Capitole

Interesting
The lavish town hall owes its name to the "capitouls" - public magistrates - who governed the city of Toulouse. They are symbolised on the gigantic façade, (mid-18C and 128m/420ft-long), by eight pink marble columns. The interior is decorated with frescoes, busts and works by Old Masters. Don't miss the famous Salle des Illustres hall dedicated to Toulouse's victories. The Duke of Montmorency, governor of the Languedoc, was executed in the Henry IV courtyard (17C) in 1632, by order of Louis XIII, for rebelling against the king.

Useful information

Address : 

Place du Capitole, 31000 Toulouse

Phone:

+33 5 61 22 29 22

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Place du Capitole Place du Capitole
Place du Capitole
This huge square, bordered by the
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Capitole Keep
Capitole Keep
This keep, restored by Viollet-le-Duc in
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Church of N.-D.-du-Taur
Church of N.-D.-du-Taur
The facade of the old church of Saint
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Rue St-Rome
Rue St-Rome
Lined with beautiful buildings (the
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Rue du Taur
Rue du Taur
This lively street, lined with book
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Pierre-Seguy Tower
Pierre-Seguy Tower
Enter the courtyard at n° 4 Rue Jules
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Place du Capitole Place du Capitole
Place du Capitole
This huge square, bordered by the
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Capitole Keep
Capitole Keep
This keep, restored by Viollet-le-Duc in
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Church of N.-D.-du-Taur
Church of N.-D.-du-Taur
The facade of the old church of Saint
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Capitole Keep
Capitole Keep
This keep, restored by Viollet-le-Duc in
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Church of N.-D.-du-Taur
Church of N.-D.-du-Taur
The facade of the old church of Saint
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Museum of Old Toulouse
Museum of Old Toulouse
The handsome Hôtel Dumay, in pink brick
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