Exhibition René Iché, art in struggle, mTL Albi

The Toulouse-Lautrec museum in Albi is a place of international reference for the work of the artist born in Albi. The Palais de la Berbie offers him one of the most beautiful settings in the city. Art lover or curious, this visit stands out as an unforgettable moment.

Toulouse-Lautrec, a unique collection in the world

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La largest public collection in the world of works by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, including 31 posters by the lithographer painter, can be found in Albi.

The mTL collection in Albi is no less than 219 paintings, 563 drawings, 183 lithographs.Youth paintings, major portraits, paintings of brothels, prints on the show world, advertisements and late works make it an exceptional collection. Each stage of his production is represented, highlighting his gift of observation, his talent as a draftsman, his precise line of significant detail. The visit route is enriched with information panels. To visit the museum is to meet the man, this Albigensian of whom the city is so proud. Curious or art lover, put the visit of the museum on your program, it is recommended to devote at least 1h30.

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  • The first rooms are devoted to his early works representing his family, his friends and his favorite theme animals
  • then little by little the visitor is taken into the Parisian universe : brothels and especially the world of entertainment, circus
  • Room after room, we follow the evolution of this atypical artist.

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Toulouse-Lautrec and impressionism - It's at the mTL in Albi

The Berbie Palace, an exceptional setting for this museum

The Berbie Palace, former episcopal residence. Today a showcase for the Toulouse-Lautrec museum

Built in the XNUMXth century, Berbie Palace, former residence of the Bishops, alone evokes the power of the Bishop of Albi. The fortress loses its defensive aspect from the XNUMXth century and then becomes a palace with a residential vocation; the place d'armes is arranged in classic garden, and the walkway turns into a promenade. To visit the museum is to discover the Palais de la Berbie : vaulted brick rooms, large lounges and period parquet floors, painted or coffered ceilings... Updated during the museum's renovation, you can admire theone of the most important XNUMXth century glazed terracotta floors. in this part of the museum very precisely, you will be in the former courtroom of the inquisition.

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Entrance included at the mTL

With the city pass, enjoy a admission to the Toulouse-Lautrec museum permanent collections and temporary exhibition.

Also enjoyaccess (included in the pass) to discover the Grand Choeur and the Treasury rooms of the cathedral and in addition to many reductions for your visits and activities

And also, a collection of Modern Art

On the second floor of the Palace, a collection modern art allows you to discover the art of the first half of the 1712th century. Works of ancient art are presented in the state rooms of the palace (Guardi 1793-1593, Georges de La Tour 1652-XNUMX), and galleries evoke the history of the monument built by the bishops in the XNUMXth century and of the Episcopal city of Albi listed as World Heritage.

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artistic friendships et contemporaries of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec : Emile Bernard (1868-1941), Maurice Denis (1870-1943), Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947), as well as a significant group of so-called “poetic reality” painters.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, descendant of the Counts of Toulouse

Henri Marie Raymond of Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa comes from one of the largest aristocratic families in the South West, descendant of the counts of Toulouse. His father, Count Alphonse de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa and his mother Adèle Tapié de Céleyran were first cousins. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is born in Albi at the Hôtel du Bosc, but he will spend a large part of his childhood in the maternal property the Bosc Castle in Camjac in Aveyron. As a teenager, the young Henri suffered a fracture of the left femur and then of the right leg. Suffering from pycnodysostosis, a hereditary bone disease, his growth was stunted. His legs will remain very short, he did not exceed the height of 1,52 meters. He died at only 37 years old, leaving an immense work composed of +700 paintings, 275 watercolors, 369 lithographs. He is buried in Verdelais in Gironde.

if my sons kill a woodcock, that gives them 3 pleasures: the gunshot, the fork shot and the pencil shot

Berbie Palace Saint Cecilia square
81000 Albi
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Opening hours from June 01 to September 30, 2024
Monday Open from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Tuesday Open from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Thursday Open from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Friday Open from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Saturday Open from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Sunday Open from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Opening hours from October 01, 2024 to May 31, 2025
Tuesday Open from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 30 p.m. to 14 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 30 p.m. to 14 p.m.
Thursday Open from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 30 p.m. to 14 p.m.
Friday Open from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 30 p.m. to 14 p.m.
Saturday Open from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 30 p.m. to 14 p.m.
Sunday Open from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 30 p.m. to 14 p.m.
exceptional opening: MONDAY APRIL 1 and MONDAY MAY 20
Prices Min. Max.

10 € -
Student fee

5 € -

5 € -
Adult group

8 € -

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