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The picture is taken in the Court Henry du Capitole in Toulouse .

The name of this court is that the Capitouls decide to build a statue of King Henri IV . The polychrome marble statue of Thomas Hurtamat dating from 1607 is installed above the portal Nicolas Bachelier. But , it is replaced between 1799 and 1800 by Freedom and finds its place in 18155 . It consists of a black body armor and a crown of green laurel placed in a niche between two oculi and emblazoned capitouls white head. Under the statue , an inscription dating from the Revolution remains: " Live, all the people loved him . He wept when he was removed. Posterity will cease to love a pious love. "

Portal Nicolas Bachelier is a semicircular door . Above the arch is another name for Pallas the goddess Minerva and left a winged figure carries a stick on which was placed an owl and restoration since 1873 , a cross of Languedoc. At right is another winged figure brandishing a laurel wreath and a flowering branch .

On the floor of the court , a sealed slab recalls the execution by beheading of Henri II de Montmorency October 30, 1632 by order of Richelieu and Louis XIII. He was found to have participated in the uprising of the South against the royal power .

The Capitol building now houses the city hall of Toulouse and the Capitol Theatre . Its construction was decided by Capitouls in 1190 , to establish the seat of municipal power. This square is the heart of the city of Toulouse. It is the emblem of the city and is the location of municipal power for more than eight centuries. The Capitol is surrounded by Lafayette Street , rue d'Alsace -Lorraine and Rue Weight Oil . Formerly called the Common House , it consisted of a larger complex of buildings purchased, constructed and modified over the centuries as required. Today, the only remaining tower archives or Dungeon dating from the sixteenth century , the galleries of the court - Henri IV of the seventeenth century and the facade of the town hall of the eighteenth century.

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