Toulouse, France

Villa du Taur

Rates from (ex tax)$88.67

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR79.00), via, using today’s exchange rate.


Street art you desire


Cathedral-side centrality

Small but mighty boutique hotel Villa du Taur packs a big punch with it’s MoMa-worthy collection of contemporary art, city-centre location and gourmet restaurant, which doubles up as a gallery for the hotel’s street-art pieces. Set in one of Toulouse’s pretty-in-pink-brick buildings, the hotel’s a short stroll from the city’s top sights – not that’ll you’ll need to leave to experience the area’s finest. Works by world-famous artists like Banksy and Keith Haring, and homegrown talents, such as Fafi and Loïc Mondé, fill the hotel. Artistic appetite satisfied, head to Sixty-two restaurant to indulge your less-philosophical hungers. Local chef, Olivier Godechoul’s top-notch Toulousain fare goes down very easily with a tipple or two of French gin from the bar – all in the name of cultural discovery, of course…

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Need to know


17, including one suite.


11am. Earliest check-in, 3pm. Both are flexible, subject to availability; the hotel can store your luggage if you’re arriving early or leaving late.


Double rooms from $88.67 (€72), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €2.42 per person per night on check-out.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR71.82), via, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates usually exclude breakfast; choose the Express (€11 a person) or the Chef’s (€19 a person) – the latter has a selection of freshly-baked breads and pastries, eggs any-way, cereal, cheeses, charcuterie, fruit, organic juices, coffee and tea.


Owner Nicolas Andrieu and his team work closely with local companies to bring the best of Toulouse to Villa du Taur; the bread served in the restaurant comes exclusively from one of the best bakers in the city and the vibrant graffiti-inspired art around the hotel – which includes works by Banksy and Loïc Mondé – is on loan from local galleries.

At the hotel

Lounge, contemporary art collection, hair-straighteners (on request at reception) and free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, air-conditioning, free bottled water, minibar, and tea- and coffee-making facilities.

Our favourite rooms

Whether you choose your room for its original artwork, lively people-watching ops, or cleverly-designed space-saving tricks – such as a bedside table manoeuvred by a pulley system – each is stylishly decorated in cool blues, soft greys, black and white. Families and friends travelling together should stay in the Penthouse, which occupies the entire top floor and has two bedrooms, both with an ensuite bathroom, and a shared living room.

Packing tips

Think like the hotel’s designers and dream up out-of-the-box ways to save suitcase space for your own fledgling art collection or stylish sunglasses bought at the hotel.


One of the Premium Rooms on the first floor is wheelchair accessible.


Pets can stay in all rooms for €15 a night. See more pet-friendly hotels in Toulouse.


Kids of any age are welcome. All rooms can fit a baby cot (on request) and the hotel can provide changing mats and bottle warmers. Premium Room 401 and Junior Suite 402 can interconnect to create the Penthouse, which sleeps up to four people.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Pick a table next to your favourite piece of art. In the summer, dine alfresco in the alleyway terrace where foliage climbs up the hotel walls.

Dress Code

A statement tee with an anarchic, Banksy-worthy slogan, or rich and sultry getups à la Loïc.

Hotel restaurant

Located on the ground floor of the hotel, Sixty-two is art-filled restaurant serving creative cuisine by chef Olivier Godechoul. Having worked his away around France’s leading culinary institutes, he’s returned to his hometown of Toulouse to make wonderful things with the area’s finest fare. He rigorously selects the ingredients that star in his modern menu, which includes roast duck, mackerel and juicy giant prawns. On the walls you spot Banksy’s Laugh Now and Let's Get Dirty album covers, calligraphic paintings by Loïc Mondé and Keith Haring’s colourful figures holding hearts. 

Hotel bar

Gin may not be the first tipple to spring to mind when one thinks of France, but du vin can’t hog all the limelight – a spirited evening at Sixty-two’s Gin Bar will convert purists. The finest pick on the drinks list is Gin Carmen, which hails from Cognac; it’s only available at two hotels in France: here, and the Ritz in Paris, so it’s really quite special. Try a gin-infused take on a classic cocktail, such as Le Moginto (an alternative mojito) or Le Bronx, made with gin, red and white Martini and orange juice. 

Last orders

Breakfast is served 7am to 10.30am, everyday. Sixty-two is open for lunch from 12 noon to 2pm, Monday to Saturday; and for dinner 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Tuesday to Saturday. The Gin Bar is open from Monday to Saturday, 7am – 10pm.

Room service

For a leisurely start to the day, enjoy breakfast in bed. A seasonal selection of small plates – Iberian ham, smoked salmon, mozzarella – are available during restaurant hours.


Photos Villa du Taur location
Villa du Taur
62 Rue du Taur


Toulouse-Blagnac Airport is just a 20-minute drive from the hotel. Fly direct from cities across the UK and Europe; if flying from further afield, connect via Paris or Madrid. Call our Smith24 team of travel experts to organise your flights.


Gare de Toulouse-Matabiau is a 10-minute drive, or a 15-minute walk from the hotel. Frequent train services arrive here from cities across France. The journey to Carcassonne is just under an hour, Bordeaux is two hours away. Call our Smith24 team to book tickets.


You won’t need a car to explore the city; however, if you do want your own set of wheels, our Smith24 team can arrange a car for you to pick up at the airport. Parking can be difficult in Toulouse; the closest car park, Jeanne d'Arc, is a 10-minute walk away and costs €15 for 24 hours.

Worth getting out of bed for

The Romanesque Basilica of Saint-Sernin is just around the corner; if you don’t go inside to view the church’s unique 11th-century sculptures and original altarpiece, at least admire its imposing architecture from the outside: music lovers should listen out for one of the soul-stirring organ performances. Delve into the area’s prehistoric past with a trip to the Muséum d'histoire Naturelle de Toulouse, then move a few millennia forward in time to the Roman era at the Musée Saint-Raymond, which has a vast collection of Antique artefacts and artworks, and an abandoned necropolis in the basement. If Villa du Taur’s art collection whets your appetite, plot a course through Toulouse’s numerous galleries and museums. View works by Renaissance and Modern masters at Musée des Augustins; or for contemporary art, head to Les Abattoirs. Blast into the future at Cité de l’Espace which explores space travel and the farthest reaches of the universe. For a peaceful afternoon visit the lush gardens of the Jardin Japonais – it’s particularly pretty in spring when the cherry-blossom trees are in full bloom. 

Local restaurants

Set in the vaulted cellars of a listed building in the old town, Michelin-starred restaurant, Py-R is run by Toulouse’s culinary wonder-child, chef Pierre Lambinon. The young, award-winning chef offers an innovative approach to classic French cuisine: the menu changes constantly, but his specialities include l’œuf mollet (a very fancy version of a boiled egg) and wild hake in a peach sauce. Another Michelin-star-holding favourite is Les Jardins de l'Opéra in the Place du Capitole. Take a seat under the glass ceiling and enjoy chef Stéphane Tournié’s langoustine ravioli, roasted pigeon in a sesame-seed crust or candied lamb shoulder; if you can’t choose, order the tasting menu and Tournié will make the tough decisions for you. The interior of Le Bibent is an explosion of baroque-style grandeur with gilded caryatid pilasters, frescoes of chubby cherubs and tall mirrors lining the walls. The food tastes as good as the interior looks; their ‘unmissable’ dishes include salmon tartare with ginger-sprinkled oysters and potatoes stuffed with pork, followed by waffles with either melted chocolate or salted caramel sauce and a small mountain of whipped cream. 

Local cafés

It’s hard to pass Flower's Café’s cake-filled windows without popping in to pick up a slice of something caramelly and chocolatey or fruit-filled or both, n'est-ce pas? Come the weekend, grab brunch at La Fiancée; their menu changes weekly, but it always features delicious breakfast foods stacked into teetering towers of granola with fresh fruit, or pancakes with bacon and eggs. They also serve healthy lunches and home-made cakes, if you get peckish later in the day. 

Local bars

No. 5 has more than 300 different tipples to choose from, so oenophiles should certainly stop by: the oldest vintage dates back to 1675. Ship-shape bar, La Cale Sèche is a favourite for locals and out-of-towners alike. The bar resembles the bow of a ship and hurricane lamps, ropes and barrels abound. The drinks list commits to the theme, offering more than 20 types of rum. With trombones and vintage posters on the walls, a grand piano by the bar and an Indiana Jones pinball machine, Dada is as odd and varied as its art-movement namesake. Take a seat on one of the charming vintage chairs and work your way through the lengthy cocktail list and wine picks. Local favourite Fat Cat has the art deco interiors of a speakeasy, and the decadent drinks to match. The atmosphere is lively and the staff enthusastic; live jazz piano evenings are a regular feature. 


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Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this art gallery-cum-hotel in Toulouse and hung their contemporary prints and shelved their bottles of exclusive-to-the-hotel spirit, Gin Carmen, a full account of their city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Villa du Taur in France…

You usually have to leave your hotel to experience a destination, but not at city-centre boutique stay, Villa du Taur in Toulouse. Start with the art; the hotel has a Frieze-worthy collection of contemporary artwork on loan from the city’s leading galleries. Works by graffiti artists such as Banksy, Toulouse-based painter Loïc Mondé and Keith Haring are on display in the halls, restaurant, rooms – every white wall they can find, really. After musing on the message of the pieces, treat yourself to Toulouse’s finest fare in restaurant Sixty-two. A native of the city, chef Olivier Godechoul uses his insider knowledge of the local food scene to bag the best baguettes from an award-winning local baker, meat and vegetables from farms in the surrounding countryside, and wine – well, you’re only a few hours from Bordeaux, need we say anymore. If you fancy something a little stronger, try the gin selection at the adjoining bar; we recommend shots of Gin Carmen, made in Cognac, this exclusive tipple is available at only two hotels in France: here, and the Ritz in Paris – oh là là.

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