The Academy of Miniatures

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Just a few metres away 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.


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 is, you will be filled with 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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The showcases are displayed in a house from the 17th century from ‘the end of the bridge’ district, from the Pontieux itself. Descending towards the Tarn river 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 and you find yourself ahead of 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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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 in a calm environment where tranquility reigns, 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 and more, unemployed)
  • Albi City pass: €3.50
  • Free for under 6