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“What a delightful museum!”

Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
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Ranked #4 of 22 things to do in Albi
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed July 23, 2013

We all know about the famous French museums and might be tempted to overlook one devoted to Toulouse Lautrec. Don't make that mistake! This is an utterly charming museum, housed in a wonderful building, in a sweet city in a little-visited part of France. This very manageable museum traces Lautrec's development and dispels what, for me, was a long-held misperception: namely that he was impoverished, quite freakish, and lived on the outer edges of Montmarte society. In fact, he came from a wealthy family, was adored by his mother, was a savvy businessman, and moved in influential and artsy Parisian circles. It's also easy to combine a visit with the fortress-like cathedral a few steps away.

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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Seeing the development of this artist, and especially the explanation of his work on posters, gave me a new appreciation of this artist.

The museum also shows what he collected among his friends' work (very interesting) and is adjacent to the Cathedral.

Albi is very worth a visit. The red-brick medieval city is lovely, very well preserved, the Cathedral is worth a visit, and this museum makes the trip to Albi very worth doing.

Our hotel also provided a very useful walking map of the historical area.

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Reviewed July 7, 2013

I never really appreciated the significance of Toulouse-Lautrec until this visit. Plus, the building has a fascinating history (described in several languages on site), and the display of his contemporaries included Gaugin and Rodin sculptures, Degas and Matisse paintings...and much more.

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Reviewed July 5, 2013

I last visited here almost 20 years ago, so a visit was on tap during my recent trip to the Toulouse/Albi area. What a great little museum, with so much HTL that you just become immersed in his world. The expansions over the years have really made this a first-rate stop that's worth the one-hour drive to Toulouse. The fact that it's next tot he cathedral helps, too. Don't miss this!

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

A few paintings and many of his lesser works (drawings, posters, etc) in a spectacular building - enjoy both

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