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Address: Toulouse, France

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Surrounded by great shopping, restaurants, and culture.

Charming plaza at center of historic district. I was fortunate to visit when a farmers market occupied the square (2nd Friday in March, not sure if it's a regular event... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Stafford, Virginia
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Stafford, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Charming plaza at center of historic district. I was fortunate to visit when a farmers market occupied the square (2nd Friday in March, not sure if it's a regular event). Excellent cheeses, meats, bakery items, arts and crafts, food for sale, and a live brass band. Teaming with locals and tourists in the evenings. Plan on walking or biking to... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Great range of restaurants, beautiful buildings and a lovely place to watch the world go by. We found a lovely restaurant around the edge to try the local cassoulet and wine at a very fair price .

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Torquay, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Magical square with buzzing atmosphere day and night. Loads of cafe's and restaurants lined around the edges of the square which you can sit and have a drink or something to eat and watch the world go by. There were a couple of markets on in the square when we visited which was nice to look around.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is the starting place to visit Toulouse . In fact , the Tourist Information Office is there , the guided walking tours start from there , the little tourist train and the Tourist bus start from there ( or close ) and the main attractions are close by . We even learned the hard way that this where most... More 

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Duesseldorf, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The Place du Capitole is nice, though it is not as grand as others in France. It is surrounded by restaurants and a very large shopping area. It is definitely not a destination for which to travel, but it still is nice to see.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Though only able to view from the outside, its an impressive landmark building in Toulouse. There's a huge plaza in front with multiple restaurants and shops. A great tourist attraction not to be missed.

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Toulouse, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

A wonderful large space with classical architecture but now that one cannot enter the capital building there is not a great deal to do there. There is a small market area with ethnic stalls and one side has lots of restaurants and cafes. Nice to chill there after walking all around. At the back, you can find the tourist office,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My family (kids 10 and 12) were in awe of the Capital Building. The painted walls in the wedding halls and in other rooms are absolutely amazing. I am unsure how any work gets done in this building, as I would be staring at the walls all day. We attended soon after the Charlie Hebdo massacre and saw the memorial... More 

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Toulouse, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Place du Capitole is a must see if you travel to Toulouse. The city hall and the ornamented arcades fiited with superb painted pictures on their ceiling surround the place.

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Toulouse, Midi-Pyrenees, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

When you visit the magnificent central square of Toulouse, remember that it's not just a tourist venue, but the living historic centre of a vibrant modern city. Last month thousands of Toulousains gathered there to stand in solidarity with those killed in the Charlie Hebdo massacre. The following day I attended the minute's silence there and watched young people fixing... More 

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