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Musee Toulouse-Lautrec

Address: Opposite the north side of the cathedral, Albi, France
Phone Number: 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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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Broadbeach Waters
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This was a great way to see Toulouse-Lautrec's life story and many of his works set out in a very sympathetic way. The exhibition told his life story, through his work. The building and grounds are also superb and give a great vista of the River Tarn.

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Marseillan, France
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59 reviews 59 reviews
3 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Well laid out, great explanations in French, English and Italian, really pleased we went. The building itself is magnificent with lovely architecture and gardens. Brilliant

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North Carolina
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Wonderful portrait of the artists work. Good audio guide. The layout is a little confusing. But this is well worth the trip.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

If you go to Albi and you like French painters, go see. Heck, together with the cathedral, it is worth a detour. Just a spoiler/teaser: Toulouse Lautrec was the trend starter for artsy ad posters. He also experimented with photography. River bridge view from the Episcopal Palace terrace hosting the museum is one of the best in France, in my... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

When you are in Albi you must visit the Musee Toulouse Lautrec The building is very impressive , but the most impressive of that visit are the gardens . As regards the exhibition it is quite interesting but I suppose that some of the most improtant pieces of the artist where missing .

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Whitefish, Montana, USA
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105 reviews 105 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The collections is astonishing and the presentation is amazing. Using the historic old building to weave people in and out of rooms was fun and the gardens were beautiful.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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81 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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