To assist all you kind EBU supporters in your travel arrangements we have made pre-bookings at three nice Toulouse hotels. Assuming that most of you will arrive on Thursday, we have negotiated special rates and pre-booked 145 rooms for the three nights, Thursday to Sunday, 7-10 March 2013 at three downtown 3* hotels. All of the hotels are close to each other and nearby the historical center, the railway station, the airport bus terminal and at a walking distance from the General Assembly and the Blues Market location, Espace Vanel.

You are supposed to make your own hotel bookings by email or phone directly with the hotel and check their cancellation policy. The special code to mention is “Toulouse blues 2013”. In the case of Ibis and Kyriad do *not* contact their central reservation of headquarters which does not know about the special rate. All rates include a continental breakfast. Lolie Cazorla ( of our local organization team in Toulouse is the local contact with the hotels.The pre-booked hotels are:


Grand Hotel d’Orleans

70 € single, 80 € twin/double

72, rue de Bayard, 31000 Toulouse

Tel: +33 (0) 5 61 629847


Ibis Toulouse Centre Gare

70 € single, 80 € double, 90 € triple

13, Boulevard de Bon Repos, 31000 Toulouse

Tel: +33 (0) 5 61 62 44 78



70 € single, 80 € double, 98 € triple.

5-7, Boulevard de la Gare, 31000 Toulouse

Tel: +33 (0) 5 61 34 11 71


Public transport (metro):

  • · Marengo SNCF station, near Hotel d’Orleans and Hotel Ibis
  • · Francois Verdier station, near Hotel Kyriad
  • · Ramonville station, 1.2 km from Bikini

If planning to arrive by plane, check for rates and offerings by e.g. Easyjet (Basel, Bristol, Brussels, Geneva, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Milano, Porto, Roma, Venetia, and in France Paris, Lille, Lyon, Nice). Ryan Air flights to Carcassonne (one hour by road to Toulouse) from Billund, Bournemouth, Brussels, Dublin, East Midlands, Eindhoven, Glasgow, Liverpool, London, Porto. You will find all connected cities on the English page of Toulouse airport,

The information about the specific VIP arrangements available for the EBU members, together with more details and information will follow soon!