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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  • A beautiful place, large and imposing. The cafes along the place make this place lively and really friendly. Must visit if you go to Toulouse!
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  • It is a must-see in Toulouse, you can visit at any time of the day; the Wednesday market is made. This surrounded by bars square and the surrounding streets is full of good places to eat.
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  • She is great, the Capitol is beautiful. We can appreciate the paintings that adorn the ceilings of the arcades which are opposite the Town Hall. Market on Wednesday, organic bread to sunglasses, you can search and find happiness. Place of Toulouse
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  • Super cute. Has a great view. Very busy for a small plaza but still not overcrowded. Many events take place there as well as markets and other activities organized by the city. Has a few places to eat and grab a drink nearby. It's a place to see.
  • A wonderful place. Lots of nice restaurants around. Don't miss to check the small roads around you might find some hidden gems. French Restaurants are simply the best!
  • A real joyful place, very rich you can find almost all of the famous brands there. Enjoy having a coffee or meal there.
  • I really like the atmosphere of this square. It reminds me of Spain a little. Don't forget to look up at the paintings on the ceiling of the arch area
  • This large square is the focal point in the city centre with roads leading out from it in all directions and apparently underground car parking. The beautiful city hall building is the highlight and is lit up at night. There are restaurants all around the square ranging from a lot of formal options with outside dining to McDonald's and kebab shops that are all open late. The place was quite busy after midnight on Saturday in winter. There is currently a Christmas market happening - opens at 10:30am and closes in the early evening.
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