Fodor's Expert Review Le Grand Balcon

8–10 rue Romiguières, Toulouse, Occitania, 31000, France

You can dream in the clouds with Toulouse's famous aviators in this 1930s hotel tucked into a corner of Place du Capitole—popular with pioneering pilots back in the glory days, it's been playfully retrofitted with a smart design that pays homage to Toulouse's high-flying heritage. Black-and-white portraits and archival footage of the brave early airmen ornament the walls, telling the tale of pilots like Antoine de Saint-Exupéry who holed up here. Aside from Saint-Exupéry’s original suite (which has been decorated to reflect his era), the sleek grayscale rooms have an edgy minimalist decor, industrial-style lighting, plus mod-cons like Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs.

PROS

  • A+ location next to Place du Capitol
  • stylish design
  • congenial staff
  • A-plus location next to Place du Capitole

CONS

  • lower level rooms get street noise
  • no on-site parking
  • some rooms feel small
  • lower-level rooms get street noise

QUICK FACTS

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HOTEL INFO

Phones: -05–34–25–44–09

HOTEL DETAILS

47 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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