Shopping in Toulouse is focused in the downtown area, where
there are a number of nice markets. Flea markets are held each
Sunday near the St Sernin Basilica and the St Aubin Basilica,
selling local food and produce and other assorted items. There is a
great open-air organic produce market at the Place du Capitole.
The main shopping areas of Toulouse are the rue
d''Alsace-Lorraine, which has many clothing and houseware shops. Rue
Croix Baragnon and the rue des Arts are the best places to find
antiques, and there are many upmarket boutiques on rue des Arts,
rue Croix-Baragnon, and rue St-Antoine du T. Rue St Rome has many
department stores, and you''ll find chic clothing shops in the rue
de la Pomme.
Because of the many aerospace companies based in the city, items
from Airbus and the Cit?© de l''Espace are popular Toulouse
Store hours in Toulouse are generally 9am to 7pm, and many shops
close from 1pm to 3pm. Few shops are open on Sundays.