Winter is on the way, but many tourist destinations are still open and waiting to welcome you warmly.
See below for my suggestions for plans and addresses for things to do in Toulouse for winter, you to plan your weekend with your friends, family, or your partner. I’ve listed all tourist attractions open from November through February.
It’s a different option to experience the rich history of our region with a variety of seasons and hues! Trees that have orange leaves, low-angled lighting at sunset, and maybe…some snowflakes! The holiday season is on the coming; take home a gift whether it’s culinary, cultural, or artistic that you can display on the table for Christmas!
Best Things to do in Toulouse for Winter
Each website displays the opening hours as well as a link to my blog! I hope that, after having read this article, the Haute-Garonne, Ariege, and Haute-Pyrenees will be able to reveal their secrets to you! Have a great time reading and look forward to the weekends ahead!
- Memorial Museum de Portet-sur-Garonne: Discover the lifestyle of Portet-sur-Garonne. It is open from Wednesdays 9 am-12 pm and 2 pm until 6 pm on Saturdays from 10 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 6 pm. Guided tours are offered every Friday from 9 am-12 pm and 2 pm-6 pm.
- Pastel Museum Explore this blue color. It’s open Monday from 10 am to 1 pm, and from 2 pm to 5 pm on Tuesdays and on Saturdays from 10 am until 1 pm, and from 2 pm until 7 pm.
- Les Abattoirs: All the kinds that are part of Contemporary Art. The museum is open from Wednesday through Sunday, from 12 pm to 6 pm. Tours with guides start at 2.30 pm.
- Let’s Go to Airbus and be in the middle of the aeronautical industry! During the period of the academic holiday, tours are open by pre-booking only between Monday and Saturday. Outside of academic holidays, tours are available by pre-booking only on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
- Aeroscopia Museum The Aeroscopia Museum is a place to explore the world of aeronautics! It’s open during the academic holidays in the C Zone from 9.30 am to 7 pm and on days other than the academic holidays between 9.30 am and 6 pm. The office is closed from Monday 8th January until 12th January.
- Clement Ader Museum: Learn about the story of the town as well as the famous battle of the 13th century and discover the remarkable individuals who contributed to the development of history. The museum is open from Tuesday through Saturday, from 2 pm until 5.30 pm.
- Toulouse Medicine History Museum: Learn about the medical history of Toulouse. It is open every Thursday and Friday from 11 am until 5 pm.
- Augustins Museum: Art exhibits and archaeological remains. The museum is open from Wednesday through Monday, from 10 am until 6 pm. It is open late on Wednesday evenings until 9 pm.
- Transports and Communications Museum: Learn about the different ways of transport. It’s open every Thursday from 10 am until 12 pm and from 2 pm until 4 pm.
- The Museum of Ancient Tools: Every Saturday between 2 pm and 6 pm.
- Canal du Midi Museum and Gardens: Explore the museum in this important place in the town. It’s open on weekends and during holidays from 2 pm until 5 pm, and from 1 pm until 5 pm until February. The site is closed during January.
- Geaoges Labit Museum: A variety of collections are displayed. It’s open daily except for Mondays and weekends from 10 am to 5 pm.
- Saint-Raymond Museum: Discover the numerous antiquities in Toulouse through this museum. It’s open from 10 am until 6 pm.
- Toulouse Natural History Museum: Explore the various exhibits, including the theme of common interest and science. A stimulating and educational place where you can learn while having fun. It’s open every day from Tuesday to Sunday between 10 am and 6 pm.
- Cite of the Espace: Journey to the center of space and stars with the Cite of the Space. It’s open throughout the year-long, from 10 am to 5 pm, excluding the Christmas holiday, and from 10 am until 6 pm during the holiday season until January 7th. Then it is closed for a month.
- Zoo Africa Safari: Find out about the distinctive animals of Africa. It’s open daily throughout the year, between 10 am and 6 pm.
- Grand Hotel and Train a Museum of Cremaillere: It is open Monday and Wednesday, from 9 am to 12 pm and on Friday between 4 pm and 6 pm.
- Pays de Luchon Museum: Explore a variety of exhibitions that tell the past of Comminges. The museum is open all day, except Tuesdays, from 10 am until 12 pm and from 3 pm to 6 pm.
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LOURDES AND THE VALLEES DES GAVES:
- Abbal Museum: Explore the various art collections. It’s open from 3 pm until 6 pm only on weekends.
- Pyrenees Tropical Aquarium: Discover the deep sea and the creatures that inhabit it. It’s open from 10 am until 12 pm and from 2 pm until 5 pm daily.
- Montsegur Castle: Famous Cathar site, you can visit this famous castle dating from its heyday in the Middle Ages. It’s open from 11 am until 4 pm except for weather conditions. The museum is closed during January but reopens on February 1st.
- Count of Foix Castle: Military Fortress and later the residence for the countesses of Foix This magnificent castle is now home to its Ariege Departmental Museum. The castle is accessible the throughout the year, between 10.30 am to 12 pm and between 2 pm and 5 pm (in November and December) and from 2 pm to 5.30 pm between January and March. The castle is closed on Tuesdays (outside school holidays).
- Bedeilhac Cave: An ornamented cave with gorgeous drawings, concretions, and paintings. The cave is open until 24th December. It is open from 10 am on Saturdays and Sundays.
- Niaux Cave: Famous for its paintings and sculptures, the Grotte of Niaux is sure to awestruck you. The cave is open throughout the year and the hours of opening depend on the days of the week. You can check the schedule HERE.
- Resistance and Deportation Historic Centre: Explore the past of WW2 in Ariege. The center is open Monday through Friday, 10 am until 12 pm and 2 pm until 5.30 pm, and on Saturdays during the Christmas holiday between 10 am and 12 pm.
- Niaux spinning: Learn the process involved in the process of turning wool into clothing. It’s open every Tuesday from 4 pm to visit.
- Pierre Bayle House: Discover the world that was the mind of the philosopher. The house is open on Monday Thursday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday from 2 pm until 6 pm.
- The Reptiles Farm: Admire beautiful reptiles as well as discover new species. The farm is open from 2 pm until 6 pm on weekends, including school holidays and bank holidays. It is not open during January.
- The Domaine des Oiseaux: Discover the world of these tiny creatures that are enthralling our lives every day. The site opens from 3 pm until 5 pm on Wednesdays and 10 am-12 pm on Saturdays and from 3 pm to 5.30 pm on Sundays.
- Esparros Cave: Go to the very center of Earth and marvel at its beauty. It’s open throughout the end of the Christmas season, all day from 10 am to noon and all hours from 13.30 pm until 5 pm. For the month of January, the website will be open on Saturdays as well as Sundays, from 2 pm until 5 pm. Then in February and March, you can visit on Saturdays and Sundays between 10 am and 12 pm, between 13.30 pm and 5.30 pm, and on Wednesdays every in the afternoon between 13.30 pm and 5.30 pm.
- Marble Museum: See the most impressive collection of marble stones. It’s open on Wednesday on Friday, Saturday, and Wednesday from 2.30 pm until 5.30 pm. (Outside the school holiday).
- Nestes Castle: Discover an exquisite illustration of the fortifications that surrounded this valley across the centuries. The castle is open until the 31st of December, between 9.30 am and 12 pm, and from 2 pm until 6 pm.
- La Maison de l’Ours (The Bear’s House): Meet Bingo and learn about his world. It’s open daily from 9 am until 12.30 pm and between 2 pm and 5.30 pm.
- Pyrenean National Park House: Find out about the flora as well as the wildlife that inhabit the Pyrenees. The park is open from Tuesday until Saturday. Check the opening hours directly with them.
- Pastoralism Pyrenean House: Explore the universe of the mountains. The house is open all year long, from 9:00 am to 12 pm, and from 2 pm until 6 pm.
FROM TARBES TO THE PLATEAU OF LANNEMEZAN:
The Mauvezin Castle is a must. See this stunning fortress in the Hautes-Pyrenees. It is open between 1.30 pm and 5.30 pm all day. It’s open until 11 am during the Christmas holiday season.
- The Marshal Foch native’s home: Learn about the life of the famous marshal. It’s open from Wednesday through Monday, from 9.30 am until 12.15 pm and 2 pm to 5.15 pm.
- Massey Museum: The museum has many exhibits that await you! It’s open daily between 10 am and 12 pm, and 2 pm-5 pm, and on Tuesdays, excluding.
ALONG THE ADOUR RIVER:
- Maubourguet Archaeological Museum: Discover the archaeological artifacts found in the region. It is accessible Monday through Friday, between 9 am and 12.30 pm and from 2 pm until 6 pm in addition to Sunday from 10 am until 12 pm.
- Wood and Marquetry Museum: Explore the wood and all the possibilities for creating. It is open from Tuesday through Saturday, from 10.30 am until 12.30 pm and 2 pm-6 pm in addition to the first Sundays of the month between 2 pm and 6 pm.