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Musee Toulouse-Lautrec

Opposite the north side of the cathedral, Albi, France
05-63-49-48-70
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Albi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is a delightful place to visit you will see so much you recognise. The staff were friendly and helpful ….I was captivated the moment I walked in if I am ever back in Albi I will be going back

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Zagreb, Croatia
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122 reviews 122 reviews
82 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Thanks to the parents of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, the museum possesses the largest collection of the artist in the world. Over 1000 works, pictures, lithographs, drawings, preparatory studies including all 31 posters afford a complete documented approach of the artist and illustrate each facet of his multifarious and innovative talent.The museum is placed in lovely setting. The art of the... More

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Palos Hills, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I do recommend the audioguide (for the four extra euros), because without it, the experience will be much less absorbing. That mentioned, actually finding some of the paintings that the audioguide is linked to is a royal pain. After the tour (of about two hours), I had a headache, and that was, I'm sure, largely to do with the way... More

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Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This museum had the comprehensive collection of the works of Toulouse-Lautrec. He may not be your favourite impressionist but he was the first notable commercial artist and it was worthwhile to visit. The bonus is that the museum is in the bishop's palace just beside the cathedral.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

A well put together exhibition and time line of T-L from his early years to his more renown works. Also the explanations of the processes he used are very informative. The other galleries are worth a look too in this lovely building.

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Kent, England
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This beautiful red brick building provides an appropriate setting to discover the works of Toulouse-Lautrec and other artists. I was initially put off by the list of 'dont's' that greets the visitor, in particular 'no photography' but having got immersed in the atmosphere created here I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The delightful views over the Tarn and the town of... More

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Willisau, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Amazing building, amazing collection and amazing story about the artist. Very worth it to make a visit.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Not over crowded, and a tranquil environment to look at the pictures. Very modern clean facilities. Could do more with the signage

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Lake Forest, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Since I did not know much about this artist, I wasn't sure what to expect. I not only learned about this famous artist but I enjoyed seeing all of his works. In each room there is an informational fact sheet in various languages giving explanation to what you are viewing. There are also places to sit. I spent several hours... More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We visited as part of a day trip to Albi and were not disappointed. I didn't know much about Toulouse-Lautrec beforehand, but the volume and variety of his work was huge. The museum is very well presented and housed in a stunning bishop's palace next to the cathedral, which is almost worth the visit in itself.

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