Some of the interior of Le Capitole can be traced to the 16th century, but the current Neoclassical façade dates back to 1750. Made of pink marble and 135 m (443 ft) long, it boasts eight columns that represent the original eight capitals of the 16th century. In 1873, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc built the bell tower on top of the donjon or inner tower, in the typical northern French style. Only the Henri IV courtyard and gate survive from the original medieval buildings. Today the building houses the city hall, as well as an opera company and a symphony orchestra. See Le Capitole and all Toulouse has to offer by arranging your trip with our Toulouse online trip itinerary planner.
Le Capitole reviews
It's full of life, comerciants and activity. I felt very safe. You will cross it several times because it's the column of the city. more »
Le Capitole is huge and beautifully dominates the square. Interestingly, there is an underground parking lot below the square, which is a prime location for exploring the city. Markets... more »
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