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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 17 attractions in Albi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums, History Museums
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Albi, France
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was born in Albi, hence the siting of this museum. It's interesting to see the originals of his works, but I can't say I'm blown away by them. On the other hand......the museum is set within the Palais de la Berbie, which dates from the 13th century. And behind the Palais lie the gardens, which overlook the... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Do not fail to read the descriptions in each room on the plastic cards. They were written superbly by the musuem's conservator (also the author of catalogues in the shop) and convey a real sense of the demimonde in which Touslouse-Lautrec worked, as well as how his talents developed. The castle garden is also not to be missed.

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Probably the most important place to visit in Albi - the museum contains many of his works and illustrates what a great artist he was. His sketches and portraits, in particular, are stunning.

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Netanya, Israel
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We were passing Albi on the way to Sarlat and had little time. We chose the Musee Toulouse Lautrec as the highlight of our visit. We were disappointed, maybe we do not know much about the artist but the presentation was unattractive to us. Albi is a beautiful city select other attractions.

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Lugano, Switzerland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Beautiful exposition sadly the audio is not available in enough languages . Make sure to go visit it and have a look at the little garden on the left side just before to enter the museum.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We went to Albi for this museum and as we were already fans of Lautrec's art, we were not disappointed. The info panels were effective unlike many other museums in France and we learned new things about artist's life. The palace gardens and the view from them were also beautiful.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

First, the renovated all brick building is outstanding, its location by the river and its interior courtyard is the perfect environment for exhibiting the works of Toulouse-Lautrec. This is one of the most comprehensive exhibitions of his work that I ever seen as it includes its early works, sketches and stuff not available anywhere else. Albi is lucky that the... More

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Moulinet, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Never had I thought that Toulouse-Lautrec would have such an appeal. This museum is laid-out superbly. The tale of TL life is fascinating and shown in detail. A tremendous range of art. The bookshop has wonderful souvenirs from miniatures to full size paintings. Only problem; air-con was a bit fierce. It was hot outside, but worth taking a sweater.

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London
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

One of the most beautiful museum buildings, adjacent to the Unesco acclaimed cathedral, the former archbishop's residence houses an excellent collection of local Poster-Boy Toulouse-Lautrec's works.

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Asheville, NC
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100 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We went to the museum out of a sense of duty, since we were next door at the cathedral. It turned out to be one of the high points of our trip to France. This is a very well organized and very well interpreted museum, and the collection of about a thousand of Toulouse-Lautrec's paintings, sketches, and illustrations are presented... More

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