CENTRE DE L’AFFICHE

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Location:
  River Garonne
Address:
  58 Alleés Charles de Fitte
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Centre de l’Affiche

The Centre de l’Affiche is in the heart of the formerly gritty industrial district St-Cyprien, on the opposite bank of the River Garonne from the well-trodden sightseeing trails in the old quarter of Toulouse. In this part of town, old warehouses and factories are being reclaimed as trendy housing and as edgy art and performance venues. The Centre de l’Affiche is dedicated to poster, postcard, packaging and label art, and its huge collection offers a fascinating glimpse of how commercial graphic design and branding has evolved over some two centuries. Pride of place goes to Toulouse Lautrec’s iconic poster of belle époque cabaret legend Aristide Bruant.

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