The renovated Toulouse-Lautrec Museum in Albi, Languedoc, has just won the highly commended runner up award from the British Guild of Travel Writers. The Award in the Best European Tourism Project category was given at the BGTW Dinner at The Savoy, London, on Sunday November 4th. It's a great museum, taking 10 years to renovate and is set in the heart of the pink city of Albi.
The museum shows the artist from his early life and the reasons for his stunted growth and ill health to his time in Montmartre in Paris where he painted the entertainers and prostitutes, actors and can-can girls, produced those famous posters and had a great time himself.
The city of Albi is worth a long visit, as is the whole area around here, known for its connections with the Cathar heresy of the middle ages.
The Museum & Albi
Image: Aristide Bruant Poster © Toulouse-Lautrec Museum, Albi