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Musée des arts précieux Paul-Dupuy (Precious Arts)

Toulouse | 31

In 1905, Paul Dupuy (1867-1944) acquired and restored the former Hôtel Besson in order to provide an appropriate setting for his collections and eventually to create a museum there which, during his lifetime, would bear his name. It became a municipal museum in 1948 and went on to become the Museum of Decorative and Graphic Arts of the City of Toulouse. Today it represents a very large collection of works covering a period from the Middle Ages to 1939.

In November 2022, after more than 3 years of renovation work, the new Paul-Dupuy Museum of Precious Arts reopens its doors to the public. The new layout allows the museum to display its permanent collection in all its glory. It makes it possible to exhibit objects and entire collections that, prior to the restoration work, could not be shown to the public. This applies to the pre-cinema and cinema collections as well as the clock on the exterior of the building. The new rooms show the eclecticism of the collections, their rare value and their sometimes-quirky appearance.

Reopens from 10am, 16 November 202

Musée des arts précieux Paul-Dupuy (Precious Arts) 13 rue de la Pleau
31000 Toulouse 05 31 22 95 40

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Rates and opening times


Reopening of the museum 16 November 2022


Temporary or permanent  Exhibitions :

  • Full price : 5€
  • Reduced price : 3€
  • Free the first Sunday of the month

Temporary and permanent exhibition:

  • Full price: 8€
  • Reduced price : information at the reception desk

Guided visit : €3 supplement

CHILDREN (under 18) :

  • Museum entry : free
  • Workshops : rates according to the programme

Opening times

Reopening of the museum 16 November 2022
  • Open daily except Mondays
  • from 10am-6pm
Access and Accessibility



  • Line A – Esquirol Station
  • Line B – Carmes Station


  • line 12 Carmes stop
  • city center shuttle

Station VélÔ Toulouse :

  • n°46 – Place des Carmes
  • n°45 – Rue Ozenne
  • n°47 – Rue du Languedoc

Parking nearby

Handicap Parking : Rue Ozenne


Physical disability Pram access