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Musee des Augustins

21 rue de Metz, 31000 Toulouse, France
33 5 61 22 21 82
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Ranked #6 of 53 Attractions in Toulouse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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Montpellier, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

As well as being a museum, this is also one of the most peaceful spaces I found in Toulouse. The religious statuary was very well presented, and the church was beautiful. The organisation of the paintings was a little haphazard, and the Romanesque gallery for the church carvings a little strange (see picture) but it was a very good place... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A beautiful, tranquil museum in the heart of the City on the main shopping street. The exhibits were very well displayed in quite interesting ways that gave the place a strangely contemporary feel despite its historical artefacts. The garden within was full of vegetables and herbs adding a wonderful contemplative respite in the middle of a busy afternoon. Deckchairs were... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Well with the visit. A great place to wander and explore. The Salon Rouge and Salon Blanc are stunning.

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This museum was one of the high lights of our European trip. Hard to describe the depth of the exhibitions here, awe inspiring is one word. The staff were incredibly helpful and at every turn there is a work by a master. Absolutely sensational. We managed to get there on one of the days that it was free entry by... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

And in a very interesting building, courtyard, church and cloisters. The new gallery with stonework displayed in an almost Moorish and very modern manner actually works very well. A very relaxing and calming visit,away from the hustle and bustle of the nearby shopping area. A well spent 4e!

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We loved every minute of our visit. The exhibitions and galleries are set around the square of the cloisters which in themselves are magnificent. The whole place is spacious and light, with the objects placed and lit with care. The paintings need more space perhaps, not easy to see those placed high on the walls. Used to London muséums, it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The sculptures are incredible, but the structure is the real star. The building was formerly an Augustinian monastery and includes a cloister and church, a striking background for the sculptures. Even non-musseum lovers will find this worth the visit.

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Ararat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We were very pleasantly surprised by the wealth of interesting artworks in this beautiful ancient church and monastery building dating from the 14th century. We loved being able to wander through the rooms filled with sculptures and paintings covering a wide span of history. There are works from the Flemish, Dutch and Italian schools and works from Toulouse Lautrec and... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

As with many museums in France , the buildings in which the collections are displayed are worthy of admiration -- this is such a case, whilst not detracting from the collection which is also rich, comprehensive , well displayed and written up. To quote Wikipedia: "The building in which the museum is sited was built in 1309 in the Gothic... More

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lawrenceville, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Of the several buildings and displays (all of which are worth a visit) the church is the most amazing. The architecture and decoration are simple yet awe inspiring. Toulouse does not have any truly first-tier attractions, but this one is the best there is.

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