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Musée des Augustins, Toulouse

(4.4/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
In the former convent of Augustin, Musée des Augustins features a rare collection of Roman sculptures and local masterpieces from the 19th century and the Gothic era. A newer wing built at the end of the 19th century by architect Viollet-Le-Duc and his pupil, Darcy, features a monumental staircase and large rooms filled with natural sunlight. The collections total over 4,000 pieces of religious art and works by Old Masters. Art workshops are available for adults and children alike; advanced reservations are recommended. Download audio guides in English from the website to enjoy while visiting the museum. Plan to visit Musée des Augustins during your Toulouse vacation using our convenient Toulouse holiday planner.
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  • High quality place for everything that is there. Share extraordinary Romanesque bathroom modern scenography and the splendid capitals. If you are tempted by the audioguides, don't take them if you have kids because no interest for adults.
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  • Still a beautiful building ruined by the installation of so-called "works of art".: inept and quirky in that place so pure that does nothing other than to be looked at... Can't make a picture without a pink bear or a wooden hut in the viewfinder... Really a shame...
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  • The convent is typical with the usual organization of these places but very well maintained with many explanations. Audio guide rental but little useful because rather planned to make the playful tour for children. Adults refrain... Interesting temporary exhibition as well as the realization very well thought of the Romanesque room with a presentation modern and aesthetic of ancient capitals, which become a true work of art revised.
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  • Yes! What a place! Don't expect a huge exhibition but what it lacks in volume, it makes up for in quality and a unique setting. A former monastery, now gallery, creates an awesome blend of history and the curators have done a great job of presenting some ancient exhibits in a contemporary way. Really loved this place and it's even worth bringing your lunch to enjoy the courtyard garden
  • Truly a wonderful museum of Toulouse. Museum entry free 12 Euro per adult and school or college concession available in the entry free. Some world class oil painting and collection of old historical items in one place. Must watch place in Toulouse. Highly Recommended.
  • Great place, great paintings. First Sunday of the month is free to visit, like most museums in toulouse.
  • Beautiful museum located in an old cloister which is worth walking around in by itself. When temperatures rise in summer, the Hall of Paintings is sometimes closed for visitors in the afternoon. Go early or call in advance. The Hall is worth it.
  • Very interesting selection of works, including Renoir and the grand painting of Mehmet II entering Constantinople in 1453.