Marquayrol Gardens
Marquayrol Gardens
David Nakache
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Henri-Martin, Garden or Museum? The 2!

What do the Capitole de Toulouse, the Élysée and the Lot Prefecture have in common? Henri-Martin, post-impressionist painter, who designed the decorations in all these places. He had chosen to set up his studio in the Lot, at Labastide-du-Vert, near Cahors. He will end his days there, faithful to the landscapes, the light and above all the poetry of the Lot Valley, which he loved so much. It is therefore quite natural that the City of Cahors dedicates his museum to his work. After long works, it reopened in the spring of 2022!

Henri-Martin Museum: His great return to Cahors !

Henri Martin Museum
Henri Martin Museum
Clausun

Entirely restored, it offers a new architectural face in the heart of the city and offers a new refined, simple universe, leaving all the space to discover the works. Nature and light combine to offer the public ideal visiting conditions.

52 paintings make up the Henri-Martin Collection. But the museum will be much more than the showcase of his works. Also on display will be monumental archaeological pieces, evoking Divona Carducorum, the Gallo-Roman name of Cahors and, further on, the medieval history of the city. Finally, Léon Gambetta, a native of Cahors, will also be in the spotlight, through the history of ideas and the Third Republic. In short, a visit full of surprises, which will take you on an interactive journey through time (we won't tell you everything, that would be too easy). A re-opening in the spring, which kept its promises!

A unique journey in several universes

Henri Martin Museum
Henri Martin Museum
E.Hernandez - Tourist Office Cahors - Lot Valley

The scenography invites you to evolve through the major themes covered by the collections of the Henri Martin museum.

  • The semi-permanent space
  • Oceania
  • Temporary exhibitions: until March 5, 2023 "At the heart of Tolkien's imaginary world", the illustrations of Queen Margrethe of Denmark.
  • Divona, the ancient city
  • Medieval Quercy
  • Fine arts, from the 15th to the 19th centuries
  • Quercy, artists & landscapes
  • Gambetta
  • And of course Henri-Martin: his decorations, his portraits, his landscapes… the museum has the largest public collection of works by Henri-Martin.
     

 

Workshops for children…

… but also for adults are scheduled very regularly. To each their own theme: Imagination workshops, The art of making, the Midday Museum, In the secret of colors, Journey between dream and reality… just ask for the programme.

A post-impressionist garden

The painter's garden in Labastide-du-Vert began its rehabilitation in 2022 thanks to volunteers, dynamic and involved, united in an association: the ARJEHM, Association for the Rehabilitation of the Extraordinary Gardens of Henri-Martin. This is Jean-Pierre ALLAUX, Mayor ofAlbas, journalist and well-known author of Blood of the Vine, which provides the impetus. With the agreement of the owner Jean-Jacques LALA, opera singer and passionate about XNUMXth century instruments. Nourished by so much artistic spirit, floating above these gardens, the restoration project will necessarily be an aesthetic success.

Marquayrol garden
Marquayrol garden
David Nakache

A winning combo to discover all the secrets of the painter: the museum and the garden.

It was in this garden that the painter had set up his easel and sought his inspiration, until his death in 1943. We find in his works every nook and cranny of his hidden garden. Rooms of greenery, rose garden, ponds, pergolas, exceptional trees - centenarians for some - will find their luster in the landscaped garden, which so nourished the inspiration of the painter. The workshop will also be rehabilitated to accommodate visitors and exhibitions. Going from one to the other, from the garden to the museum, will provide all the keys to interpreting this post-impressionist painter.

 

Paintings by Henri Martin
Paintings by Henri Martin
Henri Martin Museum

The Henri Martin Museum

792, rue Emile Zola, 46000 Cahors

Created in 1833 and installed in the former Concordat episcopal palace of Cahors, the museum presents the work of the neo-impressionist painter Henri Martin (1860 - 1943), and preserves important collections relating to archaeology, ethnography, history and Fine Arts. Each year, important exhibitions are organized there: thematic or monographic of guest artists, recognized or to be discovered.

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Marquayrol garden
Marquayrol garden
David Nakache

Henri Martin's gardens

Marquayrol, 46150 Labastide du Vert

The gardens of the property of the painter Henri Martin in Marqueyrol welcome you for visits and strolls organized by the ARJEHM (Association for the Rehabilitation of the Extraordinary Gardens of Henri Martin). You can discover the gardens, made up of ponds, pergolas and gazebos, as well as the studio of the famous post-impressionist painter.

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