Set on the eastern flank of the Place du Capitole, the Capitole de Toulouse is the city’s hôtel de ville, or Town Hall. This Baroque-style structure with its eight marble columns is, however, so much more than a government building – it also houses the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse opera house and ballet, as well as various rooms from different historical periods, full of paintings, murals and sculptures. One of these, the Hall of the Illustrious, is often used for weddings.
Where to Stay near the Capitole de Toulouse
If you want to accommodation close to the Capitole de Toulouse, you’re in luck. This prestigious location in the centre of the city is home to dozens of hotels, so browse Expedia to see which ones are best for you. Those travelling on business will find plenty of choice, with some sleek and stylish options from the likes of Novotel and Mercure, as well as some rather grand establishments right on the Place du Capitole itself, perfect for a luxury getaway or special occasion break.
Stay in a Traditional Toulouse Townhouse
Fans of traditional French style will be pleased to find a number of atmospheric townhouse hotels built from the pink terracotta bricks that gave the city its ‘La Ville Rose’ moniker. With their ornate wrought-iron balconies and elegant floor-to-ceiling windows, these kind of one, two and three-star hotels are a popular option for those who want to immerse themselves in the culture of the city.
What to See near the Capitole de Toulouse
Base yourself near the Capitole de Toulouse and the majority of the city’s major sights will be within walking distance. You could spend some time strolling along the Canal du Midi’s towpath, visit a few major museums such as the Musee des Augustins and the Museum de Toulouse, or wander through the cobbled streets of the Vieux Quartier in search of the best chocolatiers, fashion boutiques and wine bars. Whatever you choose to do, your Capitole de Toulouse hotel will never be too far away.