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Place du Capitole, Toulouse

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Some of the interior of Place du Capitole can be traced to the 16th century, but the current Neoclassical façade dates back to 1750. Made of pink marble and 135 m (443 ft) long, it boasts eight columns that represent the original eight capitals of the 16th century. In 1873, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc built the bell tower on top of the donjon or inner tower, in the typical northern French style. Only the Henri IV courtyard and gate survive from the original medieval buildings. Today the building houses the city hall, as well as an opera company and a symphony orchestra. Put Place du Capitole and other Toulouse attractions into our Toulouse vacation route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This building is beautiful during the day, but we happened to go by again at sunset. The gold on the building appears to glow!! Absolutely beautiful..if only I hadn't forgotten my phone and I could ha...  more »
  • Like most european squares this is lined wit eateries and at certain times houses a market ir two. The Capitole building is quitd pretty and i specifically loved the artistic boards under the walkways...  more »
  • Pink City Center always a marvellous moment to rediscover the Capitoleum square and appreciate a lovely dinner on a Terrase and taste an Ice cream prior walking towards les Quais de la Garonne. A must...  more »
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  • Clearly the place to go if you've got visitors, or if you're visiting Toulouse yourself. Quite often there are special events going on here; details can be found in the tourism office. At the moment, the are nearly setup for the 2016 Christmas Market!
  • great place to visit. You must check what's on with the tourist office for the best events and evenings...
  • Very nice view of the center of the city. You can find special shows and fairs very often.
  • City centre of Toulouse. Great atmosphere. One of the must watch place in Toulouse. Tourist are not allowed to enter insight the building.
  • Fantastic and vibrant. Great spot for people watching and shopping!