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les Abattoirs

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Address: 76 allees Charles-de-Fitte, 31300 Toulouse, France
Phone Number: 05 62 48 58 00
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Worth a visit but probably not for everyone

Spent a couple of hours here escaping the endless rain we were experiencing in the Pyrenees. We had some problems finding it but once located we parked at the Place de l'Europe... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
8 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Spent a couple of hours here escaping the endless rain we were experiencing in the Pyrenees. We had some problems finding it but once located we parked at the Place de l'Europe which was about a 15 minute walk away. A beautiful space for exhibiting what we found challenging paintings, photographs, videos and installations. There were few pieces we fully... More 

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Sedavi, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The visit started pretty well when even before coming into the museum we found a steampunkish merry-go-round (The Menager) in the park just outside. Inside a mismatched collection of paintings, performances, videos... We enjoyed specially a dadaist imperialista video.

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Bournemouth
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53 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Beautifully restored abattoir on the west bank of the Garonne, it houses a modern art museum, which is interesting but was a bit too 'avant garde' for our tastes.

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Toulouse, France
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The museum is of modern art, so be prepared.... and not very interesting modern art either. Have been to two exhibitions and was not remotely impressed either time.

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Swadlincote, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The gallery is across the river from the main square in Toulouse but definitely worth the walk (around 20mins). The entry fee is 7E each. The space itself (a former abattoir) is fantastic - light and airy. The first piece we saw on entry was a giant balloon composed entirely of old carrier bags - you could walk around and... More 

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Montpellier, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I saw the Franz Gertsch exhibition, which definitely needed a space like this, large, light, and balanced. The building itself has been very sensitively repurposed and is perfect for showing off large-scale art (and video installations in the basement). The staff were very friendly and helpful. The permanent exhibition was a bit patchy. It's a bit of a walk from... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We've visited an exhibition by Franz Gertsch (summer '14). The building is a nice setting for his large painted works. If you like this kind of realist paintings, it is absolutely worth a visit. As in so many other cities, old buildings have been transformed to galleries. The walk towards the museum along the river was really nice. The old... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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