me semble sur la description, et l'appartement me semble plus approprié pour 4 personnes que 6. Aussi, il n'est pas recommandé de faire plus d'1m80 si vous souhaitez vous doucher debout. Voila tout, ce n'est pas non plus un palace, mais à ce prix là, je vous mets au défi de trouver plus confortable et jolie :)
Merci a Dominique et Tom pour ce chouette espace.
Merci pour votre commentaire, je suis en cours de changer la porte de douche qui a été trop sollicitée... en août impossible de trouver un maçon. dans la description il est bien marquée qu'il y a deux mezzanines séparées et que le troisième espace est dans le salon avec un lit double.
The apartment was cozy and just like the photos. Although no AC the breeze from the windows was a great cool off. What we liked most about the place was all the hidden treasures of the apartment. The unusual shower and second bathroom location. We had a rocky start with the key exchange which I believe is because the email received had the incorrect file attached and was not able to receive a call back rom Dominique until the day after. We luckily stayed with a friend the first night which was just by LUCK. The location was great for us as the city center is around 4 blocks walking close to the river and close to our friends home. We enjoyed summer nights by the river and appreciated the close restaurants open late by the river.
My friend from college, who now lives in Madrid, and I (NYC) met up for a 5 night reunion in Dominique's and Tom's lovely apartment. This was perfect for us! The apartment is very artistically decorated and has all the comforts that you would want in a home away from home. Wi-Fi was great although no TV in English channels (but you can check your smartphone so no need!). Plus you are way to busy seeing the many sights of Toulouse and it's neighboring towns to care.
The two loft bedrooms gave us each some privacy, although very tall people might feel a bit confined (I am 5 feet 6 inches and could stand comfortably, but someone taller may have to stoop). You need to be able to climb ladders, which are well constructed. The beds were very comfortable, cleaning and linens quite nice, and the welcoming bottle of wine a nice touch as well. If you want to cook, all the spices, oils etc are there...We had a problem with connecting to the internet the first day and Dominique was out immediately and had it fixed.
The location cannot be beat - half way between the train station (you can easily walk it in 20 minutes) and the old town. Our little terrace was the scene of much scenery watching and breakfasts and snack dinners. The washing machine was also quite used!
I give this a total thumbs up for style, value and location.
L'appartement est très agréable, au calme et à proximité des carmes et du capitol...et surtout dans un quartier sympa et commercant..
Dominique est une hôte charmante, je recommande ce logement
Nous avons beaucoup apprécié ce bel appartement, dont le balcon donne sur des jardins, une piscine, et une vue magnifique sur les toits du vieux Toulouse. La décoration est soignée, l'ensemble tenu avec beaucoup de soin et de goût, on se sent tout de suite chez soi. Merci de partager ce bel endroit, idéal pour découvrir Toulouse en famille ou en petit groupe d'amis!
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