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Place du Capitole

Toulouse, France (Saint Rome)
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Ranked #6 of 52 Attractions in Toulouse
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This a lovely square, both when it's occupied by market stalls, and when it's empty. We found it most beautiful when the building (the Capitole) was illuminated by the setting sun.

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Rabat, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This place is the "hub" of Toulouse - you'll find everything here from restaurants, shops, an open-air market and even the petite train starting point! You can reach other attractions like the Basilique Saint-Sernin on foot from here, and some of the side streets leading off it are truly picturesque. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Toulouse.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My first visit to France and Toulouse, Place du Capitol is wonderful during the day, with a market and buzzing with tourists and locals, at night it is just serene

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The place is big, with a few coffees, and a lot of sun, perfect in summer if you like that. The buildings all around are impressive.

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Ashfield, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A good period focal point that is now a public space that everyone can enjoy and surround by a mix of hotels, stores and coffee shops.

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Herzlia, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Recommend to visit at sunset when colors change from day light to night atmosphere. take an icecream at the corner and sit down at one of the many terrace restaurants under the collonades. keep an eye above on painted ceiling.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Free shows at times by street performers and there are restaurants and stores around. A great gelato store is there in the corner--Amorino, which I highly recommend. We just ate our gelato while sitting there and people watching.

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Drinks at a premium in all the main bars around Le Capitole, but great for people watching - always something entertaining/bizarre going on in the square, and a great band playing for the Farmers' Market.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

There is always something happening in Place du Capitole - and it is the place to start one's exploration of this beautiful city. The buildings around it are full of interest - from the impressive Capitole building itself to restaurants like Le Bibent to the Hotel Grand Balcon (where the writer St-Exupery stayed) to the wonderful red-brick buildings of this... More

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Tweed Heads, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Beautiful building being one side of the central square. The building is worth a visit with a lovely staircase leading up to the first floor which houses a series of paintings and rooms with ornate decoration including sculptures and busts of French historic figures. Entrance is free.

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