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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 #5 of 50 attractions in Toulouse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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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 NEW

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

The main reason I aded Toulouse to my itinerary was to spend time at this museum. Though the setting was very impressive, I was disappointed by the collection. The sculpture was interesting to view, but not worth a trip. I found some of the paintings on the upper floor to be more to my taste, though again not worth coming... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

A beautiful setting, with a few minor works by painters of whom you've heard, but loaded with paintings by artists of deservedly minor reputation. My wife is an artist, and while we found the interiors lovely, the paintings were a quick walk-through.

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Sussex, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Normally, these sculptures are high up on cathedrals. This collection is at eye level and what an eye opener that turned out to be. I absolutely loved it. They also have a good collection of Flemish paintings onwards, unfortunately, impressive though they were, I was bowled over by the medieval stuff, especially the gargoyles !

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This is another place we hadn't planned on while in Toulouse, but it is also a Toulouse "must-see". The museum itself was a beautiful piece of work. It was compact and easy to navigate. It was well laid out and as you moved through the rooms, you moved through time. Lots of Medieval art and then collections from more recent... More

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Oloron-Sainte-Marie, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This is a must if you are in Toulouse -fantastic setting in a former convent with exquisite cloisters and also fabulous exhibits . The medeival sculpture collection is absolutely breathtaking and the collection of paitings on the higher florrs are equally interesting - and all exhibited in the most wonderful setting . Do not miss this if you are in... More

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