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. See Place du Capitole and all Toulouse has to offer by arranging your trip with our Toulouse online trip itinerary planner .
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  • October 6, 2017
    Wonderful mix of history and modernity A visit first as a historical monument, then as a place to live always in movement, many events and attractions very nice markets and highlight the Christmas market The restaurants and lively bars a bit expensive but we have something for nothing! A place to do not neglect
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  • October 4, 2017
    Beautiful place, restaurants cafes all autour, pleasant in the late afternoon after shopping spree to enjoy a cappuccino
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  • October 3, 2017
    Lovely city center square. Place for music concerts. A good place for a evening walk. Its is surrounded by lots of eateries and Ice cream parlours. The square has a big inscribed metallic symbol of Mi...  more »
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  • September 8, 2017
    This is the centre of Toulouse. Always crowded with tourist and they love it. It's a nice place to hang around. There's plenty of shops, bars, restaurants where people can spent their time. Often there's some street shows people can enjoy. Shouldn't miss it if u r in Toulouse.
  • September 7, 2017
    Absolutely wonderful! The Toulouse Centre Ville! The one spot with access to everything! Le Florida is one of my favorite restaurants found in the Centre Ville. A must visit for anyone visiting Toulouse. Great for people watching.
  • July 14, 2017
    Centre of the city. Sculptures, wall painting, ceiling painting, a buzzing atmosphere at the square including a open market and lots of restaurants and shops around! You can hop on a free mini bus to roam around the certain area of the city! There are public transport aswell. Simply awesome👍
  • July 9, 2017
    Beautiful square, there are open markets at several periods in the year. Nice restaurants on one side and a great ice-cream bar.
  • July 23, 2017
    City center of Toulouse city. Most happening place of city. Most of concerts, events happens here. Lots of restaurants around....

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