The Museum of Fine Arts of Toulouse is a highlight in the city's cultural sphere, with its large collection of paintings of French and Italian schools, ranging from Neoclassicism to Realism.
Conserved in the former Augustinian Convent, these collections will delight enthusiasts of art and culture. One of the museum's masterpieces is the painting by Eugene Delacroix entitled Moulay Abd-er-Rahman, Sultan of Morocco, painted in 1845. You may also admire paintings by Toulouse-Lautrec, Ingres, Corot, Courbet, Manet, Morisot, Vuillard, and Utrillo.
One of the city's residents, the painter Édouard Debat-Ponsan, left the museum several of his most beautiful paintings, so you can see his famous Massage au Hammam, painted in 1883, which illustrates wonderfully how much sway Orientalism held in the 19th century. This pre-Impressionist painter, born in Toulouse in 1847, became famous throughout the country for his painting Verité sortant du puits("Truth Escaping from the Well") at the time of the Dreyfus Affair. In addition to the Museum's many masterpieces, take advantage of this visit to admire the Southern Gothic architecture of the building itself.
Musée des Augustins
21 rue de Metz
+33 (0)5 61 22 21 82