Museum
Albi

Le Musée Lapérouse

Jean-François de Galaup, Count of Lapérouse, became a sailor at the age of 15. In 1785, he led the cartographic, scientific expedition around the world, at the request of Louis XVI, of the famous frigates La Boussole and L'Astrolabe.
Fans of maritime adventures, models, historical voyages, you will be seduced by the universe of the museum.

The museum pays homage to this famous sailor, a native of Albi in the service of King Louis XVI who disappeared at sea in 1788. He recounts the expeditions carried out to find the frigates the Compass and the Astrolabe on the reefs of Vanikoro in the Pacific Ocean. .
A page of maritime history from the end of the 18th century is told there.

Museum dedicated to the adventures of the great navigator-explorer of the Pacific, born in Albi in 1741 in Gô, Jean François de Galaup, Count of Lapérouse became a sailor at the age of 15 and fought for a long time against the English forces in India and America before being promoted to Captain. In 1785, he led the scientific expedition around the world, at the request of Louis XVI, of the famous frigates La Boussole and L'Astrolabe. Unfortunately, after a stopover in Botany Bay (Australia) at the beginning of 1788, the crew disappeared.
Tips and Suggestions

Partner Albi City pass: reduced rate granted

We speak: English, Spanish

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Themes:

  • History
  • maritime history

Location details

  • River or river within 300 m
  • In the city
  • SNCF station less than 500 m away
  • Public transport stop within 500 m
  • GR route within 1 km
  • At the water's edge

Visit

Average duration of the individual visit: 60 min.
Average duration of the group visit: 60 min.

Customers

Suitable for: Special family with children

Language(s) of the visit

English, Spanish, French

Individual visit services

  • Unguided individual tours permanently
  • Guided individual tours on request

Group visit services

  • Guided group tours on request

Opening

Opening hours from July 01 to September 30, 2024
MondayOpen from 09 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18:30 p.m.
TuesdayOpen from 09 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18:30 p.m.
WednesdayOpen from 09 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18:30 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 09 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18:30 p.m.
FridayOpen from 09 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18:30 p.m.
SaturdayOpen from 09 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18:30 p.m.
SundayOpen from 09 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18:30 p.m.
Closed Mondays in September
Opening hours from October 01 to October 31, 2024
TuesdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
WednesdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
FridayOpen from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
SaturdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
SundayOpen from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Opening hours from November 01, 2024 to February 28, 2025
TuesdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m.
WednesdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m.
FridayOpen from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m.
SaturdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m.
SundayOpen from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m.
Closed on November 1, December 25 and January 1
Opening hours from March 01 to June 30, 2025
TuesdayOpen from 09 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
WednesdayOpen from 09 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 09 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
FridayOpen from 09 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
SaturdayOpen from 09 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
SundayOpen from 09 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Closed May 1, Easter Monday (13/04) and Whit Monday (01/06)

Exceptional Closure(s)

  • 01/01/2024
  • 01/05/2024
  • 01/11/2024
  • 25/12/2024

Prices

PricesMin.Max.
Adult
4 €-
Kids

2.5 €-
Student fee
2.5 €-
Jobseeker
2.5 €-
Adult
4 €-
Kids
2.5 €-
Student fee
2.5 €-
Jobseeker
2.5 €-
Albi City pass: €2,50
Free admission for holders of the tour guide card, press card and curator.
Free for children under 18 years)

Payment methods

  • Cheque
  • Cash

Services

Equipments

  • Parking nearby

Activities on site

  • Temporary exhibitions

Home animals

Pets are not accepted

Adapted tourism

Adapted service: Accessible entrance, Access ramp

Physical disability

The entrance to the museum is fully accessible to people in wheelchairs.

Inside, the upper room including models, objects and expedition map is completely accessible.
Please note, the lower room is not accessible to people in wheelchairs.

A PRM space is available on Rue Porta, close to the museum.

Linked offers

On the spot…

From 4 € / adult

Address

41 Porta Street
Square Botany Bay
81000 Albi
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