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Musee des Augustins

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Address: 21 rue de Metz, 31000 Toulouse, France
Phone Number: 33 5 61 22 21 82
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Best museum in Toulouse.

The grounds are spectacular and the cloister is wonderful with deckchairs so you can sit and admire the view. The statues and painting have the WOW factor.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Such a beautiful building to walk around, the content of the museum is quite interesting but it will not take you long to see it all. You only need and hour or so to visit here. I recommend sitting on the deckchairs in the cloister and enjoying the view. Reasonably priced or free to under 18s and students and provided... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The grounds are spectacular and the cloister is wonderful with deckchairs so you can sit and admire the view. The statues and painting have the WOW factor.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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263 reviews 263 reviews
138 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I so enjoyed this visit! There are several reasons to like it. first because of its setting, A former Augustine monastery, and a beautiful one. As the museum's brochure tells me, this historical monument was built in the Southern Gothic style, and a very early museum, turned from monastery to museum in 1793, only a few years after the Louvre... More 

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Exeter
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

4 euro to get in plus 2 euro fot the excellent audio guide. An interesting collection with modern twist. Concentrating on local history and artefacts. Collection well presented and laid out. Well worth a visit

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Beautiful examples of various ancient sculptures and column decor through history as well as vast room full of paintings to contemplate. Very enjoyable experience.

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Wiltshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

14th/15th century paintings, sculpture, and gargoyles! And only four euros. A great way to spend a few hours soaking up a bit of history in an amazing building.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

An attractive cloistered monastery with central garden. The room showing capitals from pillars of various churches is really cool, and there are some first-rate paintings in here too (don't forget to check out the room upstairs). They tend to have organ recitals (only 30 minutes or so) in the church on Wednesday evenings - try asking at reception.

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Haute-Garonne, France
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

the title museum ,invokes exhibits / articles to see, This is a building with itself being the attraction, so for me a misnomer. The mirror placed horizontally at about waist height tat one end of the huge space gives a fascinating view of the vaulted roof structure, Worth a visit for that as it is in a "free" area before... More 

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Bremen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

In the inner courtyard you will find a little botanic garden with common and more rare plants and trees, including the local signature - violets. The collection of sculptures (mainly late 19th century) is very good. Various paintings include the monumental painting of Mehmet II entering into Constantinople by Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant and the portrait of Baronesse de Croussol by Elisabeth... More 

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Utrecht, Países Bajos
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I went there on Tuesday and I discovered that it was closed, the funny thing is that a paper stick to the door was informing about it, because the plaque next to the door doesn't inform about that.

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