Place du Capitole
On the eastern side of place du Capitole (the main square) is the 128m-long facade of the Capitole, Toulouse's city hall. This...
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.
Couvent des Jacobins
Fresh from celebrating its eighth centenary, this elegant ecclesiastical structure is the mother church of the Dominican order, founded...
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...
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Place du Capitole information
Toulouse's magnificent main square is the city's literal and metaphorical heart, where Toulousiens turn out en masse on sunny evenings to sip a coffee or an early aperitif at a pavement cafe. On the eastern side is the 128m-long facade of the Capitole , the city hall, built in the 1750s. Inside is the Théâtre du Capitole , one of France's most prestigious opera venues, and the over-the-top, late-19th-century Salle des Illustres (Hall of the Illustrious).
To the south of the square is the city's Vieux Quartier (Old Quarter), a tangle of lanes and leafy squares brimming with cafes, shops and eateries.