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Capitole de Toulouse

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.


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Citadines Wilson Toulouse $67
Citadines Wilson Toulouse

Citadines Wilson Toulouse

8 Boulevard De Strasbourg, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Toulouse City-Centre, this residence is within a 10-minute walk of Place Wilson and Capitole de Toulouse. Toulouse Business School is 1 mi (1.7 km) away. Jean-Jaurès Metro Station is only a 2-minute walk and Jeanne d'Arc Metro Station is 4 minutes.

    Best Western Hotel Innes $113
    Best Western Hotel Innes

    Best Western Hotel Innes

    13 bis, Rue Matabiau, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Toulouse City-Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rue d'Alsace-Lorraine and Capitole de Toulouse. Toulouse Business School is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) away. Jeanne d'Arc Metro Station is only a 3-minute walk and Jean-Jaurès Metro Station is 8 minutes.

      Villa du Taur $140
      Villa du Taur

      Villa du Taur

      62 Rue du Taur, Toulouse
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Arnaud Bernard, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Basilica of Saint-Sernin and Capitole de Toulouse. Toulouse Business School is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) away. Jeanne d'Arc Metro Station is only a 5-minute walk and Capitole Station is 7 minutes.

        Ours Blanc - Place Victor Hugo $54
        Ours Blanc - Place Victor Hugo

        Ours Blanc - Place Victor Hugo

        25 Place Victor Hugo, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
           
          2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Toulouse City-Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rue d'Alsace-Lorraine and Capitole de Toulouse. Toulouse Business School is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) away. Jeanne d'Arc Metro Station and Jean-Jaurès Metro Station are within a 5-minute walk.

          Haut Lofts Luxury Sky Concept - Toulouse Centre Ramblas $110
          Haut Lofts Luxury Sky Concept - Toulouse Centre Ramblas

          Haut Lofts Luxury Sky Concept - Toulouse Centre Ramblas

          76 allées Jean Jaurès, Toulouse
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Toulouse City-Centre, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Place du Capitole, Museum of the Augustins, and Basilica of Saint-Sernin. Pont Neuf and Zenith de Toulouse are also within 3 mi (5 km). Marengo SNCF Station is only a 5-minute walk and Jean-Jaurès Metro Station is 6 minutes.

            Appart-Hôtel Clément Ader $118
            Appart-Hôtel Clément Ader

            Appart-Hôtel Clément Ader

            23 rue Bayard, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Toulouse City-Centre, this residence is within a 10-minute walk of Rue d'Alsace-Lorraine and Capitole de Toulouse. Toulouse Business School is 1 mi (1.7 km) away. Jeanne d'Arc Metro Station is only a 4-minute walk and Jean-Jaurès Metro Station is 7 minutes.

              ibis budget Toulouse Centre Gare $46
              ibis budget Toulouse Centre Gare

              ibis budget Toulouse Centre Gare

              27 Boulevard des Minimes, Toulouse
                 
                2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Toulouse North, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Rue d'Alsace-Lorraine, Capitole de Toulouse, and Toulouse Business School. Basilica of Saint-Sernin and Saint Raymond Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km). Canal du Midi Station is 13 minutes by foot and Jeanne d'Arc Metro Station is 14 minutes.

                Hotel Ambassadeurs $59
                Hotel Ambassadeurs

                Hotel Ambassadeurs

                68 rue Bayard, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
                   
                  2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Toulouse City-Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Rue d'Alsace-Lorraine and Capitole de Toulouse. Toulouse Business School is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) away. Toulouse Matabiau Station is only a 2-minute walk and Marengo SNCF Station is 5 minutes.