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“Sit and watch”
Review of Place du Capitole

Place du Capitole
Ranked #2 of 169 things to do in Toulouse
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 11, 2014

Grab a table at one of the cafes and just sit and watch life go by. A wonderful place to be. The space with the Capitole in front of you is stunning and the old town around you is worth a visit and wander

1  Thank Simon L
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Reviewed December 20, 2013

This City Centre Sqaure is the heart of the "ville rose" and brings together the whole city. The bars and cafes that line the square offer a superb range of eating and drinking, from Haute cuisine to basic coffee stops, it's got it all - with the best spot for people watching in the city! By day it is a bustling city centre with lots of people and cars (unfortunately it can get rather busy with the large car park situated underground the place), and by night the lights illuminate the majestic Hotel de Ville.
Be sure to pass through on Saturday during the summer months - You're bound to catch a couple of wedding ceremonies going in and out of the Town Hall - I have been lucky enough to attend 2 weddings inside the "salle d'illustres" of the town hall - Magnificent!!
One word of warning though - with this being the main tourist spot in Toulouse please be careful of your belongings when enjoying a refreshment at a cafe/bar.....the waiting on staff are brilliant in every part of their jobs - including keeping a look out for any pick pockets, but keep your bags attached to you just to be sure! Its the down side of any large popular city I guess. Don't let this put you off though, I lived in this city for 5 years and thouroughly enjoyed every single moment, especially mornings, afternoons, evenings and even late night stumblings across this glorious sqaure!!

5  Thank Jess B
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Reviewed December 19, 2013

Lots of lovely bars,restaurants, hotels and boutiques and a most beautiful building which gives its signature to the location. Easily accessible by Metro or nearby bus routes and a good meeting place and starting off point for other attractions in central Toulouse or to finish your sight-seeing with a drink or a meal. An interesting open market on some days too. A must see venue if in Toulouse.

Thank Steve F
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

good place to start tour of city! walk to all points from there; St. Sernin, St Etienne,, etc Jacbins!

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Undoubtedly the heart of the city of Toulouse. In addition to the impressive space and architecture, it's often a theatre of all sorts of shows, events and manifestations... You can go there day and night, every day, and there will always be something new to see or do!

Thank Ali2H
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