Palais de la Berbie

Albi, France

The Musée Toulouse-Lautrec is an art museum in Albi. It is dedicated mainly to the work of the painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec who was born near Albi.

The museum opened in 1922 and is located in the historic center of Albi, in the Palais de la Berbie, formerly the Bishops' Palace, an imposing fortress completed at the end of the 13th century. Older than the Palais des Papes in Avignon, the Palais de la Berbie, formerly the Bishops' Palace of Albi, is one of the oldest and best-preserved castles in France.

The museum houses over a thousand works by Toulouse-Lautrec, the largest collection in the world. It is based on a donation by Toulouse-Lautrec's mother after his death in 1901.



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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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Kirill Maksimkin (6 months ago)
Strongly recommend visiting the garden next to the river after your museum visit. Just look at these gorgeous plants and amazing views. I’m sure that it’s beautiful in any season.
siauhwa tew (7 months ago)
Very scenic spot, definitely a must visit. It’s just directly behind the museum next to the cathedral. A personal advice to tourist is that don’t rely googlemap too much you might misunderstand these attractions are separated different spots but in fact they are all a group of historic buildings together. The cathedral, museum, garden, bridge are all together accessible from 1 place.
Andy Schwarz (2 years ago)
My wife and I enjoyed a very nice luncheon
Shivesh Karan (4 years ago)
A garden located on the banks of river Tarn. You can go there for a visit. Not a lot of places to sit. Seems like a fusion garden between Japanese and conventional style. You can only view it from the top as entry to the garden is closed. Would not recommend if you have less time.
Joelle Habib (4 years ago)
The access to this garden is free. The garden is pretty nice and has a nice view.
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