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  • Faiences and Apothecary Jars
    Faiences and Apothecary Jars
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  • Christ Among the Elders (done at age 82)
    Christ Among the Elders (done at age 82)
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  • Ossian's Dream (1810)
    Ossian's Dream (1810)
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    by hquittner Written Aug 29, 2009

    With so much to build upon, the museum runs out of steam. Ingres bequeathed a few works that he had owned, but they are not significant. There are works from the 14-20C obtained from others, mostly by lesser painters. A third local son, Desnoyer, who adopted initially the Fauve movement (20C) is represented. We have lost our notes but think these Derain-like works are his. They seem to be of sights in Southern France (Albi , Collioure, etc)

    Musician and Shepherdess (Jordaens ?) Slaughtering a Hog (Flemish?) Cafe Scene (Desnoyer?) Beach Scene (Desnoyer?) Below Albi (?) Desnoyer
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    by hquittner Written Aug 29, 2009

    Most regional museums in France take pride in the findings from local archeological digs in their area. Montauban has a few fine ones. There are two excellent late Roman floor mosaics and earlier works : a Etruscan sarcophagus and a Roman one plus some Greek (or Etruscan) pottery, vases and other objects in cases, nicely displayed.

    Roman Mosaic Another One An Etruscan Sarcophagus A Roman Sarcophagus A Grecian (or Etruscan?) Vase
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    by hquittner Written Aug 29, 2009

    Using a castle or palace is a fine place to site collections, if that is what you want as a museum. It is even better if the structure i can be preserved and not distract from and also provide ample lighting for the primary objects. The courtyard is decorated with several statues by Bourdelle. Although the upper floor has the least interesting art works (not Ingres or Bourdelle) it has a splendid ceiling. The palace was built on old military castle foundations which form the two lower under levels. The lowest was the Guard Room (The Black Prince’s Chamber) of 1369, vaulted and with two superb fireplaces. Here are archeologic finds of the area and a bronze bell. Above it is another vaulted room that seem to have been the kitchen or dining room with more recent ancient objects.

    The Museum Courtyard Ceiling on Second Floor Close-up Detail The Guard Room The Hearth On Floor Above
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  • Crowne Plaza Hotel Montauban

    6 8 Quai De Verdun, Montauban, France, 82000, FR

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Montauban

    6-8 Quai De Verdun, Montauban, 82 000, France

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Mercure Montauban 3m

    12 Rue Notre Dame, Montauban 82000

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Ibis Montauban

    Rocade Est, Rocade Toulouse Limoges, Montauban, Fr

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Etap Hotel Montauban

    30 Rue Leon Cladel, Montauban, 82000, France

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • L'Hotel Du Commerce

    9 Place Franklin Roosevelt, Montauban, 82000, France

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Premiere Classe Montauban

    60 Rue L. Lepine Albasud, Montauban, 82000, France

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Solo

  • Deltour Hotel

    Impasse Jacques Daguerre, ZC Albasud, Montauban, 82000, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Formule 1 Montauban

    35 Chemin de Mallet, Montauban, 82000, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

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