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Musée des Arts Précieux Paul-Dupuy
Located in the historic Carmelite district, the museum of decorative arts and graphic arts of the city of Toulouse is housed in a former 17th century mansion.
It houses the rich collection of art lover Paul Dupuy (1867-1944). Son of a wealthy spice merchant, Paul Dupuy leads the golden and carefree life of the upper middle class in Toulouse. Curious about everything, he buys works of art, decorative and ethnographic objects to which his contemporaries do not pay attention and whose heritage interest will be revealed by future generations. The collections of the Paul Dupuy Museum are in the image of its inventor: precious, eclectic and "counter-current". Rich with more than 6,000 drawings from the 15th to the 20th century, the Paul-Dupuy museum houses precious treasures due to internationally famous artists (Véronèse, Delacroix, Toulouse-Lautrec, etc.) or of regional origin (Rivalz, Henri Martin , Laurens, etc.). The ancient watchmaking collection, made up of rare pieces, is the flagship of the museum

For the pictures : Dupuy Automate: The Singing Lesson of Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin © François Pons

13 Rue de la Pleau

Toulouse, France

Artistic movements

Religious Art · Baroque · Asian Art