Toulouse is a city known for its pink facades, its innovative museums, its gastronomy and its emblematic violet flower. To this list of attractions we must now add the fact that the capital of Occitania is home to nothing less than the best wine bar in the world. For two consecutive years, 2017 and 2018, Nº5 WINE BAR has won this prestigious recognition sponsored by The World of Wine. Do you want to know what this French bar has that others don't? Our Renfe-SNCF in Cooperation trains will take you at high speed to Toulouse so you can find out for yourself.
The prestigious British publication that celebrates the best wines in the world has given this recognition to this charming bar located in the central rue de la Bourse. Being at just a stone's throw from the Esquirol metro station and from popular tourist attractions such as the Place du Capitole or the Augustinians' Museum, the No. 5 WINE BAR has risen for the second consecutive time with worldwide recognition in 2018. In 2016 it was even proclaimed the best wine bar in Europe.
Among the reasons for its success is the extensive wine list offered by the establishment, with 3,800 different references. Moreover, the stock of this bar born in 2013 has between 15,000 and 18,000 bottles. Without a doubt, it’s the paradise of wine lovers!
The most exquisite wines, in Toulouse
The bar houses one of the largest wine collections in the entire region - images from its Facebook page
It is no secret that one of France's hallmarks is its wine culture. It is something that can be observed in any destination in the neighbouring country, although especially in the wine regions of southern France, which concentrate the largest area of vineyards.
Toulouse is thus situated in a privileged location. If you're planning a getaway soon to the so-called pink city, you can't forget to make a stop along the way at the winning establishment.
Inside, an extensive wine list awaits you, including bottles that are more than three centuries old. This is the case of 'Madeira 1675', one of the oldest wines in the world, more specifically, made more than 340 years ago.
The Nº5 WINE BAR offers the opportunity to taste this legendary wine by the glass. Of course, it is not the only one, since this possibility extends to more than 500 references from its menu. There are other exquisite ones from 1961, 1966, 1975, 1982, etc.
An unforgettable getaway to the Occitan capital
The region offers great opportunities for wine tourism
Toulouse, which has grown up on the banks of the Garonne River, is one of the most special getaways you can make to France. The capital of the Occitania region not only offers such surprising places as the famous Place du Capitole, the Basilica of Saint-Sernin, the City of Space or the Convent of the Jacobins.
As a quintessential university city, Toulouse is a destination to experience on its streets, in its bars and in its restaurants. The best wine bar in the world is just the starting point to discover this wonderful city. Board our Renfe-SNCF in Cooperation high-speed trains and prepare for a magical journey.