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“An eye open for Toulouse-Lautrec's works” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Musee Toulouse-Lautrec

Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
Ranked #2 of 35 things to do in Albi
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“An eye open for Toulouse-Lautrec's works”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

The purpose of my husband and I came to Albi was to visit Toulouse-Lautrec museum. The museum itself is an attraction, beautiful historical building with a well maintained garden. First time we saw so many works of Toulouse-Lautrec done at different period, especially the earlier works which his mother kept all. We were so impressed by his works and we visited twice. Highly recommended!!!

Visited October 2013
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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“Well presented and very informative Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

The Musee is next to the Cathedral - and we were very impressed by the excellent layout, large range of exhibits and the informative recorded commentary. The presentation is fresh and much better than on our previous visit several years ago

Visited October 2013
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Pereira, Colombia
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“you just have to go there”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

we visited Albi near Toulouse in 2011 to see the church which happens to be the largest brick building in the world. Definitely amazing and worth every minute of the 4 hours it took just to get an impression. And now here is the story.
Just next to the church is a small castle de Barbi - and no not the doll - where they have a selection of the finest I have ever seen on Toulouse Lautrecs works and visions. The collection is outstanding the place is mesmerizing and intimate at the same time. Surroundings and castle gardens are fabulous.
We spent most of the day visiting this contributional collection of touluse lautrecs works in his home town where he was born. Aftre the visit we went to see his birth home and happened to get a little lost in town, but recovered at a small restaurant Lautrec close to his birth home. Guys that was a fantastic gastronomic experience and we will recommend the foie gras served there with a balsamic honey reduction. THAT WAS SO GOOD.
if you ever go there use Albi as a starting point and then move on to the wine yards of Girac and the pictoresque small hotels and villages in the area. The entire region is gorgeous and five stars area to get lost in.
It helps if you speak French
go there, live it and find beauty and gastronomic highlights of your life
jorn

Visited November 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Mainly and art gallery with some interesting works”
4 of 5 bubbles 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”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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