Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Toulouse Town Hall

The Hôtel de Ville or Town Hall was completed in its present form in 1759. Le Capitole has not changed its layout since 1190.
The name Capitole comes from the word "chapter", the place for an Assembly.The Capitole's facade dates from 1750-1760. It was designed by the architect Georges Cammas and is decorated by eight marble columns that symbolise the eight Capitouls (or municipal magistrates) and statues.

There is an open air market there in the morning and all day on Wednesdays.


Blogger Eric said...

Hello Stéphane,

I see you officially opened your Toulouse Blog! Congratulations and here you are now on my city photoblog list. Keep up!

10:13 PM  

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