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Musee Toulouse-Lautrec

Opposite the north side of the cathedral, Albi, France
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Albi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Don't get us wrong, we love all sorts of art and we really appreciate all types, but this guy struggled. Occasionally we saw a painting worth looking at but most of the time we were thinking our kids have done better! Given that Albi, as beautiful as it undoubtedly is, is not famous for anything at all really, it is... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

My traveling companion and I found Albi to be a lovely quintessential French village and the Toulouse Lautrec museum surprisingly well designed for an enlightening 'tour' of the artist's work and too short life. I would recommend this exhibit and museum for young and old as well as new and seasoned art enthusiasts. One audio guide is sufficient as the... More

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3 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

This is more than just a museum about Toulouse-Lautrec as there is a really good exhibition about the history of the city of Albi and the construction of the palace where the museum is located. I would definitely recommend visiting the museum before you visit the cathedral. Also, do not miss the gardens of the museum (free to visit). These... More

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San Francisco, CA
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Do not miss this. Beautiful museum. Very well done. Excellent collection and explanations. Fantastic building.

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
16 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

1. Great audio tour, not too long, not too short - just right! 2. Well rounded collection, over Lautrec's entire life span. 3. The building has been beautifully restored - tremendous! 4. The two rooms that hold his posters are spectacular! 5. Lots of great restaurants right outside the front door.

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Paris, France
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18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a world-class museum. I had no idea how talented Toulouse-Lautrec was, or that most of his work was done in the 10 years before his premature death at 37. We thought we would go for an hour and stayed for three! Definitely rent the audio guide. You will miss too much if you don't.

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19 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

In a characteristic building with wonderful gardens one finds the museum with an overview of the career of Toulouse-Lautrec. Next to some other works, his pieces are on show in a chronological order, so that it is possible to get a good idea of his development. Very interesting!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

No trip to Albi is complete without checking out the amazing cathedral, reputedly the largest brick building in the world, and then the Musee Toulouse-Lautrec built into the adjoining Palais de la Berbie, formerly the Bishops' Palace. Those familiar with Toulouse Lautrec's work will enjoy seeing originals of the the posters for shows in the Montmartre area of Paris from... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were holidaying nearby and wanted to visit Albi as we had heard it was a beautiful town. I did a bit of research and discovered that Toulouse Lautrec was born here and there was an entire Museum full of his paintings. We didn't know a lot about him (what we did know was gleaned from the film Moulin Rouge)... More

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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Albi is an impressive small town to wander round but felt rather over hyped until we went into this amazing museum. Far from what we had expected it was chocked full of Toulouse Lautrec's own work (from his teens to the time shortly before his death) and it had multilingual sheets of information in each room talking through why he... More

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