Place du Capitole - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Place du Capitole
The Capitol Square is a square in the historic center of Toulouse in France. It is located in the heart of the Capitole district, in sector 1 of the city. Flanked by grand municipal buildings, the square includes the long neo-classical facade of Capitole, the city hall, built in the 1750s. The name "Capitole" referred not only to the Roman Capitol but also to the capitulum, which was the chapter of the governing magistrates. It was a centre of contention during the 1562 Toulouse Riots, with Hug
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Musée des Augustins
0.44km from Place du Capitole
The Musée des Augustins is the Museum of Fine Arts in Toulouse in Haute-Garonne. Created by decision of23 December 1793and opened in 1795, it is housed in the former Augustinian convent in Toulouse. It brings together important collections of painting and sculpture. The first collections are made up of revolutionary seizures and works from the Royal Academy of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture of Toulouse.
0.46km from Place du Capitole
The Saint-Raymond museum, Toulouse archeology museum, or more simply Saint-Raymond museum, formerly the antique museum, is the archaeological museum of Toulouse opened in 1892. It is housed within the walls of the former Saint-University college. Raymond dating from the xvi th century one borders on the Saint-Sernin basilica. It preserves and presents archaeological collections from protohistory to the early Middle Ages, mainly Celtic, Roman, and early Christian periods.
0.47km from Place du Capitole
The Hôtel d'Assézat is a 16th-century Renaissance palace, which houses the Bemberg Foundation, a major art gallery. It was probably designed by Toulouse architect Nicolas Bachelier for Pierre d'Assézat, a rich manufacturer. It is an outstanding example of the Renaissance architecture characteristic of southern France. Today, it is home to the Union des sociétés savantes and the Bemberg Foundation.
Basilique Saint-Sernin de Toulouse
0.49km from Place du Capitole
The Saint-Sernin basilica in Toulouse is a sanctuary built to house the relics of Saint Saturnin , the first bishop of Toulouse, martyred in 250 . Saint-Sernin is one of the largest preserved Romanesque churches in Europe, along with the cathedral in Speyer , Germany. It was served from the ix th century at the latest until the French Revolution, by a canonical community.
Pont Neuf Toulouse
0.68km from Place du Capitole
The Pont Neuf is the oldest bridge in Toulouse which links Gascogne to the Languedoc. It was commissioned by the King of France, François I. The Pont Neuf has largely preceded the other bridges built over the Garonne such as the Pont Saint-Michel in 1836, or the Pont Saint-Pierre in 1852. It is one of the famous landmarks in this area and also it attracts a lot of tourists.
Muséum de Toulouse
1.2km from Place du Capitole
The Toulouse museum is a natural history and ethnology museum located in the Jardin des Plantes in Toulouse, Busca - Montplaisir district. The Toulouse Natural History Museum houses a collection of more than two and a half million pieces over an area of around 6,000 m, not counting the external annexes. It is the second-largest in France after the National Museum of Natural History in Paris.