TOULOUSE, FRANCE -- (Marketwire) -- 02/25/13 -- Rugby fans are counting down the days until the 2013 Heineken Cup on May 18th, and whether a fan of Toulouse's Stade Toulousain or another rugby club, there's a good chance to catch matches and more with a stay at this four-star hotel in Toulouse.
While the Heineken Cup final will take place in Dublin, qualifying matches will take place close to this hotel near Toulouse Blagnac Airport, making it a great choice for fans -- and players; in 2012, the Courtyard Toulouse Airport hosted a visiting team and plans to host again for this year's matches.
The Heineken Cup, hosted by the European Rugby Club (ERC), is a showcase of the best clubs and players in the world. Toulouse's Stade Toulousain is ranked number one in the country and number two in Europe, making it a strong competitor for this year's title. To learn more about the Heineken Cup and the ERC, visit www.ercrugby.com/eng/heinekencup/index.php.
If rugby is just one of the items on a visitor's must-experience list, these hotel accommodations in Toulouse are convenient to a number of area attractions to round out a stay in the city. Explore a personal collection of art, mostly from the 18th century and the Renaissance, at Fondation Bemberg, set in a beautiful restored mansion. Find contrast between contemporary art and its home at Les Abattoirs, former slaughterhouses that now house a museum and lovely sculpture garden. Asian art spanning more than 3,000 years of history can be found at the Musée Georges Labit, while Musée St-Raymond, in the basement of a fourth-century necropolis, displays results of an excavation of the Chiragan villa, found 60km southwest of Toulouse. See what remains of the Romans at the first-century AD Amphithéâtre Romain de Purpan, and don't miss a visit to Cathédrale Saint-Etienne, featuring a mix of styles.
To learn more about the area surrounding the four-star Courtyard Toulouse Airport, visit www.courtyardtoulouse.com, which features details about hotel amenities, maps, transportation information and a guide to the city's top attractions.
About the Courtyard Toulouse Airport
After arriving at Toulouse Blagnac International Airport, a comfortable place to stay is just minutes away. At the four-star Courtyard Toulouse Airport hotel, business travelers and vacationers alike will find the amenities, space and convenience they want during their visit to this southwestern French city. Accommodations are warm and inviting with luxurious bedding, a minifridge, high-speed Internet access, a large desk with ergonomic chair, elegantly designed bathroom, coffee/tea service, flat-screen TV with premium cable channels and convenient in-room dining. For a full American breakfast, head to Oleo Pazzo, where evenings turn out southern-style, home-cooked dishes on the terrace. Running late or hungry after hours? The 24-hour market offers snacks and more. With three meeting rooms, a complimentary airport shuttle and location close to the head office for Airbus, the Courtyard Toulouse Airport hotel is a smart choice for business travel. Unwind at the fitness centre or the seasonal outdoor heated pool. Nearby explore museums, the opera and the famous Place du Capitole.
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Courtyard Toulouse Airport
4Bis, Rue Alain Fournier Saint Martin du Touch
Toulouse, 31300 France
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