Musée Goya


This excellent gallery on the 1st floor of Castres' Hôtel de Ville has a collection of mostly Spanish art, including work by Picasso, Rusiñol, Velázquez and, of course, several works by Goya (including the vast La Junte des Philippines). The museum's arms room has interesting collections of old weapons, helmets and fragments of WWII resistance history.

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Nearby Tarn attractions

1. Centre National et Musée Jean Jaurès

0.24 MILES

If you’re wondering why almost every French town seems to have a ‘rue Jean Jaurès’, this museum has everything you need to know about the father of French…

2. Musée et Jardin du Canal du Midi

15.92 MILES

Understand France’s mightiest man-made waterway, the Unesco World Heritage Canal du Midi, through illuminating exhibitions and short films at this museum…

3. Maison du Vieil Alby

22.86 MILES

Lodged in a timber-framed medieval building, this museum houses a small exhibition on the city's history and its connections with Toulouse-Lautrec.

4. Collégiale & Cloître Saint-Salvi

22.9 MILES

This delicate church is worth a look for its lovely 13th-century cloister whose columns are decorated with Gothic and Romanesque flourishes.

5. Cathédrale Ste-Cécile

22.96 MILES

Resembling a castle more than a cathedral, this formidable edifice in orange brick rises above Vieil Albi like an apparition. Its defensive walls hark…

6. Musée Toulouse-Lautrec


Lodged inside the Palais de la Berbie (built in the early Middle Ages for the town's archbishop), this wonderful museum offers an overview of Albi's most…

7. Pont Vieux

23.12 MILES

This 19th-century bridge across the River Tarn provides a fine perspective over Albi's pink-bricked cathedral.

8. Musée de Lapérouse

23.22 MILES

This intriguing museum explores the adventures of Albi-born explorer Jean-François de Galaup (aka the Comte de Lapérouse), who made several pioneering…