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Place du Capitole, 31000, Toulouse France
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Michael B wrote a review Aug 2020
Bellflower, California14,509 contributions306 helpful votes
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The Théâtre du Capitole, one of France's most prestigious opera venues, is located in the same building as city hall, and the Orchestra national du Capitole de Toulouse. The Capitole with its 28m-long façade was built in the 1750s, using the beautiful pink & white local brick to achieve this architectural wonder. There are 8 columns, representing the original 8 "capitouls" or city magistrates, dating back to the 12th Century, installed either side of the grand entrance. In the late-19th-century Salle des Illustres (Hall of the Illustrious) was added. In 1995 automobiles were banned, making the square a pedestrian walkway (there is a Metro stop hear by!) complete with beautiful in/outdoor cafes, and a weekly market. To gain entrance you have to go to the middle of the Capitoluim, where all the flags are flying. After a brief security check, walk through the court yard and the theatre du Capitole is on the second floor. As we climb up the main hall stairwell we were impressed with the unparalleled beauty, of the frescos on the ceilings and walls. There are many paintings in different styles, and local artist Henri Martin has quite a collection of large murals on display. The first performance in the theater was in 1736 by Guillaume Cammas. But it was not popular and the theater fell into neglect, it was revamped in 1818, But suffered major fire damage during the 1914-1918 war and was rebuilt in 1923. Today the reception area was modernized in 1996 and seating be made for 1156 seats. TIP: Go early in the morning while the light is just right and no tourist to spoil your photos.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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CB S wrote a review Mar 2020
Sedona, Arizona124 contributions83 helpful votes
The Capitole's Theatre building houses a French opera company & also regional theater. It is well worth a visit even if you do not attend a performance. The square is well illuminated and a pedestrian haven as long spring & summer evenings turn into night.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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K. B. wrote a review Feb 2020
Vienna, Austria13 contributions2 helpful votes
The main hall on the second floor is of unparelleled beauty in terms of design and paintings as well as pictures on the walls. Great history is obvious!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Jane Mia wrote a review Nov 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia205 contributions50 helpful votes
On the day I was in Toulouse they have Noel Marche in front of Theatre du Capitole. Not open for visitation.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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glenn latimer wrote a review Nov 2019
Toulouse, France31 contributions17 helpful votes
Fabulous grand place in the centre of Toulouse The symbol of the city. Nice side streets leading off, with many interesting shops Definitely worth the visit
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Date of experience: November 2019
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