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Occitanie Musées is the Association of Curators and Scientific Personnel of the Occitanie Museums. It brings together scientific staff from the Museums of France and cultural and heritage establishments in the Occitanie region. It integrates more than a hundred professionals in all areas of museum activity (management, conservation, mediation, documentation etc.). The Association is the regional arm of the AGCCPF (The national Association of curators and Museum professionals and the public heritage sites of France)
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Musée Goya

Castres | 81

From the Iberians to Picasso

The Goya Museum is the only  Spanish art museum in France showing works from the creation of ancient Spain through to the twentieth century. It is located in a former Episcopal palace dating from the seventeenth century that was designed by Jules-Hardouin Mansart, one of the architects who worked on the palace of Versailles.

In 1894, Pierre Briguiboul the son of a local Castres painter and collector bequeathed three paintings by Goya to the museum thus establishing its link to Spain. In 1949, prestigious Spanish works from the reserve collection of the Louvre Museum joined the inventory and reaffirmed the Spanish connection. Since then, the acquisition policy practiced by the City and the museum has regularly enriched this remarkable collection. The purchase of the Gaudi series by Joan Miró came from the wish to reinforce the representation of twentieth century Spanish art within the collection. The Goya Museum also owns the four series of Goya engravings. These however, are on public display in rotation for reasons of security.

Musée Goya rue de Hôtel de ville - BP 10406
81108 Castres Cedex 05 63 71 59 27

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Rates and opening times


The museum reopens 15 April 2023

  • Full price : €9
  • Reduced price : €6 (groups of 10 or more, teachers, students, disabled people and their carer, COS holders)
  • Free : under 18 years, “amis des musées de Castres”,  Icom or Culture card holders, press pass holders, tour guides, unemployed, benefit recipients, teachers and students from Fine Arts schools,
  • Free 1st Sunday of the month from 1st September to 30 June, free for European Night of Museums and European Heritage Days

Opening times

The museum reopens 15 April 2023

High season, from 1 June to 30 September and during the Zone C school holidays  :

  • open daily
  • from 10am–7pm

Low season, from 1 October to 31 May, except during the Zone C school holidays :

  • from Tuesday to Sunday
  • from 10am–5pm

Closed 1 January, 1 May, 1 November, 25 December

Access and Accessibility


  • From Toulouse : A 68 – exit 2 GRANGNAGUE/ D 112 : 1h20.
  • From Albi D 612 : 45 minutes.

Parking :

  • Paid Parking République
  • Bus parking area near “jardin de l’évêché”


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