Capitole de Toulouse

Capitole de Toulouse showing street scenes, heritage architecture and a square or plaza

Capitole de Toulouse

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Attend a theatrical or orchestral performance and admire the artworks on the alleged spot where St. Saturnin of Toulouse was martyred.

As the most iconic and photographed landmark in the city, the Capitole de Toulouse earns its prestigious status with its stunning architecture, theatrical productions and fascinating tapestry of history. The shiny tiles and cobbles of the structure’s namesake plaza spread out before it, hosting the tables and chairs of elegant cafés and boutiques. Take a tour of the majestic building for a glimpse of its impressive features and rich past.

Learn the history of this intriguing building, whose neoclassical façade dates back to 1750. Admire the pink brick layout, the strong pediment and the eight imposing columns that guard the front. See the wonderful structure at night, when lights illuminate the entire length of this huge palace.

Go to a dazzling performance in the opera house of the Théâtre du Capitole. Consider the 19th-century works of art in the Salle des Illustres. The Capitole de Toulouse building also serves as the city hall of Toulouse. It is free to enter the building and take a look around.

Many tales and legends are entwined with the history of the building. Hear the gruesome story of the demise of St. Saturnin of Toulouse, the former bishop of the city who was supposedly tied to a bull that dragged him down a set of steps on this location. Visit the stronghold where 17th-century Protestant Jean Calas was interrogated over the supposed murder of his own son.

Enjoy drinks and snacks at one of the cafés within the colonnades of the Capitole Square. Walk from the plaza along the cobbled central passageway that runs through the heart of the Capitole de Toulouse, before reaching charming Charles de Gaulle Square. Relax on a bench with a book and inspect the public works of art.

The Capitole de Toulouse stands on the eastern side of its namesake plaza, which marks the center of the city. Ride the metro to the Capitole station on the eastern side of the building. Discover nearby sights, including the Pierre Goudouli Garden, the Notre-Dame du Taur and the Church of the Jacobins.

Top Hotels Close to Capitole de Toulouse

Crowne Plaza Toulouse, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Toulouse, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
7 Place Du Capitole, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, 31000
The price is $100 per night from Jun 12 to Jun 13
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Toulouse. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (962 reviews)
"Good location,"

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Crowne Plaza Toulouse, an IHG Hotel
Grand Hotel de l'Opera, BW Premier Collection
Grand Hotel de l'Opera, BW Premier Collection
4 out of 5
1 Place Du Capitole, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, 31000
The price is $107 per night from Jun 19 to Jun 20
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Toulouse. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (580 reviews)
"This is a beautiful European old style hotel. It is very centrally located and parking is right outside the hotel. If you are staying in Toulouse center, this is a perfect spot b"

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

Grand Hotel de l'Opera, BW Premier Collection
Le Grand Balcon
Le Grand Balcon
5 out of 5
8 To 10 Rue Romiguieres, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, 31000
The price is $121 per night from Jun 12 to Jun 13
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Toulouse. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (687 reviews)
"Disappointed to only have a shower and the double bed was two singles pushed together (not a double mattress) so there was a large gap down the middle which was uncomfortable. But staff lovely and location is great."

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2022

Le Grand Balcon
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Capitole de Toulouse

Nemea AppartHotel Résidence Concorde
Nemea AppartHotel Résidence Concorde
4 out of 5
16, Boulevard Bonrepos, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, 31000
The price is $75 per night from May 29 to May 30
Nemea AppartHotel Résidence Concorde
Crowne Plaza Toulouse, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Toulouse, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
7 Place Du Capitole, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, 31000
The price is $100 per night from Jun 12 to Jun 13
Crowne Plaza Toulouse, an IHG Hotel
Grand Hotel de l'Opera, BW Premier Collection
Grand Hotel de l'Opera, BW Premier Collection
4 out of 5
1 Place Du Capitole, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, 31000
The price is $107 per night from Jun 19 to Jun 20
Grand Hotel de l'Opera, BW Premier Collection
Le Grand Balcon
Le Grand Balcon
5 out of 5
8 To 10 Rue Romiguieres, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, 31000
The price is $121 per night from Jun 12 to Jun 13
Le Grand Balcon
Hôtel Victor Hugo
Hôtel Victor Hugo
2 out of 5
26 boulevard de Strasbourg, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, 31 000
The price is $77 per night from May 27 to May 28
Hôtel Victor Hugo
Appart-Hôtel Clément Ader
Appart-Hôtel Clément Ader
4 out of 5
23 rue Bayard, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, 31000
The price is $125 per night from Jun 9 to Jun 10
Appart-Hôtel Clément Ader
Mercure Toulouse Centre Compans Hotel
Mercure Toulouse Centre Compans Hotel
4 out of 5
Boulevard Lascrosses, 8 Esplanade Compans Caffarelli, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, 31000
The price is $92 per night from Jun 10 to Jun 11
Mercure Toulouse Centre Compans Hotel
Ibis Styles Toulouse Capitole
Ibis Styles Toulouse Capitole
3 out of 5
20 Place du Capitole, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, 31000
The price is $116 per night from May 27 to May 28
Ibis Styles Toulouse Capitole
Mercure Toulouse Centre Saint-Georges Hotel
Mercure Toulouse Centre Saint-Georges Hotel
4 out of 5
Rue Saint Jerome, (For GPS 1 rue Paul Mériel), Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, 31000
The price is $107 per night from Jun 6 to Jun 7
Mercure Toulouse Centre Saint-Georges Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.