Place du Capitole
Toulouse's magnificent main square is the city's literal and metaphorical heart, where Toulousiens turn out en masse on sunny evenings...
Église Notre Dame du Taur
This 14th-century church commemorates the city's patron saint, St Sernin, who was reputedly martyred on this very spot.
Perfectly positioned for people-watching on Toulouse's grandest square, this busy cafe gleams with belle-époque trimmings that hark back...
Beside a tinkling fountain, this busy cafe is a cake-lover's dream – though deciding between glistening raspberry tarts, pavlova or New...
place du Capitole · interesting places nearby
On the eastern side of place du Capitole (the main square) is the 128m-long facade of the Capitole, Toulouse's city hall. This neoclassical masterpiece, in Toulouse's characteristic pink brick and buttressed with gleaming white columns, was built in the early 1750s, but this spot was a seat of municipal power for 500 years prior. The interior is worth a look for its spectacular late 19th-century Salle des Illustres (Hall of the Illustrious), decorated by artists including post-impressionist Henri Martin.