Toulouse (Haute Garonne) houses a small museum where you can discover the works brought together by the great traveler Georges Labit.
The museum Georges-labit is located at heart of a neighborhood residential of Toulouse, hidden in the vegetation. It is an unexpected gem with its cupola turquoiseitself and its facade inspired by Islamic art. This villa dresses 47,000 visitors per year. The whole is as exotic as the soul of its creator, Georges Labit, son of a wealthy Toulouse merchant and great traveler. At the end of the 19th century, he created this unique place when he was only 27 years old. “It is true that the city had a narrow mind and was not open enough to the rest of the world”, explains François Saint-Genez, curator of the museum.
I will seeget up then to expose to the public her collection personal, too eclectic what were his trips worldwide. works art objects religious u of the daily life, the whole forms one of the oldest collections of oriental art in France. Little by little, the collection was enriched with pieces donated by individuals or thanks to deposits from the State. The museum understand now an Egyptian section. A 36 years old, Georges Labit dies suddenly in unexplained circumstances just five years after the opening of his museum, as singular as the fate of this character.
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