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The Museum of Old Toulouse: photo description (Musee du Vieux Toulouse)

The Museum of old Toulouse is one of the many museums in the French city of Toulouse, located in the South of the country in the region MIDI - pyrénées. This is one of the largest cultural, scientific and industrial centres of France, ranking fourth in the country in terms of population. It also has a rich history - the first Bishop appeared here in the IV century. Long time there lived a noble the counts of Toulouse, in 1229, the University was founded. Before the French revolution, Toulouse was the most powerful administrative and cultural center. Now there remained a lot of buildings, like the middle Ages and the XVI-XVII centuries.

The rich history of the city, home to a Museum located in an old hotel Dumet (Hôtel Dumay), the mansion of the XVI century, belonging to Antoine Dumet, personal physician of the famous Queen Margot. The house was built in 1585 and performed well in recognizable style of the Renaissance. The building is situated in the heart of the Old city.

The Museum itself was founded in 1948, when the new owner of the building became a military doctor Simeon Duran. He gave ownership of it to the local Association "Tulusty of Toulouse provided that it will transform this space into a Museum dedicated to the history of the city. It is society itself existed since 1907, but their permanent place of residence did not have. The first exhibition in the new Museum took place in 1955.

The Museum collection is very extensive. There are many paintings depicting views of either the city, or portraits of its famous residents. But the Museum also features other items that tell the history of Toulouse or encountered in the everyday life of a typical citizen. It is possible to study old documents, to admire the elegant folk costumes and even to be terrified at the sight of the wooden murder weapon, was found dead in Toulouse. The last time it was powered in 1632 - was the execution of Henri II de Montmorency. Also, here are the ancient artifacts of ancient times, discovered during archaeological excavations, including ceramics. All the rooms feature elegant antique furniture.