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“A great in-depth look at the artist” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Musee Toulouse-Lautrec

Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
Opposite the north side of the cathedral, Albi, France
05-63-49-48-70
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Albi
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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Albany, New York
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“A great in-depth look at the artist”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

It's too easy to peg Toulouse Lautrec, and this museum provides a wide and deeper opportunity to see a lot of his work not otherwise viewed. A great setting too.

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“Unexpected treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Albi, France is between Carcassone and Sarlat-la-Caneda, two much better known tourist destinations. There are two principal attractions in Albi, the highly unusual and fortress-like medieval cathedral and the adjacent castle that now houses the Musee Toulouse-Latrec. The artist was born in Albi. The Musee houses a vast collection of the subject's paintings and posters and an audio guide gives detailed commentary on 50 of the images, with relevant and very interesting commentary on the artist's tragic life. By the time you leave after an hour or more, you feel like you know a lot about the artist and the milieu that he lived in. My wife and I found the experience to be outstanding and highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in the artist. Albi is definitely worth a stop if you are in the vicinity.

Visited May 2013
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Toulouse, France
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“A must see plus it was very well renovated!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Toulouse-Lautrec is born in Albi, now part of the Unesco patrimony. So you kind of have to go and visit! It is very nicely renovated and give you an interesting insight about the painter. Plus it is next to the famous Cathedral and the Jardins du Palais de la Berbie. So no need to take your car, you can see all at once.
if I remember correctly the entrance is 8 euros for an adult and free for children at least until 11 years old. I went with my niece! They have a nice gift shop, a bit expensive as usual.

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“Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Outstanding collection of Lautrec's works with an informative audio guide available. Lautrec grew up in Albi so the museum has taken special care with the way the exhibition is organised. The building that it housed in is special too. The museum opens at 10am but be aware that it closes from 12.30 to 2.00pm each day.

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“Heavenly!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

What a treat to see so much of this artist's work in one place! We loved it all and the building in which it is housed is also wonderful. It is worth purchasing the audio commentary for a fuller understanding of the works and also for information about Toulouse-Lautrec.

Visited April 2013
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