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Amongst all the habitations that the bishops from the Midi region in France built throughout the Middle-Ages, there are few that equal the magnitude of the Episcopal Palace (or Berbie Palace) in Albi. This enormous fortress is the site of the imposing Toulouse-Lautrec Museum.
In fact, thanks a generous donation by the painter’s family more than 1000 pieces are owned and preserved by the artist’s native town making the Palace a one-of-a-kind museum of Lautrec’s work.
Located in the heart of the historic centre of Albi, the Toulouse-Lautrec museum acts as ambassador for the city on a national and international level and each year welcomes nearly 150,000 visitors from throughout the world making it one of the leading provincial museums.
Paintings from his youth, the criminal underworld of the Butte, the backstage world of the theatre, a unique collection including thirty one posters allow the Albi Museum to offer its visitors a rich and varied perspective on Toulouse-Lautrec’s life and work.
The museum visit also includes a collection of modern art and is a great opportunity to walk through the majestic rooms that make up the archbishop’s palace of Albi.
Place Ste Cécile
81003 Albi Cedex 05 63 49 48 70
Permanent collection and current temporary exhibition :
- Adults : 9 €
- Children (up to and including 13 years old) : Free
- Family (Two adults and one child under 13 years or student) : 19 €
- Groups of between 15 and 25 people, students : 5 €
Temporary exhibition :
- Access to temporary exhibition on show
- Le billet est valable toute la journée.
1 October – 31 may :
- 10am -12:30pm and 2pm-6pm
- Closed on Mondays
1 June – 30 september :
Closed 1 January, 1 May, 1 November, and 25 December
Free access year round to terrasses gardens of the Palais de la Berbie :
- 8am – 7pm : 1 April – 30 september
- 8am-6pm : 1 October – 31 march
- City parking