Musée Georges Labit

Toulouse
Midi Pyrénées
Museums

Housed inside a Moorish style villa, the Musée Georges Labit is a wonderful museum which hosts a collection of Asian art that spans 3 millenia. With exhibits from India, Thailand, Cambodia, China, Japan, Indonesia, Tibet and Nepal, as well as a large exhibt of Egyptian antiquities including a burial chamber with a mummy and a sarcophagus, the museum is a thrilling look into the past of Asia and the Far East.

Outside is a beautiful garden of Asian and Mediterranean plants where a new specialised library has recently opened with over 1,500 works dedicated to the history of Asian art and Egyptian antiquities. 

 

Places to visit nearby

Toulouse in Midi-Pyrénées is the 4th largest city in France and is famed for the rose-coloured bricks of its architecture that have given it the nickname the 'ville rose' (the pink city).

Carcassonne in Languedoc Roussillon is a magnificent fortified medieval city split into two parts.

Cahors in the Midi-Pyrénées is the home of black wine from the malbec grape and is uniquely built on a twist in the River Lot.

Nearby attractions

Feel what it would be like in space at the Cité de l'Espace, a theme park where you can discover man's journey to the stars with full-size replicas of the Mir space station, an Ariane 5 rocket and the Soyuz spacecraft!

The collections of the Musée des Beaux Arts in Carcassonne range across 17th, 18th and 19th century paintings and artworks as well as containing collections of faience and tapestries.

Spend the day at the Parc Australien where you can dress up in fancy dress, visit wallabies, kangaroos and ostriches at the animal park and enjoy a proper Australian barbeque!