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“Getting to know Toulous=se Latrec”

Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
Ranked #2 of 35 things to do in Albi
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Bethesda, Maryland
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“Getting to know Toulous=se Latrec”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

Small but great exhibit and audio tour gave us a good history of Lautrec's life and work. Very interesting.

Visited November 2012
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Inspiring”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

The layout of the museum is superb! You can get a headset that tells you all about the pieces, in a not at all droll way. The pieces are brilliant, and the info plaques are in both English and French (as well as maybe Spanish/Dutch/German - but, I can't be sure) and are brief but straight to the point. The building itself that the gallery is situated in is gorgeous! Beautiful architecture and gardens that show panoramic views of the River Tarn and it's beautiful bridges. The surrounding city is amazing and full of little boutiques, shaded cafes and historic sites. You should definitely go sit by the river after your trip to the museum to watch the lazy river go by while having a quick cocktail. I am going back again, and soon!

Visited August 2012
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Baden, Switzerland
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“The World of a Genius in a compact venue”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

Even if you only like to say the name, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec's world of art is excellently displayed and seems endless. The rooms containing his life's works and history are so thoughtfully arranged, it is possible to move effortlessly and seamlessly through his chronological art. For me, the famous posters are the best treat of all; most have preliminary sketches along with the finished works. The museum itself is in a massive structure that adjoins the Cathedrale-Ste Cecile a few steps away. Not to be missed, regardless of how many art museums one has visited...not a frivolous comment, considering this art-rich country.

Visited October 2012
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Louisville
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“Musee Toulouse-Lautrec is enlightening”
Reviewed November 29, 2012

To someone like myself, who had only a vague knowledge of the artist Toulouse Lautrec and his brothel drawings and paintings, this museum was very enlightening. It's a lovely museum, comfortable and well laid out. I learned a lot about the man, and enjoyed seeing a wide array of his artwork (much more than brothels and ladies of the evening.) Upon exiting I was delighted to see the French formal gardens on the grounds below. If you are going to be in the south of France, this museum is well worth a visit. An absolute MUST is the breathtaking gothic Cathedral de St. Cecile/ Albi Cathedral in the same square.

Visited December 2011
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“Musee Toulouse-Lautrec and more”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

If you are travelling to the South of France or anywhere near Toulouse - a visit to the beautiful town of Albi with it's UNESCO heritage listed Cathedral is a must. The birthplace of Toulouse-Lautrec and French explorer La Perouse, Albi is steeped in history. The recently renovated Toulouse-Lautrec Museum is a highlight - his family bequeathed his collection to the town upon his death at age 36 and it is filled with wonderful Lautrecs and works by related artists. The Albi Tourism Office located next door to the museum provides a wealth of information including an audio walking tour guide of the town. Highly recommended.

Visited October 2012
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