Capitole

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Capitole information

Location
Toulouse , France
Address
place du Capitole
Opening hours
8.30am-7pm Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm Sun
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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.