Fondation Bemberg
Fondation Bemberg
4.5
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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Bryony M
Monpazier, France182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The Fondation Bemberg is very well worth a visit. As soon as you walk into the courtyard your breath is taken away: the huge tower above this old palace (a status symbol in times of old - these people were definitely showing off with their tower!) and the wonderful rose tinted brick building around you is beautiful. Once inside you climb up to the first and second floors, for an excellent range of original art work - including sketches and paintings by Picasso, Gauguin, Sickert and many other well known artists. There is a whole area devoted to the Fauvist movement, and another for the Impressionists. The walls are pretty well crammed with art work, so you need to give yourself plenty of time to take in all you see.
Written January 16, 2020
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Michael B
Bellflower, CA25,136 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
While on a walking tour of Toulouse we were introduced to the Bemberg Foundation art gallery in the refurbished Hôtel d’Assezat, were it has been housed since 1994.
The gallery is home to not only major European private collections, but also the personal collection of the wealthy Argentine Georges Bemberg, who donated paintings, drawings, sculptures, ancient books and furniture, and for whom the Collection is named after.

TIP: If you are not interested in art, at least check out the Hôtel d’Assezat court yard. (Its Free)
Written August 10, 2020
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margatemensch2016
Coconut Creek, FL800 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I enjoyed the Bemberg Foundation Museum very much . I saw fine Italian paintings(Ubertini,Guardi,Canaletto,Titian,Jacopo Tintoretto),splendid French paintings(Pater,Lancret,Robert,Corneille de Lyon,Armand Guillaumin,Sisley,Monet,Pissarro,Bonnard,Marquet,Henri Cross,and an enormous collection of Bonnards)and wonderful Netherlandish paintings(Adrien Isenbrant,Gerard David,Ambrosius Benson). This museum is smaller than Musee Augustins,but the quality of paintings is outstanding. It is Toulouse's answer to New York City's Frick Museum. The staff here was very helpful and most of the staff communicated well with me in English. Indeed,this museum is worthy of my kudos.
Written December 29, 2004
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Volkolas
Oslo, Norway612 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Couples
The collection is housed in a beautiful and historic building in Toulouse. It is spread out over 2 floors on the upper levels, and each room has a different theme, e.g. the Venetian Room, or the Portrait Gallery, etc...It´s only about 10 rooms in total, but the content here is really crammed into the interior, and there´s a lot to look at and take-in for such an intimate space. For the layperson, I´d recommend allowing a good hour for your visit.
Written December 22, 2013
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George I
Bangor, UK185 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
This is a private museum based in the mansion and containing the art collection of the Bemberg family. The early rooms were devoted to paintings, furniture and ceramics from the 18th Century Venetian School contrasted with the French equivalent from the similar period. We found this part less interesting and had some difficulties with the lighting as the paintings are displayed as they would have been in a home of the period with central room lights. We enjoyed the later rooms containing 19th and 20th Century art including the Impressionist Room (Monet, Gaugin) which led onto the Bonnart room and the Drawing Room (Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec and Modigliani). I also recall seeing art by Picasso, Bruguel and particularly liked the fine drawings. The museum closes for an hour at lunch time but it is possible to leave and come back later. Back packs must be deposited, though they seem to allow photos to be taken. The great thing about this place is that it is possible to get close and personal to the paintings to observe the detail. A full price ticket costs 9 euros per person.
Written July 4, 2017
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Anne S
Uley, UK250 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
This museum is in an old house and contains the personal collection of a collector (who only died recently). It has some stunning 16th and 17th century paintings in it (Cranach and comtemporaries) as well as some more modern art. It is a wonderful collection and world class. We had not heard of it until we came to Toulouse and feel that it should have more recognition than it does.
Written August 8, 2016
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Raphael L
Paris, France8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
We visited this rich art collection for the time in three years and had the same pleasure as the first time. The palace is worth the visit by itself and qppears to be just the most beautiful you can see in Toulouse and certainly one among the top town palaces if not one of the best from this period in France and Europe. The courtyard is a mervelous example of French Renaissance architecture.
The art collection comprises a great variety of good Italian and French furniture, a complete and fine collection of Renaissance bronze and very good China plates and artefacts.
But the collection is above all great for its beautiful paintings collection! The 33 Bonnard collection is just moving and worth the trip (look at the two self portraits and the wonderful landscape! Beautiful Cranach are also worth the visit as well as beautiful portraits by Titian, Lotto, Clouet, Largilieres, and many other great painters of the XVIth and XVIIth centuries, not to mention one among the best Le Sidaner, a lesser known Babies painter. Last but not least, a comprehensive ensemble of excellent Venetian paintings and furniture including Canaletto, Guardian and Linguistics.
In one word A MUST SEE when in Toulouse, together with nearby Muses see Augustine.
To be noticed: a nice open air restaurant in the courtyard.
As we visited the foundation, a spectacular display of Other's curiosity cabinet was to be seen. The chap was a hideous nazi ( a former SS) and one wonders how his collection was set up, as nothing mentions his horrendous past nor the dark side of the the collectiom, but a beautiful collection to be seen.
Written July 24, 2016
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SimonMTPeters
Castle Acre, UK125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
The Renaissance Hôtel d'Assézat offers one of the most important private collections of art in Europe, assembled by George Bemberg. A beautifully presented collection of wonderful pictures by artists of various periods, between the Middle Ages and the 20th century, including Bonnard, Canaletto, Tiepolo, Veronese, Gauguin and Picasso. For those for whom even a visit to a gallery requires food, there is a tea room overlooking the courtyard, which is open between April and October.
Written April 19, 2015
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QCWorldTravelers
Quebec City, Canada252 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Couples
We visited here on the reviews from others on tripsadvisor and we loved it. The building is an inner city castle that now holds a very remarkable art collection. The price was 8 euros. We loved seeing the inside of this amazing old home and the artifacts and art were impressive. I am sure the guided tour would have only increased our enjoyment of this lovely castle/now art museum.
Written March 30, 2013
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RodDeeRoads
Dublin Ireland125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
This gallery, one of finest in Toulouse, is housed in the wonderful Hotel d'Assizat which is a very fine example of southern French Renaissance Palace architecture. The house was built between 1550 and 1600 and is constructed with typical local Toulouse brick. It rises three floors around a pretty courtyard. In one corner there is a high tower which is visible from many points around the city. The house was donated to the city and was restored in the 1980's.
It is now home to the fabulous Bemberg Foundation, which is the private collection of Georges Bemberg, who was a wealthy Argentinian, and it is one of the most important private art collections in Europe.
The collection includes paintings, sculpture and other fine artefacts, such as furniture and books. They are presented beautifully in the handsome rooms of the old house. The painting range from old Venetian masters, such as Canaletto, to 19th & 20th century artists covering Impressionism to Fauvism, with French, Belgian, Spanish, Italian & Dutch artists represented. One darkened room is dedicated to drawings and includes pieces by Picasso and Toulouse-Lautrec. A definite visit.
Written August 4, 2019
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  • Fri - Sun 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM


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