Musée Saint-Raymond
Musée Saint-Raymond
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The museum Saint-Raymond, preserves and enhances an archaeological site that is among the largest in France.Push its doors to discover the Roman town of Tolosa, the sculptures of the villa Chiragan, the remains of a necropolis from late antiquity.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Fred G
Montreal, Canada189 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We are please that we got a chance to visit this museum, as it was closed the day before (Monday). It is hard to imagine that a flood made all these important historic items appear fro the first time. I presume the museum only existed to display these items after they were discovered and they are indeed (at least the busts: (1st and second floors) worth admiring.
Written October 10, 2023
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José Nunes
Gothenburg, Sweden11 contributions
Sep 2022
Nice museum. The exhibitions are extremely well designed and the staff was extremely friendly even the ones that couldn't speak English. The exhibition "
Le mystère Mithra. Plongée au cœur d'un culte remain" was so interesting but such a pity that they did not translate the game that is part of the exhibition into Eng. Only reason why I'm not rating it as excellent. The museum's shop is also nice despite the limited options.
Written October 9, 2022
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Philippe B
Toulouse, France5,775 contributions
Jun 2020 • Solo
Close to Saint-Sernin Basilica you’ll notice this brick-built medieval building. The collection organized on three floors shows many sarcophagus in the basement from the antiquity to the Christian Era. The first floor is fully dedicated to the artefacts found in a villae from Martres-Tolosane (50 km South of Toulouse) and the second floor gives an overview of pre-Roman and Roman period, until the establishment of the Wisigoth kingdom.
This kingdom (418-507) is the topic of a wonderful temporary exhibition.
8€ for the exhibition and the permanent collection.
Written June 14, 2020
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ejstar79
Vancouver, Canada46 contributions
Feb 2011
We arrived to some very rainy weather in Toulouse and were desperate for things to do indoors. I'm SO glad we decided to check out this fabulous museum! Located within walking distance of the city centre, this musuem is situated right next to the Saint Sernin Basilica. It features historical information about the origins of the city of Toulouse, and also houses a great gallery of marble statues, as well as a partially excavated area of Roman-era ruins underground.

The best feature os this museum was the audio guides. My husband and I were disappointed to find that some of the other museums in Toulouse were not very "English-friendly" and since my French is quite basic, I had a hard time really appreciating the museums. Not so at the Musée Saint-Raymond! Their audio guide was fantastic and extremely informative - a welcome addition to our tour of the museum.

We spent about two hours in the museum and could easily have spent longer (your visit would be much shorter without the audio guides). If you enjoy Roman history and sculpture, definitely check out this museum!
Written February 22, 2011
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imurphy
Dublin, Ireland40 contributions
Audio guide makes this an exceptional experience. Thorough & well narrated.
Written August 18, 2011
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RodDeeRoads
Dublin Ireland125 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
You will discover this small, seemingly unimposing museum, right beside the Basilica of St Sernin. We dithered about whether or not to bother venturing in but were we glad that we did...!!
The museum is home of some of the most important and extensive Roman archaeological discoveries in Europe. Almost all of the artefacts displayed came from digs that took place in and around Chiragan, near Toulouse.
The Roman villa of Chiragan, in the town of Martres-Tolosane , south-west of Toulouse, was built in the 1st century AD and was lived in until the fall of the Roman Empire. The villa is the most important Roman villa discovered in Europe, after Villa Hadriana. Amazingly, the complex covered 32 acres (130,000 sq m) over three terraces. Excavations over the centuries, as far back as the 17th century, produced a vast number of rich marble sculptures. The vast number of sculptures that were discovered now grace the Saint-Raymond Museum and, apart from those in the Louvre in Paris, it is the most important collection of busts of Roman emperors in France.
Start at the top, on the 2nd floor, where there are lots of interesting exhibits on the Romans developments in Toulouse. When you're done there, you move down to the 1st floor and this is where the main sculptures are displayed. As you enter the floor, the first area you come upon is the Galarie des Portraits... it is simply stunning. The area unfolds with sculpture after sculpture - all amazing. There is a wonderful "family tree" of Rome's first Emperor, Augustus, which contains busts of himself and his family. Another display incorporates a series of reliefs depicting the Labour's of Hercules.
The basement contains interesting funeral-related artefacts... sarcophagi, etc. as well as some very old street and building foundations found on the site. This museum is not to be missed !!
Written August 4, 2019
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Kingpop
Sydney, Australia19 contributions
Oct 2019
I visited Toulouse early October and this was the first place I visited. It is beautifully set out and the exhibits are comprehensively captioned in both French and English. In fact a lot of the questions I had after a visit to its counterpart in Arezzo (barely any English explanation) were explained here. If you're at all interested in Neolithic, Roman and Medieval history I don't think you'll be disappointed.
Written November 2, 2019
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Gareth P
Exeter, UK45 contributions
Sep 2019
If your interested in the local history and roman artifacts then i would recommend. lots of marble busts on display
Written September 13, 2019
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Chris F
Warragul, Australia177 contributions
Aug 2019
A must see. Filled with unearthed remains and sculptures that set your mind racing back to years too far away to really comprehend.
Lots of stairs but worth the effort. First Sunday of the month free.
Children are catered for as they are given activity baskets to discover things at each site. Really well recommended.
Written August 6, 2019
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Dublindays
Dublin, Ireland88 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
What a wonderful surprise. This museum is a little gem. It is beautifully laid out and everything is really well and very interestingly explained. It was a joy to explore it's exhibits. Congratulations to it's curators.
Written April 23, 2019
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Thank you so much!
Written April 24, 2019
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