Le Capitole

Le Capitole, Toulouse: Hours, Address, Le Capitole Reviews: 4.5/5

Le Capitole
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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GlobeTrip78
Cambrils, Spain1,225 contributions
Great square
Aug 2020 • Couples
It's full of life, comerciants and activity. I felt very safe. You will cross it several times because it's the column of the city.
Written August 23, 2020
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Kiara S
Chester, UK994 contributions
This is the very centre of Toulouse!
Aug 2020 • Couples
Le Capitole is huge and beautifully dominates the square. Interestingly, there is an underground parking lot below the square, which is a prime location for exploring the city. Markets, entertainment, and restaurants are all situated here. We had dinner at one of the restaurants and it was a windy experience (the wind added to the excitement and was welcome in the 40 degree heat!)
Written August 21, 2020
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Michael B
Bellflower, CA18,094 contributions
A wonderful piece of architecture that glows red in the sunrise or set.
Oct 2019
The Capitole (French for "capitol") is the heart of Toulouse’s municipal administration and its city hall, Opera/Theater. It’s a Neoclassical style pink brick 135 m long facade dates back to 1750 and the eight columns represent the original eight capitouls. In 1873, a bell tower was added by architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, but only the gate in the courtyard remains from Henri IV medieval times.
The courtyard displays a plaque to the Duke de Montmorency who was decapitated there after his rebellion against Cardinal Richelieu.
City architect Raymond Moretti in 1995 redesign the Place du Capitole, creating a lovely pedestrian walking area in front of the Capitole with an Occitan cross on the ground in front of it. Around on the other three sides of the square are many popular restaurants and cafes, a little expensive, but a great place to sit and people watch. To the south of the square is the city's Vieux Quartier (Old Quarter), a tangle of lanes and leafy squares also full of cafes, shops.
If you have time visit the magnificent the 60-m long, 10-m high and 9-m wide reception hall and lounges with their wonderful collection of paintings on the walls and ceiling inside the Capitolium building.

TIP: Go early in the morning to get the red of the sunrise on the brick buildings.
Written August 17, 2020
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Matthias F
Palma de Mallorca, Spain979 contributions
impressive
Jul 2020
very impressive square with nice buildings, the restaurants are very touristic tough and the market which takes place does not offer interesting products
Written August 7, 2020
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Oliver_Swiss
Zurich, Switzerland8 contributions
Gorgeous place
Jul 2020 • Friends
Le Capitole is a highlight of Toulouse, no doubt. The restaurants are rather extensive - no surprise. However, it is an experience you wouldn’t want to miss.
Written July 2, 2020
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CB S
Jacksonville, FL123 contributions
Why Toulouse is called the Ville Rose
Mar 2020 • Couples
This beautiful classic-designed square houses Toulouse's Town Hall, Opera/Theater building and other administration offices. A "salle des illustres" features 19th Century art. There are 8 columns, representing the original 8 "capitouls" or city magistrates, dating back to the 12th Century, but the beautiful pink & white brick architecture, using local products, date from the 18th Century. In 1995 automobiles were banned, making this a premier pedestrian square (there is a Metro stop!) and beautiful in/outdoor cafes are available. It is a "must visit" stop in this beautiful, vibrant "capital" of the south-west region of France, known locally as "Occitanie" with its own romantic language, Occitan, although everyone speaks French & many also English.
Written March 9, 2020
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Humberto R
61 contributions
Beautiful
Mar 2020 • Solo
Lovely place, the architecture is incredible. Many cafes and restaurants to sit down and just admire the architecture surrounding you. A must see.
Written March 9, 2020
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Denise H
Laurel14 contributions
Beautiful
Feb 2020
We so enjoyed visiting this beautiful part of Toulouse. It really is a must see. And while you are there, don't miss the chance to get in on a Taste of Toulouse Chocolate and Pastry tour. It was DELIGHTFUL!
Written March 6, 2020
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Fred
Hertford, UK8 contributions
Toulouse la ville rose.
Feb 2020
Very nice city with pink buildings (Rose) and the beautiful river Gironde. The Capitole is easy to get to and a great place for cafés.
Written February 24, 2020
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Stan Maz
Warsaw, Poland2 contributions
1 hour in Place du Capitole
Feb 2020
This is a beautiful square in central location in Touluse.It is good to spend 1 hour there including having a cafe at one the places around.
Written February 14, 2020
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