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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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Grand Hôtel de l'Opéra $128
Grand Hôtel de l'Opéra

Grand Hôtel de l'Opéra

1 Place Du Capitole, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Toulouse City-Centre, this spa hotel is steps from Capitole de Toulouse and Place du Capitole. Museum of the Augustins and Basilique Saint-Sernin are also within 10 minutes. Capitole Station is only a 2-minute walk and Jean-Jaurès Metro Station is 6 minutes.

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    8 To 10 Rue Romiguieres, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Toulouse City-Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Place du Capitole and Basilique Saint-Sernin. Capitole Station is only a 4-minute walk and Jeanne d'Arc Metro Station is 7 minutes.

      Mama Shelter Toulouse $80
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      Mama Shelter Toulouse

      54-56 Boulevard Lazare Carnot, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Toulouse City-Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Place Wilson and Place du Capitole. Museum of the Augustins and Basilique Saint-Sernin are also within 15 minutes. Jean-Jaurès Metro Station is only a 2-minute walk and Capitole Station is 6 minutes.

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        Novotel Toulouse Centre Wilson

        Novotel Toulouse Centre Wilson

        15 Place Du President Thomas Wilson, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This family-friendly Toulouse hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Place Wilson, Place du Capitole, and Museum of the Augustins. Basilique Saint-Sernin and Toulouse Business School are also within 1 mi (2 km). Jean-Jaurès Metro Station is only a 2-minute walk and Capitole Station is 2 minutes.

          Hôtel Albert 1er $71
          Hôtel Albert 1er

          Hôtel Albert 1er

          8 Rue Rivals, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Arnaud Bernard, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Place Wilson and Place du Capitole. Basilique Saint-Sernin and Museum of the Augustins are also within 10 minutes. Capitole Station and Jeanne d'Arc Metro Station are within a 5-minute walk.

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            Privilège Hôtel Mermoz

            Privilège Hôtel Mermoz

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

              Located in Toulouse City-Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Place Wilson, Basilique Saint-Sernin, and Place du Capitole. Museum of the Augustins and Toulouse Business School are also within 1 mi (2 km). Jeanne d'Arc Metro Station is 5 minutes by foot and Toulouse Matabiau Station is 7 minutes.

              Best Western Hotel Toulouse Centre Les Capitouls $66
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              Best Western Hotel Toulouse Centre Les Capitouls

              29 Allees Jean Jaures, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Toulouse City-Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Place Wilson and Place du Capitole. Basilique Saint-Sernin and Museum of the Augustins are also within 15 minutes. Jean-Jaurès Metro Station is only a 2-minute walk and Capitole Station is 6 minutes.

                Nemea AppartHotel Résidence Concorde $76
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                Nemea AppartHotel Résidence Concorde

                16, Boulevard Bonrepos, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Toulouse City-Centre, this residence is within a 15-minute walk of Rue d'Alsace-Lorraine and Basilique Saint-Sernin. Place du Capitole and Museum of the Augustins are also within 1 mi (2 km). Toulouse Matabiau Station is only a 2-minute walk and Marengo SNCF Station is 5 minutes.