The opening of the fabulous new Toulouse Lautrec Museum will take place in April 2012 following ten years of ambitious restructuring and improvements.
There are additional rooms, a new ‘museography’ dedicated to the artist’s use of colour. There is also a section analysing Lautrec’s lithographic technique and his creative process plus a new itinerary around the museum. This route will take the visitor past works that have never been on public show before. The pictures will be hung in thematic order – portraits, the enclosed houses, Paris By Night… and her Stars. Recent acquisitions have been made possible by the investment of patron FRAM and of the Friends of the Museum.
Whether you prefer to spend your time experiencing culture, pursuing an activity or enjoying typical French hospitality, the Midi-Pyrénées appeals to most tastes. Midi-Pyrénées is the largest region of south-west France. From Toulouse, The Pink City, to the banks of the Canal du Midi, the grandiose spectacle of the Cirque de Gavarnie or the Millau Viaduct, authentic villages oozing with character such as Saint-Cirque Lapopie and exuberant festivals like Jazz in Marciac, explore all the possibilities that Midi-Pyrénées offers.
The region is easily accessible from the UK with direct flights from London Stansted to Rodez and from London Gatwick, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Dublin to Toulouse. For more information, visit www.tourism-midi-pyrenees.co.uk or call +33 561 13 55 12 .