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Les Abattoirs, Toulouse
(3.1/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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. Our Toulouse trip itinerary planner makes visiting Les Abattoirs and other Toulouse attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Without being fond of modern art, we can take advantage of the breadth of this set and exhibitions of high quality.
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  • This is one of the objects that must be visited. museums showcasing contemporary art from renowned artists. there is a bar and restaurant at the back of the building and a souvenir shop 
  • We liked the building from the outside, the environment, the garden, but not the expo, "facilities" is not our thing, the building inside has a little disappointed at the architecture level, every 1st Sunday of the month free so we go
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  • 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.
  • A nice destination if abstract contemporary art is your thing. Free entrance for art and architecture student
  • An ideal way of re using large industrial buildings in a city center
  • Centre Régional d'art moderne
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