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 THE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC MUSEUM - ALBI

Musée Toulouse-Lautrec, salle des dessins(c) François Pons, Musée Toulouse-Lautrec, Albi, Tarn
In 2012 the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum marked the end of a 10 years period of restoration. Set within the medieval Berbie Palace, it is one of the largest international contemporary museums. This ancient arbishop palace houses a unique collection of Toulouse Lautrec’s works.

The most remarkable public collection in the world

More than 1,000 works, including his famous posters, are housed in this impressive ‘palace’ museum. A visit to the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum allows you to discover the evolution of this ‘atypical’ artist with a chronological exhibition of his works. Paintings from his youth, portraits of friends and family, the famous paintings of brothels and prostitutes – alongside his advertisements for bicycles, restaurants, and cabarets - as well as his lithographs, make this collection exceptional.

The collection has recently been enlarged with the purchase of new works.

 

One of the largest museums of contemporary art

After a ten year period of restoration and re-design, The Toulouse-Lautrec museum is now an exceptional contemporary museum with a clear and elegant museography.  In addition to the permanent galleries devoted to Toulouse-Lautrec, it also offers:

  • a 156 seat auditorium
  • a collection of modern art
  • a gallery dedicated to archaeological discoveries
  • a gallery for temporary exhibitions
  • a large archive resource 
  • and a gallery dedicated to the episcopal city

 

 

The Berbie Palace, a remarkable medieval building

The former episcopal bishops’ palace, built during the 13th century, now houses the work of the Albi-born painter, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Recent restoration work has revealed hidden treasures – a well-preserved 13th C glazed terracotta tile floor, a medieval fireplace, walled-up doorways.  A visit to the Museum gives you the opportunity to explore and discover this unique medieval building.

 

More information

Palais de la Berbie, place Ste-Cécile - 81000 ALBI
Tel: 33 (0)5 63 49 48 70 Email - Site
disabled access Disabled access: Quai Choiseul

Opening:
January : Every day 10am-12am and 2pm-5pm, closed on Tuesday
February-March : Every day 10am-12am and 2pm-5.30pm, closed on Tuesday
April-May : Every day 10am-12am and 2pm-6pm
From 1st to 20th of june: Every day 10am-12am and 2pm-6pm
From 21st of june to 30th of september : Every day 9am-6pm
October : Every day 10am-12am and 2pm-6pm, closed on Tuesday
November - December : Every day 10am-12am and 2pm-5.30pm, closed on Tuesday
Closed: 1/01, 1/05, 11/11, 25/12 

Prices:
- Permanent collections: full price: €8, students/groups: €4, family: €17 free for children under 14,
  Albi City pass - Entrance included  
 
- Temporary exhibition: €5
- Temporary & Permanent exhibitions: full price: €10, students/groups: €7
- Free for children under 14,
- Tape guide: version French, English, Spanish, Italian, German : €4


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