Les Abattoirs, Toulouse

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#8 of 19 in Museums in Toulouse
At Les Abattoirs, enjoy learning about art and artists since the 1950s. The museum illustrates the artistic movements born after World War II in Europe, Japan, and the United States. Art schools represented include Lyrical Abstraction, Abstract Expressionism, Art Brut, Informal Art, Japanese Gutai, Arte Povera, Spatialism, and Trans Avant Garde. The most emblematic work on display is "La dépouille de Minotaure en costume d’Arlequin,” conceived by Luis Fernandez and Pablo Picasso in 1936. If you want to see this particular piece, call ahead; it’s only shown six months of the year, due to its fragility. Start your trip to Toulouse by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • A place that I like... because it's a quirky place of art..., arousing amazement, works that will surprise you, sometimes you'll like, sometimes you won't like not... and that's happiness!
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  • the outdoor area is great for architecture, the garden, the Museum offers exhibitions and original experiences of contemporary art
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  • Museum of Modern Art which always original exhibitions and for everyone (even the youngest can find an interest) in a framework really very nice and full of history. The whole is soothing and lends itself perfectly to the theme of this museum. The proximity to the garden Raymond VI and its stretch of rampart very well renovated and the banks of the Garonne River with a great view of Toulouse and a bridge along La Grave over water are also to discover, all in a neighborhood of Saint-Cyprien which no man than no attractions.
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  • Very interesting and creative art forms. Fantastic variety of abstract and other art. Will visit again.
  • Contemporary art in a nice building. Not crowded.
  • Free entry on first Sunday in a month. Not big names, but great collection
  • There is nice park, art gallery and amazing stuff.
  • Simple local modern art museum, built in old slaughterhouses building. The place is lovely, it can be worth the visit depending on the temporary exhibition.

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Staying in the Saint Cyprien district on the west side of the Garonne River is a fabulous way to enjoy Toulouse. Consider a stay in one of the district’s historic hotels. Alternatively, you can take full advantage of the city’s nightlife with a stay in the Arnaud Bernard district, where bars and cafes line the streets.
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