Place du Capitole

The Place du Capitole is Toulouse’s grandest square and its social hub. This is the perfect place to mingle with locals and sip Toulouse’s signature kir royale à la violette, made with champagne and violet liqueur. Stylish arcades shelter café tables from summer sun and autumn showers, and Toulouse’s mellow climate means you can enjoy sitting in the open air almost all year

round, while you admire the grand façade of the 18th century Capitole, which dominates the square. On Saturday mornings, the square hosts the open-air market where the produce stalls are a feast for the senses. And the more generous stall holders may even offer you some free samples of sausage, cheese and wine to enjoy.

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