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“The Paintings” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Musee des Augustins

Musee des Augustins
21 rue de Metz, 31000 Toulouse, France
33 5 61 22 21 82
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Ranked #6 of 102 things to do in Toulouse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“The Paintings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

Sorry I'm not very art qualified ,but the paintings in the Red Gallery are amazing . Some are just huge . The amount of work that must have gone into them is mind blowing. Toulouse - Lautrec et al very interesting . Not a big museum ,but the history just oozes out of it. The architecture of the converted monastery alone insists you visit .

Visited September 2013
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“To be visited”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Interesting architecture, has a middle court garden
museum has some interesting status. To be visited

Visited May 2013
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“A surprisingly diverse and rich museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

This was by far our favorite site in Toulouse, and that's saying a lot as there were several we really enjoyed. Perhaps it was the sheer surprise that a relatively small museum could have such diverse collections: great Roman sculpture; a lovely cloister; a diverse collection of French art, including quite a number of little known works by the top impressionist and post-impressionist artists; all housed in a building that's quite interesting architecturally. We spent two hours here, and could have spent more had we not been pressed for time.

Visited August 2013
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“Magnificent sculpture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Truly amazing what they carved in stone in the middle ages. This museum is not only a beautiful historic building, with a large cloister and central garden, but the statues and other carvings on display, including a huge room full of column tops, are well worth seeing.

Visited July 2013
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“Delacroix,Ingres and Courbet in one room.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I love this fabulous fine-arts museum. Its contents span the centuries from the Roman era right to the early 20th century.
What dominates your entry from rue de Metz,are the French rooms with Delacroix,Ingres and Courbet.....Stunning!!.. Do a turn and your are facing works by Toulouse Lautrec and Monet alongside standout collections of 20th century art.
The museum is a delight with a logical progression and easy ambling space. The building itself was an Augustine Monastery.
Step out into the two 14th century cloister gardens which are picture- postcard pretty and include sculptures.
Really a lovely space.

Visited September 2012
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