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Musee Toulouse-Lautrec

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Address: Opposite the north side of the cathedral, Albi, France
Phone Number: 05-63-49-48-70
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10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Best museum for years

We thought the €9 entrance fee was a bit steep for a French provincial museum but after 2 hours and a great selection of art, we realised it was great value for money. The art is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Vickie M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We thought the €9 entrance fee was a bit steep for a French provincial museum but after 2 hours and a great selection of art, we realised it was great value for money. The art is housed in an interesting building which is equally as interesting to walk round as the art. Well laid out and easy to follow, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveling with wife whose profession is painting allows one to understand how profound this is collection. Since no one in Paris thought his work deserved exhibiting, the mayor of Albi arranged to have the family donate his works in exchange for the Museum. HIs early works, classically trained have never been seen by most individuals. However, its his progression over... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At 9 euros per adult and the vast collection of mainly painting it is well worth while. Around two floors to walk around, sometimes feeling it is a maze. Great works of art and history.

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Thank Alan H
Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant setting in the Archbishops' Palace. Personally, Toulouse-Lautrec is not my favourite artist, but the layout and descriptions were excellent, the architecture of the Archbishops' Palace fascinating, and the views over the gardens and Albi outstanding.

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Thank wendyanddavid536
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the gallery very I teresti g but would not have paid the €9 if it had not been European Heritage day and the museum was free. Found the paintings by Toulouse-Lautrac pretty ordinary but did enjoy and recognise the posters that were displayed. One of the highlights was being able to see through the Berbie Palace which houses... More 

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Thank Anthony S
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the works of this great artist. Need several hours to admire his works, all donated by his kind mother to the city of Albi.

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Thank Nguyen D
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very pleasantly surprised by the scope and quality of the exhibit. It include some early work by Lautrec and some work-in progress, as well as some of his collections. The museum does not appear to have many visitors. We thought it was closed for the day (it was later in the afternoon) when we entered the outer gate... More 

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Bordeaux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Apparently I wasn't very familiar with the work of Toulouse Lautrec because this excellent museum took me by surprise. While well-known for his posters and lithographs, I had no idea about his more classical work and I was duly impressed. Buy a combination ticket at a discount at the tourist office and head one door away to be amazed. I... More 

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Thank julijoyeux
Gulf Breeze, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Toulouse Lautrec museum contains the pieces that he deemed worth saving. He personally destroyed what he considered not worthy of being seen by the public. Hence, the display isn't all that large but is very interesting to see. His devotion to his mother is obvious in his work as well as how much he loved horses. No photography is permitted.

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Thank Elaine P
Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent presentation of a large collection of the artist's work (and that of a few others) with laminated explanatory cards in French, German and English in each room. The museum is housed in the former bishop's palace adjacent to the Cathedral; this and its lovely garden provide a fine setting for the art. The collection is based on donations... More 

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