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Musée Georges Labit

The Musée Georges Labit is a true jewel in among Toulouse’s many museums. Founded in 1893, the museum features cultural artefacts from the Far East and Egypt collected by the museum’s namesake explorer, Georges Labit. The collection is small, but remarkable. The displays are beautifully spaced and lit to give each item  chance to shine. Many pieces are displayed out in the open,without a glass divider allowing you to enjoy the ornate detail freely.

The building itself is a work of art, light and airy inside and covered in Moorish mosaic outside.

Musée Georges Labit (c) Tuesday Laveau

Musée Georges Labit (c) Tuesday Laveau

At the entrance you are greeted by Thai statues, including my personal favourites, the lion and the elephant.

Thai Elephant at Musée Georges Labit (c) Tuesday Laveau

Thai Elephant at Musée Georges Labit (c) Tuesday Laveau

Thai Lion at Musée Georges Labit (c) Tuesday Laveau

Thai Lion at Musée Georges Labit (c) Tuesday Laveau

The room loops round leading you through Buddhist statues to Chinese figures.

Bodhisattva at Musée Georges Labit, Toulouse (c) Tuesday Laveau

Bodhisattva at Musée Georges Labit, Toulouse (c) Tuesday Laveau

Tiny Chinese figure at Musée Georges Labit (c) Tuesday Laveau

Tiny Chinese figure at Musée Georges Labit (c) Tuesday Laveau

The basement contains artefacts from Egypt, including two intimidating sarcophaguses and a mummified Egyptian man. There are also some Tibetan artefacts including a headdress and a bowl crafted from a human skull.

Musee Georges Labit, Toulouse (c) Tuesday Laveau

Musee Georges Labit, Toulouse (c) Tuesday Laveau

Musée Georges Labit is a peaceful space containing beautiful pieces displayed with due care and respect. I highly recommend a visit.

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