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Fondation Bemberg

Place d'Assezat | Hôtel d'Assézat, 31000 Toulouse, France (Saint Rome)
33 05 61 12 06 89
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Ranked #3 of 50 attractions in Toulouse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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265 reviews 265 reviews
182 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Hotel d' Assezat houses the personal collection of Georges Bemberg and is a collaboration of the Foundation and the City of Toulouse. It is quite a large collection and includes paintings, drawings, sculptures, ancient books and furniture. Paintings and drawings are the highlights of the collection, especially 19th and early 20th century French painting. The building itself is a... More

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21 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This museum is in a lovely old house and contains some real gems from Degas, Canaletto, Picasso, Renoir and Lautrec to name but a few! Well worth the 8 Euro admission.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

For some the substantial painting collection on the upper floor (works from ca. 1850 to 1950) will be the main draw here. One could be absorbed by them for an hour or two. But for me the more substantial lower floor, jam packed with earlier paintings and decorative objects, was enthralling. Quirky, yes. But one got a very good sense... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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96 reviews 96 reviews
38 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We really enjoyed this little museum/gallery.... but don't follow the guide book! The best part of the collection is on the top floor, so bypass the older stuff (there are some wonderful things to see on the first floor, but the presentation is poor) and go straight to the impressionists and other more modern works... some stunning paintings in a... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Nice collection in a beautiful building, spoilt by the terrible colours of the walls which detract and the poor lighting which makes it impossible to see some of the works except from an oblique angle.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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96 reviews 96 reviews
26 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

A formerly private collection in a beautiful building, with not just a major collection of Bonnard, but also Monet, Lautrec, Degas and other impressionists, as well as Picasso, but also ceramics, clocks and furniture. A better visit than the more well-known Museum St. Augustin, by far.

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29 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The lower rooms housed as election of quality decorative arts, including furniture, silver, brass, ceramics and orientalia. The upper floor had a disappointing selection of late 19c paintings. Of one is a student of Bonnard, there is a room full of his work. Suggest skipping this site, if you are short on time.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This museum wasn't part of our agenda, but we saw it on the tourist map and gave it a try. Wow - we were delighted with the collection and my 16 yo daughter (who has somehow become an history buff) was very impressed with the artists on diplay - including Monet, Matisse, and Picasso! If you have a museum day... More

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The first few rooms were confusing and very full of works of art. The rooms on the second floor are well worth spending a lot of time over.

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Oslo, Norway
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157 reviews 157 reviews
36 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

The collection is housed in a beautiful and historic building in Toulouse. It is spread out over 2 floors on the upper levels, and each room has a different theme, e.g. the Venetian Room, or the Portrait Gallery, etc...It´s only about 10 rooms in total, but the content here is really crammed into the interior, and there´s a lot to... More

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