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Hôtel du Grand Balcon

Address: 8-10 rue Romiguières, 31000 TOULOUSE  show map
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Guest score: 71% (5 of 7 recommend) (5 reviews)

Hotel | A mythical hotel from the 1930's, charming 4 stars in the heart of Toulouse : Place du Capitole.

To be carried back in time, read SAINT-EXUPERY and relive the beginnings of "Areopostale" air-mail. Alternatively, rediscover Henri DECOIN's film whose original screenplay by Joseph Kessel gave the hotel LE GRAND BALCON its name. In the film and writings, you will encounter the romantic lives of the young pioneer aviators who lived the human adventure during one of the most enthralling time periods of the 20th Century.

Underlying the hotel's modern design is the desire to express these pioneers' spirit of adventure and passion for new ventures. As well, the stylized ambiance evokes the dreams, recklessness and poetry which motivated these young men. Flight, travel and open spaces are all reminiscent of the new world of early air travel.

Designated a classified section of the building by the French government, Chambre 32 has been reconstructed as SAINT-EXUPERY's original hotel accommodation. Unfortunately, very little of the room decoration from the 30's remained except the discreet placement of the toilet and sink behind a folding screen. Using the film as a guide, we have been able to recreate the room as it was a half century ago. With the assistance of antique dealer, Toulousaine Isabelle KLEIN, furnishings from that era were located.

Within the hotel, one can experience time travel passing from contemporary to exciting past, simply by opening a door.

”Petit soucis d'organisation, de prise de contact et de faciliter téléphonique d'accès Au niveau du service de l'office du tourisme De toulouse”

Recommended by Anonymous
France France (Tue 18 Mar 2014)

”hotel super sous toute ses formes.”

Recommended by elodie
France France (Wed 03 Jul 2013)

Guest score 71%

(5 of 7 recommend)
Overall opinion 4.1 of 5
Hotel condition 4.1 of 5
Facilities (kitchen, shower etc) 4 of 5
Cleaning 4.3 of 5
Value for money 3.7 of 5
Service 4.1 of 5
Breakfast 3.3 of 5

Facilities and services

  • General facilities
    Elevator Physically disabled facilities Parking nearby Conference rooms Wireless access
  • Room facilities
    Minibar
  • Eat & Drink on site
    Bar

Nearby

Train station
  • Gare Matabiau / Gare routière
Sight
  • Zenith / Purpan
  • Parc des Expositions / Stadium
  • Diagora / Labège
  • Cité de l'Espace
  • Centre de Congrès Pierre Baudis / Compans Caffarelli
  • Capitole
Airport
  • Aéroport de Toulouse-Blagnac
*Distance on map is a straight line


Book with us

  • Book with confidence with Toulouse Tourist Office
  • No booking fees
  • Secure payment
  • Immediate confirmation
  • The Visitor Welcome Team at your disposal

Book with us

  • Book with confidence with Toulouse Tourist Office
  • No booking fees
  • Secure payment
  • Immediate confirmation
  • The Visitor Welcome Team at your disposal
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