Le Grand Balcon Hotel Toulouse: elegant 1930s boutique hotel

Le Grand Balcon Hotel tucked away in Toulouse, France on the banks of the River Garonne, is an elegant boutique hotel whose decor is inspired by the 1930s and the adventurous aviation spirit of the decade. The hotel once provided lodgings for French air mail pilots such as the pioneering French aviator, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince).

Designed by Jean-Phillipe Nuel, Le Grand Balcon overlooks the Place du Capitole and is just a short distance away from the Saint Sernin Basilica, the Augustins Monastery, Wilson Place and other popular Toulouse attractions.

You can choose from among five different types of rooms are offered at the hotel. All 47 guest rooms feature a sleek, modern design that boasts neutral colors; many offer beautiful views of the city. The suites can accommodate anywhere from one to four guests and include a double bed, twin beds and a sofa bed.

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Don’t miss the Saint-Exupéry Suite where Antoine de Saint-Exupéry once stayed. This room exudes a old-world charm: a bed with a wrought-iron bedframe, thick, flowered drapes, a wooden desk and a marble fireplace. It truly feels as though one were stepping back in time when flying was a dangerous and glamorous undertaking.

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Saint Exupery suite in Le Grand Balcon Hotel

If you are looking for a more intimate option, select the Deluxe room, which is a tad smaller and features fewer sleeping options.  The three other types of rooms are the Cosy, Privilege and Classique, all of which are smaller than the suites. Amenities include a shower, air-conditioning, soundproofing, and free WiFi.

Rooms range from 180 Euros to 410 Euros, depending on the type of room and date of stay. A sweet and savoury buffet breakfast can be added for 18 euros. A stay at this hotel allows you to explore the wonders of Toulouse, all while embracing its aviation-inspired, early 1900s decor.

Le Grand Balcon Hotel
8 rue Romiguières
31000 Toulouse, France
+33 (0)5 34 25 44 09

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