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St Etienne Cathedral and the Antique dealers’ quarter
Take a stroll to the south of St Etienne Cathedral in the charming Antique dealers’ quarter, and discover its maze of narrow streets and plazas lined with 16th to 18th-century hôtels particuliers, which were once home to the nobility sitting in the Parliament of Toulouse. Sheltered from the hustle and bustle of the city, this lesser-known area of Toulouse exudes an authentic atmosphere, especially during sunny days, when the light reveals the subtle shades of ocher, orange, and red that makes the charm of the Pink City. Wander along rue Mage featuring the beautiful Louis XV-styled facade of the hôtel d'Ayguevives, and rue Ozenne, home to the hôtel Dahus and its remarkable corbelled tower.