Toulouse - Blagnac Airport
With nearly seven million passengers a year, Toulouse Blagnac is France's fourth-largest provincial airport, and connects the Midi-Pyrénées region to destinations in France, around Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean. A shuttle bus into the centre of Toulouse takes 20 minutes.
There are 14 retail outlets at the airport, six of them in the land-side shopping area of Hall B on the Departures level. They include the gallery Art Espace and various gift shops. Visit Relay-Payot for magazines, newspapers and books. For local gastronomic treats, buy at Ducs de Gascogne.
After security most outlets are found in the boarding area of Hall D. Non-EU travellers can stock up on duty-free spirits and perfumes at Express; all passengers can buy gadgets from Sound & Vision or designer shades from Tentation. For regional products, head to Relay-Ducs de Gascogne in Hall B or Spirit of Toulouse in Hall C, which offers confectionery and cassoulet. Stores at the airport are generally open seven days a week, from around 8am to 8pm.
Unlimited, free Wi-Fi internet access is provided throughout the airport.
East & Drink
Most of the airport’s eating opportunities are in the public areas before security. The Méli Mélo Food Court boasts a pizzeria and a baguette bar, while Café Bacquié in Hall B Arrivals serves a great cup of coffee. If you have time to spare, head for 8e Ciel for runway views and quality regional cuisine by chef Michel Sarran. A branch of bakery chain Paul is found in Hall C. After passing through security, there are only two Taste‘n’Fly self-service cafés available in Halls B and D.