Consecrated in 1514, this church was converted into a museum when a bunch of art lovers got together and decided that the best of French and particularly Toulousan painting had to be saved from the pillaging by revolutionary mobs. The museum opened it’s doors in 1785, making it one of the oldest museum in the country! Many renovations were made to optimise the building’s presentation in the 19th and 20th centuries. It houses fine arts and paintings from the middle ages to the present times. There’s even some art from the primitive eras! The paintings are mostly French, and there is an impressive collection of Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance sculpture. Some of the paintings held here are quite renowned, like the Sultan of Morocco, Corpus Christi Day, and The Stop Forced.
- Mobile app available.
- Find beautiful postcards in the museum shop.
- Check out the bookshop for some coffee table books.
- Limited disability access available limited.
- Parking at underground carparks Esquirol, Carmes.
- Reduced rates: € 3.00
- For guided tours, refer the official website.
- Metro: Esquirol (line A)
- Bus: Esquirol or Boulbonne
- Lines: 2, 10, 14, 38, 78, 80
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93.7% of people who visit Toulouse include Musee Des Augustins in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
42.37% of people start their Musee Des Augustins visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Musee Des Augustins
67.08% of people prefer walking in order to reach Musee Des Augustins
Spectacular hidden gem. Lovely building with exciting exhibitions. Although we missed the galleries upstairs due to refurb work. Highly recommended if you want to get long in time in the middle of town!
A fine museum. Although, unfortunately the paintings gallery is undergoing renovations currently, there is still plenty to see. The buildings and the cloisters and garden are themselves magnificent and house some great sculptures and many of Toulouse's artefacts from many of the other old and former religious buildings of the city. The serried ranks of gargoyles that line one side of the cloisters are marvellous as are the medieval sculpture and carvings. Within the church lies the reliquary of St Augustine along with some fine religious painting by such luminaries as Van Dyck and Rubens to name just two. I look forward to returning to see the painting gallery following its renovation due in 2019.
Beautiful architecture. Well preserved displays. Loved the section with sculptures and relief murals with beautiful lamp decorations across the room. Unfortunately the painting section was closed for restoration work.
A place you can not miss if you visit Toulouse. Not expensive and full of art. You can rest and take some sun in the garden inside. Staff is not nice, they look like they hate working there but after that you will have a blast inside.
Great place to visit with many interesting sculptures and a courtyard to sit! Go on a Wednesday and you can get back in to see the organist play (free with admission).