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Place du Capitole

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Address: Toulouse, France
Phone Number: +33561222922
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Nice place to wander and watch people

I live in Toulouse and frequently walk by here. It's a nice spot to take pictures and grab a bite to eat. The square is periodically used for all kinds of events; concerts... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Toulouse, France
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Toulouse, France
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I live in Toulouse and frequently walk by here. It's a nice spot to take pictures and grab a bite to eat. The square is periodically used for all kinds of events; concerts, Christmas Markets, Fairs etc. There are plenty of open door restaurants that line the perimeter. I would definitely recommend visiting if you're in town.

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Metz, France
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487 reviews
214 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the hub and hive of activity; it is impossible to visit Toulouse without walking past the Place du Capitole, which is absolutely beautiful. We've been here at all hours of the day, from morning to night, and on various days of the week. It's character is ever-changing, so don't think of skipping it just because you've seen it... More 

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Thank FordPrefectII
Huntsville, Alabama
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to see a little bit of Toulouse history and shopping and some dinner and drinks. The plaza is lined with some wonderful Cafe's and Brasseries. A great place to meet after work or to have something to drink or a quick bite to eat.

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Thank Prespilot68
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47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Try to go visit in the morning when you can sit outside to enjoy people watching while sipping a coffee or an "aperitif". Stroll around the square without forgetting to look up at the ceiling and their paintings. Cross the plaza to visit Le Capitole. It is possible to go inside, up a few stairs, to see some spectacular rooms... More 

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Thank Henri C
Saint-Beat, France
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370 reviews
182 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pretty square, always something going on - music, races, markets, especially the Christmas Market - it is super at night. Sit at one of the cafes outdoor seating - the prices are fair too - not elevated becase of the superb position.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Toulouse, this is the main place of the city. You cannot miss it. The whole city is made of bricks as the earth is very red in this region: high in iron.

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Thank efami45
Carcassonne, France
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43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful square to visit. Plenty of places to eat and drink,the buildings are something else and in the evening lite they change colour almost to a warm glow(summer best).Lots of great things to do and many streets to walk down to explore.In summer the little train goes from this square great to go on great for kids ,commentary in all... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I could only spend one day in Toulouse so, from the station, walked Rue de Bayard which leads on to the narrow Rue de Remusat et voila! You suddenly and unexpectedly walk out into the most enormous square surrounded by beautiful red brick buildings, the most imposing of which is the Capitole. Walk around the back of the Capitole and... More 

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Dayton
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We lingered over a nice dinner outdoors in early December, looking at Christmas lights across the square. The vendors were varied and had nice merchandise at reasonable prices. Very festive evening.

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Paris, France
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27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

One advice: do not hesitate to enter the building. It seems to be impossible but all you need is to ask the guards and that's it. It's free and it has beautiful paintings on the wall.

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