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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 45 attractions in Toulouse
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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New York, New York, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Located in a spectacular medieval cloister, this museum is truly a gem of the ville rose. In addition to its extensive collection of medieval art, the museum also contains a wide variety of paintings and sculpture from the 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. It is a lovely museum fit to the scale of the city in which it... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The collections are wonderful and the cloister is somewhere you could sit and reflect all day. The Romaine examples of architecture were beautifully displayed and the church and organ take your breath away.

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Didn't plan to go here but it was raining! What a find! Excellent museum - we spent hours there. If in Toulouse put it on your list to see.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Augustine's is a palace of delight, not just for the exhibits but for the building and the quadrants; you could dedicate a half day and not have enough. pay extra for current exhibitions (most is 7 euro) and check out posters on sale at reception

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Hampshire, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

The building itself is lovely, but the main attraction today are the museum galleries. There are a lot of sculptures, but the highlight for most visitors will probably be the picture galleries.

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

There is no Mona Lisa or View of Delft level masterpiece here, but there is a very interesting collection of statuary and art from the region including a beautiful Madonna and Child from the middle ages made by an anonymous artist. The painting collection is a bit of a hodgepodge, but in a good way. You'll find sketches by Toulouse-Lautrec... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This museum/art gallery had the virtue of being quite small but interesting and varied. The paintings included some well-known names and told a reasonably coherent story - although perhaps too many were squashed into the available space! The church (of the old monastery) was impressive and contained some interesting paintings, but the highlight is the cloister and garden setting -... More

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