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“Mainly and art gallery with some interesting works”

Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
Ranked #2 of 35 things to do in Albi
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London, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Mainly and art gallery with some interesting works”
Reviewed 19 October 2013

We last visited in the 1990s and recall relatively cramped galleries. There has been a major renovation, no doubt in preparation for 150 years since Toulouse-Lautrec's birth in 2014, that has extended the gallery space with several rooms having nice high ceilings. As well as Toulouse-Lautrec works there are good explanations of the environment (Paris cabaret and performers) he indulged in and depicted.

Don't miss the 2nd floor gallery of "modern" art that includes some interesting works by Villard, Bonnard and others from that period.

As others have mentioned 8€ is expensive for those who are just curious and for a gallery that closed for lunch. We also had to join a slow moving queue for tickets at the 2pm afternoon re-opening. The only toilets are downstairs below the galleries and poorly signposted.

Visited October 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Very nice, and not so little, museum”
Reviewed 17 October 2013

The museum housed in a former bishop's palace is a delight. It gives you a good insight into the works of TL and paints a clear picture of the artist's mindset and factors that played the role in creating many of his well-known works. Too bad that guided tours were not offered.

The museum is quite extensive, which means that if you come in the morning during offseason you only have two hours for your visit before the museum shuts down again for lunch. That was not enough time for us, so after lunch visit might work better.

Also try to catch their movie about the artist if the timing works.

Visited October 2013
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Romsey, United Kingdom
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“Great museum”
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Well laid out, informative and a superb collection of his paintings, sketches and posters tracking through his life as a painter. Thoroughly recommend.

Visited September 2013
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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“A wonderful treasure”
Reviewed 15 October 2013 via mobile

This museum was a wonderful place to visit in Albi. The exhibits were organized very efficiently. I enjoyed the English explanation cards that were in each room. The museum itself is a wonderful building. And of course the paintings, pictures, and posters are enchanting. The exhibit is organized chronologically which made it easier to understand.
I would highly recommend that anyone visiting Albi spend a couple of hours wandering through this wonderful collection of art.

Visited September 2013
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“Extensive collection.”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Very nice exhibit. Good value for your money if you have the time for the audio tour and to see all artwork. I went with a person that had no interest in art so it was frustrating for me and entirely too quick.
Situated next to the cathedral with lots of restaurants surrounding. Bathroom facilities are down a few flights of stairs.

Visited October 2013
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