Place Saint-Georges (Saint-Georges Square and Market), Toulouse

Place Saint-Georges (Saint-Georges Square and Market), Toulouse

Saint-Georges Square is named for a small chapel that was in the middle of the square. The chapel was moved hundreds of years ago to a corner of the street only to be demolished in 1808. The Square was once a popular locale for the burning of heretics during the Inquisition. No nostalgia for that "old time religion" here.

Prior to the French Revolution of 1794 the square was named Montaygon, after a local landlord. Come the Revolution the square was named Place Calas. Jean Calas was executed in the square. At one time the square was named for composer Paul Vidal. Vidal, happily, was not executed anywhere. Finally, in 1914, the City brought back Saint-Georges Square.

There is no shortage of good places to dine around the square. One may sit inside or outside. Outside is recommended for relaxed people watching. Every morning, except Sunday there is a farmers market in the Saint-Georges Square. Go early.

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Sight Name: Place Saint-Georges (Saint-Georges Square and Market)
Sight Location: Toulouse, France (See walking tours in Toulouse)
Sight Type: Shopping
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