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Capitole
Place du Capitole, 31000 Toulouse Route Planner
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8.30am-7pm, Sun and Bank Hols 10am-7pm - closed Sat, 1 Jan, 25 Dec, ceremony days

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The lavish town hall owes its name to the "capitouls" - public magistrates - who governed the city of Toulouse. They are symbolised on the gigantic façade, (mid-18C and 128m/420ft-long), by eight pink marble columns. The interior is decorated with frescoes, busts and works by Old Masters. Don't miss the famous Salle des Illustres hall dedicated to Toulouse's victories. The Duke of Montmorency, governor of the Languedoc, was executed in the Henry IV courtyard (17C) in 1632, by order of Louis XIII, for rebelling against the king.

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