Another highlight to our visit was the city’s Musée de Augustins, one of France’s oldest museums. The collection does not count as one of France’s most impressive (although, to be fair, it’s up against some tough competition), but the stunning setting alone makes this museum worth a visit.
The former convent serves as a spectacular backdrop for the art collection, which also contains impressive Romanesque works from demolished cloisters.
The nave of the church boasts works by Van Dyck, Murillo, and Rubens.
But more than the collection, the museum itself is worth the visit. The cloister is lovely, and we enjoyed exploring this converted Augustine convent.
Enjoy your visit to Musée de Augustins on your next visit to Toulouse.
The Musée de Augustins is open 10:00-18:00, daily. Closed Tuesdays.