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Musee Laperouse

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Address: 41 Rue Portarue Porta | Square Botany Bay, 81000, Albi, France
Phone Number: 05 63 46 01 8701
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 18:00

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Plenty of interest for an Australian

I was a bit surprised to see a museum to Laperouse in an inland city in France, but when I discovered he was born in Albi, I made the effort to visit. There are very many... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 September 2016
Anthony S
Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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569 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I was a bit surprised to see a museum to Laperouse in an inland city in France, but when I discovered he was born in Albi, I made the effort to visit. There are very many mementos of his life and especially his trip to the South Pacific. There are also a couple of short films in English, but it... More 

2 Thank Anthony S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

This is a small museum dedicated to the exploration of the Pacific by French navigators and particular the Comte de Laperouse. The information is well presented, but it was the enthusiasm and helpfulness of the staff that led to me giving a five star rating rather than four stars. Well worth a visit.

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St Germain Des Pres
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Slightly out of the way but worth a visit. English history concentrates on Cook and his travels but other nationalities were busy exploring. Here is a chance to find other explorers.

1 Thank Sallepenche
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

A very friendly and interesting Museum about the expeditions of Jean François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse who arrived off Botany Bay in 1788.

1 Thank Wakacje184
Warwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

If you have the time to spare, a walk across the bridge, (Stopping for great photos of the cathedral), will take you to this worthwhile and interesting Museum. Very helpful staff and multilingual video displays tell the story of this little known ( to the British, at least) explorer. We really enjoyed it and took advantage of the views from... More 

1 Thank Snowlizardkevin
Albi, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

This museum is really well thought out, I knew very little of Laperouse on entering but came out very well informed! I only visited it as my husband was keen, but was really surprised at how interesting it is! I would highly recommend visiting it. From the gardens there is also a fantastic view across the river of the cathedral,... More 

1 Thank Bruno081
Hoorn, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015

Little did we know of this seafaring french son of Albi.This museum with a very friendly and helpful staff offers a beautiful story of the time and adventures of Commander Laperouse and the search for the truth behind the violent end of the life of the expedition and their ships.

Thank tanad2015
Toulouse, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2014

A lovely boutique museum with helpful and knowledgeable staff...good displays informative and most interesting...as Australians a little more English would be helpful...

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

When the staff at this museum found out that we were from Sydney and lived near Botany Bay they were quite excited and made us feel so welcome and special as we told them about the suburb of La Perouse named after this great French explorer. After leaving Botany Bay he was never seen or heard of again so his... More 

Thank Sue P
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

Located in the Bishop's former palace, it is a grand yet rather forbidding building. The view of the Bishop's garden (which you can see free at close quarters from the surrounding terrace) and the river and the old bridges are not to be missed. The Toulouse Lautrec collection is largely comprised of works saved by his mother and given to... More 

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