Discovering Toulouse's Capitole

Discovering Toulouse's Capitole

Dive into the history of the pink city by visiting the Capitol.

The Capitol, the city's main square, is a jewel of neoclassical art of the 17th century, with its pink bricks and majestic facades.

It has been the emblem of the city since it was built more than eight centuries ago, and remains the seat of municipal power: the arts are also represented by a theatre. Its construction was decided in the very heyday of the city in the 12th century, but you can also admire the facades dating from the 17th. Look down when in the middle of the 12,000-sqm square and observe the beautiful Languedoc cross, the emblem of the city and the work of the artist Raymond Moretti.

Inside the theatre, there is a monumental staircase offering access to the floors, decorated with impressive frescoes depicting the history of the city. The city hall offers a tourist train for discovering the city's monuments in another light, including the Capitol.

Place du Capitole
31000 Toulouse