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les Abattoirs

76 allees Charles-de-Fitte, 31300 Toulouse, France
05 62 48 58 00
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Ranked #27 of 53 Attractions in Toulouse
Type: Art Museums
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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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3 attraction reviews
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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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122 attraction reviews
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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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16 attraction reviews
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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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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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3 attraction reviews
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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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