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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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An amazing find.

Beautiful cloisters around a herb garden enclosed by very different exhibitions on all sides. Wonderful Roman and medieval works with large statuary you can examine at close hand... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Sunderland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

This is a nice venue for a spectacular exhibition of religious sculpture and associated art. I've given it three stars simply because it is not a museum and will not suit people seeking history over art.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Beautiful cloisters around a herb garden enclosed by very different exhibitions on all sides. Wonderful Roman and medieval works with large statuary you can examine at close hand. Not really into 18/19C Romantic stuff but upstairs gallery full of very large bucolic paintings. My only regret is that they didn't serve refreshments in the cloisters as I spent 3 hrs... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Musee des Augustins was filled with great art and sculptures, but for having so many staff members guarding the place I didn't feel very engaged. I would have like the staff to offer some information on the artwork on display. However it did have some great community links, when I went there were local school children were in the central... More 

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Haywards Heath
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

All the guide books point to this as a great collection, but I found it underwhelming. At least one major section was closed; the large, old-style galleries of French 18th and 18th century pictures was frankly boring; the staff seem uninterested. Not one I would return to.

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Wonderful museum with amazing concept and fantastic exhibits. It is a perfect place to spend several hours walking around rooms galleries and also enjoying the garden. The staff that works there is very helpful and polite. Loved the paintings, loved the gothic statues as well as gargoyles.. Every floor has a theme and it is organized the way that you... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We decided to visit on museum in Toulouse and found this one to have great works of art! The Augustinian convent was built in the 14th centuryand since 1793 has been the Museum of Fine Arts in Toulouse. This is a fantastic space that combines the beauty of its cloister, the elegance of church to unique collections in Europe. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Small and well organized. The exhibits themselves are very artistically set. Some excellent displays. Definitely worth the 5€ euro entry fee which is good for the whole day. And just around the corner is St. George square where you can find plenty of cafés for a refreshment break.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Very friendly staff. Beautiful building. Loved roaming around the different halls by ourselves. Quality of the painting and sculputure is very high. Not just their famous Madonna, but also the seventeenth-century prophets in the church impressed us. Loved the hall of pillar-heads/capitols. Great modern way of displaying them and excellent info in English and French provided for each piece. Go... More 

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

The building itself is old and makes a nice exhibition space. There are a few interesting pieces, but overall the works on display are only of middling value.

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Helsinki
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The museum has some excellent pieces like Delacroix's "Moulay Abd-er-Rahman, Sultan of Morocco Leaving the Palace in Meknès with his Entourage" or Eugène Thivier's "Nightmare" which almost comes close to soft-core pornography. The museum however is not huge and walking through it doesn't take very many hours. This museum is therefore a nice distraction if you are in town, but... More 

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