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les Abattoirs

76 allees Charles-de-Fitte, 31300 Toulouse, France
05 62 48 58 00
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Ranked #21 of 50 attractions in Toulouse
Type: Art Museums
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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Les Abbatoirs is now a Gallery of Modern Art so your enjoyment will depend to some extent on how you feel about modern art and on what exhibitions are on. Entrance costs €7. On the day we visited there were two special exhibitions - I liked some of the works by one of the artists but the other really didn't... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great reconversion for this old slaughterhouse just on the other side of the river Garonne.. Impressive space for temporary exhibition. Value of the visit is therefore in the building in itself, but of course will also heavily depend on the temporary exhibition, so important to check their internet page ahead of time. Place is easily reachable on foot from the... More

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

The building is amazing and if you enjoy modern or contemporary art you will be impressed with the extent of the galleries and the exceptional presentation of work

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Excellent conversion of lovely old industrial buildings (the cattle market and slaughterhouse) now housing an interesting collection of 20c French art and changing visiting exhibitions. The current exhibition of Tony Smith sculpture, architecture and painting is very well displayed and looks wonderful in the huge brick halls.

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quebec
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

In order to reach this museum on foot one has to walk for a good half hour if one is staying in downtown Toulouse and it is really not worth the time or the effort. The only thing we saw that was of any interest was a children's carrousel in the park that was adjacent to the museum. The children... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

An exciting tour in the middle of the contemporary art,amazing photos videos and sound that bring you in a colourful universe..an experience to try!

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London
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17 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

There wasn't much happening as they seemed to be renovating, and I guess it might have been more fun here if more had been happening. I am sorry to say I found this place boring. There was a cafe that looked as if it could have been nice, but we were not really hungry. Other than this, there was no... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012 via mobile

The abattoirs arts centre is undergoing repairs and only had one exhibition on. - of an artist who takes humself very seriously obviously) We got in free. I'm prepared to believe it's better when fully operational. But the humourless incomprehensible art work, bleak and uninviting acres of dead space around the buildings, the prim shop and the absolute deafness of... More

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NEWPORT, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

it was in the high 30's when we were there - every day - so at one stage we went to the Abbatoir area by the river to while away some free time and relax, easy to access from the other side fo the river (enjoy the old bridge too with its unusual design for letting peak flood water through).... More

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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

If you have a student ID, it's 3 euros... Regular price is 8 euros... so if you have one, don't forget it. The exhibits here are pretty cool and change a few times a year.... All the exhibits were creative and interesting... I think even children would enjoy this museum.... There are rooms with mirrors and dots, and moving light... More

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