The Academy of Miniatures

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Just a few metres from the Pont-Vieux, in the Madeleine district, the Academy of Miniatures Museum is an enchanting place where the incredible work of Annie Jaurès is displayed. A relaxed, family atmosphere invites you to explore the refined past of a family home, reproduced on a 1/7 scale.

A BEWITCHING JOURNEY THROUGH THE UNIVERSE OF ANNIE JAURES

Annie Jaurès is a Tarn visual artist who has created a rare and personal collection of 66 showcases of miniatures. Together, it presents the living rooms of the big bourgeois house of her childhood, rooms of the family château and different buildings of old Paris (restaurant, school, grocers ...). Whatever your age, you will feel awe and wonder. Catherine, the artist's daughter, and Michel, her son-in-law, warmly welcome you to share memories, anecdotes and emotions. The tour unfolds like a walk from room to room, awakening dreams or memories.

 A trip out of the ordinary, in a tiny and huge world at the same time, everyone can find their own childhood memories

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A 17th CENTURY HOUSE

The showcases are in a 17th century house from ‘the end of the bridge’ district, from the Pont-vieux itself. Descending towards the river Tarn which flows below the Berbie Palace, curiosity pushes the visitor to cross the Pont Vieux. From the fountain, there is a beautiful view of the Episcopal City. A few steps away, is the Academy of Miniatures! In this lively part of the district, exchanges, meetings, cultural events (readings, meal-conferences, exhibitions) are organised.

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A TEA ROOM

Behind the museum’s façade, you will also find a tea room. A beautiful menu of teas and home-made pastries will delight the gourmets among you. On fine days, the pretty garden welcomes you far from the noise of the city.

Accessible for people with reduced mobility

Opening hours

  • April - October: 10:00am - 7:00pm Closed on Mondays.
  • November - March: 10:00am - 6:00pm Closed on Mondays.
  • Annual holiday in January

Entrance fees

  • Full rate: €5
  • Reduced rate: €3.50 (children between 6 and 16 years old, groups of 8 people+, unemployed)
  • Albi City pass: €3.50
  • Free for under 6s