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Toulouse is a long old schlep from the main Channel ferry port of Calais – almost 1000km. Your best best is to catch a Eurostar from London St Pancras at breakfast time, hop across Paris at lunchtime, and arrive in Toulouse in time for supper. 

Alternatively there are daily flights from a variety of UK airports to Toulouse, Pau, Carcassonne, Bordeaux and Perpignan.