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“You done need to be a Toulouse Lautrec fan to appreciate this remarkable Palais.”
Review of Musee Laperouse

Musee Laperouse
Ranked #10 of 35 things to do in Albi
Certificate of Excellence
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Melbourne, Australia
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196 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“You done need to be a Toulouse Lautrec fan to appreciate this remarkable Palais.”
Reviewed 27 September 2013

Located in the Bishop's former palace, it is a grand yet rather forbidding building. The view of the Bishop's garden (which you can see free at close quarters from the surrounding terrace) and the river and the old bridges are not to be missed. The Toulouse Lautrec collection is largely comprised of works saved by his mother and given to the city after his premature death in 1901. It covers the whole period of his painting life and many iconic works are in the permanent collection.

Visited September 2013
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Australian connection to Albi”
Reviewed 3 November 2012

The French explorer La Perouse was born in Albi. This museum is dedicated to his amazing voyage of discovery throughout the pacific and asia rim. It contains relics from his ship which sank on his way back to France as well as maps and documents. Interesting link to Australia in this small town in South of France.

Visited October 2012
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Western Australia, Australia
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35 reviews
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“18th century explorer and an Australian connection”
Reviewed 3 August 2012

I happened to stumble across this with a few hours of the afternoon left to enjoy in Albi. Turns out the Count of Lapérouse was an explorer born near Albi and last seen in Botany Bay before disappearing in Oceania in 1788. The lady at the desk informed me that there's also a museum bearing his name somewhere in Sydney.

The museum features maps, artefacts and information about Lapérouse and other explorers. Worth a visit if you're interested in maritime history!

Visited February 2012
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