The Toulouse-Lautrec museum, Albi can be found at Berbie Place, one of Albis most significant buildings. The collection of public works by local artist Henri de Toulouse Lautrec is recognised as a world class collection. You can see his paintings, posters and drawings.
There are guided tours in the summer and excellent audio tours at other times.
The museum is open all year round but please check the website for daily opening times. An entrance fee applies.
There is a thriving artist community in an around St Antonin and Bazart regularly hosts exhibitions and residencies for local artists.
There is not usually anything too traditional here but a fantastic local space showcasing the best of local arts and crafts.
Corrina says - Every day I meander through my pretty stone village heralds discoveries of quintessential scenes, changing light, and picturesque beauty akin to a film set. My local connections and intimate knowledge of the ancient corners of the village allow me to create imagery with a cinematic feel for clients who value the French way of life and a timeless aesthetic. Whether you’re used to being in front of the camera or usually well away from it, my relaxed, collaborative and intimate approach to styling, creative direction and photography will have you relishing the moments, memories and imagery of a day in France for years to come. Private portrait sessions are for 1 hour, half a day or a full day with pampering hair and makeup included. 10% discounts for La Residence guests.
A main medieval economic activity, handcrafted wool fabric was exported all over Europe throughout the middle-age. Learn how to clean, card, and spin your own little ball of wool. Maximum 3 people each with your own spinning wheel. All materials are included and tea, coffee, biscuits and a light lunch is included.
A half day course between 9h-12h or 14h-17h is 60€ per person or a whole day between 9h-17h is 90€ per person.
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If you are looking for a piece of contemporary art as a souvenir to your visit to St Antonin, Sebastian's studio is located opposite the Mayors offices in the centre of the village.
His work includes printing, painting and photography.
Corrina says - Photography is a joy, and I love sharing my passion to empower others to discover their creativity. I demystify the art of manual photography with a variety of workshops and creative transformational two-day beginner sessions here in Saint Antonin Noble Val.
Upcoming dates April/May and Autumn - October/November. Two full days of technical/practical photography with small groups of 5 students including French Village immersion, workbook, bistro lunches both days and morning tea both days.
The price is 400 euros but mention you ate a guest of La Residence to recevie a 10% discount.
Close to the centre of Albi, this small fashion museum has an ever changing collection of French fashion. If you are in Albi, this is an interesting place to spend an hour or two.
Eric studio and shop can be found opposite the entrance to the St Antonin church. His contemporary pottery, inspired by Asian works is bold and dramatic.
If you would like to create your own work of art, then Sylvie popular courses may be for you. They run in June, July and August in various mediums.
She also has a gallery and shop on rue de la Pelisserie, opposite the tourist office if you prefer your art ready made.
Claude is a local artist and collaborates with Sylvie Cosnier on her art courses. He has a studio at 1, rue de la Pélisserie, often by appointment only, so please check the website for opening times.
Would you like a little taste of French to practice on holiday or are already a French speaker and would like to improve your pronunciation. Marie-Claude is a qualified native teacher and offers tailored solutions to your language needs.
Individual, couples or groups can be accommodated. Prices are 40€ per hour.