Capitole- The city hall seen form the square "Charles de Gaulle" #
The Capitole of Toulouse houses the city hall with its mayor in one part, and a theatre (since 1737) in an other part.
This view is really from back, not from the 12.000 m2 large Place de Capitol that is often used for special markets, events or such.
The tower shown was built in 1525- 1529 and was used as archive for a long time, but now houses the tourist office.
Despite its look, the tower was never meant as a defensive building.