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[{"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# Capitole de Toulouse"},{"metadata":{"height":512,"width":1000},"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FyK22deiZe4AvAtTcZLJK%2FToulouse_capitole_R.jpg?alt=media&token=38407d26-bb05-4c54-89c8-ca5bcf9c082e","version":1,"type":"img"},{"content":"The facade of the Capitole was pink tiled in 1750 in the Neoclassical style designed by Guillaume Cammas. Capitole is 456 feet long. It dominates the large Place du Capitole in the center of Toulouse. The eight columns above the main entrance are in tribute to the original eight Capitouls. In 1873, a bell tower was erected on top of the donjon.\n\nDonjon is not a dungeon, but a guard, the most powerful part of a castle. The Capitole's Donjon has a dark past. Jean Calas, an unlucky Protestant, was interrogated here. The Duke of Montmorency was beheaded in the courtyard after losing an argument with Cardinal Richelieu. The Donjon used to be the repository of the city's archives. Now it is the tourist office.\n\nThe Capitole is home to the town hall, the opera company Theater du Capitole de Toulouse and the Orchester National du Capitole de Toulouse. The murals recount major events of the past: the Cathar Period, the First Earls of Toulouse, the Sieges of the City, and the Games of Flowers.\n\nThe Floral Games is a poetry competition held every May since 1324. The first prize is a purple and yellow color. Second prize is a silver rose. Competitions are judged by Leys d'amor, a theme of Occitan poetry.\n\nThe Hall of Illustrious cannot be missed. Paintings by Paul Gervais, Henri Martin, and above all, the Hall of Illustrations. The room is 202 feet long. It is filled with beautiful sculptures, paintings and murals and ceilings dedicated to famous people in Toulouse's history.","type":"text"},{"type":"link","content":"https://vi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitole_de_Toulouse"}],"location":{"latitude":43.60210252534224,"longitude":1.4402733974184656,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834},"address":"Capitole de Toulouse"},{"location":{"latitude":43.6003452151228,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834,"longitude":1.439880899999979},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# Quai de la Daurade"},{"type":"img","version":1,"metadata":{"height":309,"width":550},"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FyK22deiZe4AvAtTcZLJK%2Fde-la-grave.jpg?alt=media&token=9b1aa977-e0cb-45f8-89d1-3ffb29c1f227"},{"content":"The Quai is named for a Benedictine priory that had been there since the 9th century. In 1761 The Archbishop of Toulouse built the Quai and a dock by the river. Come the French Revolution, the name Quai de la Daurade was changed to quai Rousseau and the church became a tobacco factory.\n\nBy the 19th century, better heads prevailed and the tobacco factory regained its spiritual destiny and became the Basillique Notre Dame de La Daurada. It is celebrated today as the home of the Black Madonna. The Palace of Arts and Science was built on the Quai in 1895.\n\nPromenading on the Henri Martin promenade on the Quai next to the river has always been popular. Descend the steps to the river and take a cruise. Boat tours are available in the mornings and afternoons. See the finely engineered Nine Bridge, erected in 1632, it is the only bridge consistently impervious to the Garonne's ravaging floods.","type":"text"},{"type":"link","content":"https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g187175-d3474774-Reviews-Quai_de_la_Daurade-Toulouse_Haute_Garonne_Occitanie.html"}],"address":"Quai de la Daurade"},{"location":{"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":43.600120865122655,"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834,"longitude":1.4421483499999788},"address":"Georges Bemberg’s Foundation — Hotel of Assézat","media":[{"content":"# Hotel of Assézat","type":"text"},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FyK22deiZe4AvAtTcZLJK%2FH%C3%B4tel_d'Ass%C3%A9zat%2C_toulouse_(single_shot).jpg?alt=media&token=6233dde0-afc7-4516-bfef-c14cc6b8bc8a","version":1,"type":"img","metadata":{"height":668,"width":1000}},{"content":"Pierre Assézat needed a house. He needs a hotel, a villa. He was a wealthy merchant at the top of his profession and society. He wanted his mansion to be convenient to The Merchant Exchange because he was one of the founders of Exchange. The hotel was completed in 1562. Pierre died in 1581. The hotel is now owned by the City of Toulouse.\n\nThe building is L-shaped, located next to the stair pavilion. The facades have Doric, Corinthian and Ionic columns on each floor. The doric stones at the front gate sparkled with diamond shaped stones. Square control windows are flattened. Collectively, the designers and builders created a building of power and sophistication.\n\nBeginning in 1994, the Art Gallery of the Bemberg Foundation became its home to the Hotel d'Asezat. The gallery displays the collection of rich Argentinian Georges Bemberg (1915-2011). The collection features paintings, Drawings, Sketches, sculptures, antique books and furniture. French impressionism and pseudo-expressions form the bulk of the collection.\n\nHours of Operation: Tuesday-Sunday: 10am - 12:30pm / 1:30pm - 6pm.","type":"text"},{"content":"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%B4tel_d%27Ass%C3%A9zat","type":"link"}]},{"media":[{"content":"# Saint Stephen's Cathredal","type":"text"},{"type":"text","content":"The church is a Roman Catholic church and it has been listed as a national monument since 1862. It is rumored that the church was built on the remains of a third-century chapel by Saint Saturnin or Sernin construct. Saint Saturnin was martyred for his troubles but Saint Exuperius honored his memory 150 years later with a large church in the same location.\n\nDuring the French Revolution, the church was demolished and reopened as a \"Temple of Reason.\" The inside of the church was unjustly destroyed and the building was used as a warehouse for scrap metal. By 1802, Napoleon had made peace with the Pope, and the church was returned to the Catholic Church. The city of Toulouse carried out repairs.\n\nThe church is made mainly of bricks. The west-facing front is made of two unfinished churches from two different eras. The oversized post-caps established for a choir were much taller than the final choir built. There is a bell tower connected to a donjon of fortress-like proportions. The interior of the church is also a source of confusion.\n\nThe two parts of the building do not align and attempt to combine the two Gothic architectural styles. A large pillar stands between the two sections. Stained glass mainly dates from the 19th century, but there are quarried glasses from almost every decade since the 13th century. However, for all the chaos of history, the Cathedral is an island of peace."},{"type":"img","version":1,"metadata":{"height":300,"width":627},"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FyK22deiZe4AvAtTcZLJK%2FFa%C3%A7ade_nord_de_la_cath%C3%A9drale_Saint-%C3%89tienne_de_Toulouse.jpg?alt=media&token=52d5ce16-9ba4-4d53-bb2e-533526ead334"},{"metadata":{"width":576,"height":1024},"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FyK22deiZe4AvAtTcZLJK%2Ft%E1%BA%A3i%20xu%E1%BB%91ng%20(1).mp4?alt=media&token=4d813db4-d899-423e-a23e-fe58b1923c92","type":"video"}],"address":"Saint Stephen's Cathredal","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.14321712068773834,"longitude":1.4503661999999906,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":43.60004001512264}}]
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