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Fondation Bemberg

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Address: Place d'Assezat | Hôtel d'Assézat, 31000 Toulouse, France
Phone Number: 33 05 61 12 06 89
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Tue - Wed 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Thu 1:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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A hidden jewel in Toulouse

This is a first rate private art collection is nested in the Hotel d'Assezat, a renaissance Hotel particulier. The hotel is located in the center of the old Toulouse city on rue... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a first rate private art collection is nested in the Hotel d'Assezat, a renaissance Hotel particulier. The hotel is located in the center of the old Toulouse city on rue de Metz a few steps away from the Garonne river. The building facade is beautiful ounce you pass the portal you enter in the courtyard were there is... More 

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Fondation Bemberg is not to be missed for any art lover. The setting is simply beautiful and the first level of the museum features many amazing pieces of decorative arts, including some stunning furniture and ceramics. The paintings are spectacular and feature many periods ranging from Renaissance to 20th century. Roaming the halls of the Hotel d'Assezat to view... More 

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Haywards Heath
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Great collection in a fascinating building - especially the impressionists and post-impressionists. My personal highlight was Pissarro's painting of Dulwich College where I was once a pupil, as I didn't know the original was here. Only two negatives (which prevent this being a 5 star review): the ban on taking photographs, and the cafe - where no-one seemed interested or... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The art collection found at the Foundation Bemberg is an eclectic and amazing assemblage of western European art. As others have pointed out the information provided in the gallery is very light on. However, is one there to read or to enjoy the art?

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Best Bonnard collection that I have ever seen! This may be the best art museum in Toulouse. The second floor collection of Impressionist paintings is impressive! We had lunch at the museum on the terrace, which is an elegant way to start one's visit.

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Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I' m not much educated in art, but I liked it. I would apreciate more informations about painters for enjoy it a little bit more, but I think, that second floor was really impressive with all that impressionists. :) 5 e for student worth it.

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Novato, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

If you visit one museum in Toulouse, this is it. The collection is not at the level of major museums like those in Paris or New York, but it is interesting and well displayed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Like any private collection, this one reflects the taste of the collector, Argentine art patron and writer Georges Bemberg, an American educated part-time Parisian. No great holdings, but about 15 rooms of interesting paintings, furniture and objets d'art. They could use far better arrangement and interpretation, but that may come in time. Housed in a Renaissance hotel particulier owned by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is a first rate private art collection, along the lines of the Wallace in London or the Frick in New York. Make sure you pick up the 'free' information leaflet at the entrance (it was available in English), which has a wealth of detail on the exhibits. The sequence of first floor rooms has a mixture of furniture, paintings,... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Intriguing collection, reasonably well presented. Would benefit from more information about each piece and how/why the collection was put together.

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