The town of the four convents

espace firmin bouisset

Born in a mill, in Moissac, on the banks of the Tarn, Firmin Bouisset, the father of these timeless icons marked, more than any other, at the turn of the 19th and 20th century, the real shift from advertising to modern advertising.

A few kilometers from his place of birth, this spot dedicated to his work opened in July 2021 in Castelsarrasin, in this handsome house called "House of Spain" restored for the occasion.

Graphic designer, lithographer, illustrator, Firmin Bouisset’s palette is large. But it is his talent as a poster artist that will make him pass on to posterity. More than he would have imagined. Who could indeed have thought, in a world where advertising images wear out and overwhelm us, that these characters would continue a century after their creation to embody better than anyone the image of childhood.

Origin: Annie-Claude Elkaim

L’Espace Firmin Bouisset :
Maison d’Espagne, 11 rue du Collège 82100 Castelsarrasin

Opening times :
November 2023 - Mars 2024 - From Monday to Friday : 9am to 12pm & 2pm to 5pm

Tariff: 5€ / reduced rate: 4€. Free for -10 years's old

Guided tours by appointment

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E-mail : espacefirminbouisset@gmail.com 
Site internet : www.espacefirminbouisset.fr

Le "Petit Lu"

Come and discover the universe of the "Petit Lu"


Sub-prefecture of 14,000 inhabitants, the town boasts 4 bodies of water, superb sites and buildings, cultural and sport facilities which makes it a worthwhile place to visit and relax.

Its market fills the streets with local products every Thursday morning, making Castelsarrasin a beacon of French gastronomy. Labelled "Towns and Villages in Bloom" , animated throughout the year, the city is crossed by the canal of the two seas and the Bicycle Green Way and is a must-visit tourist stop in the Tarn-et-Garonne. Its marina “Jacques-Yves Cousteau” is ideally located, close to the city centre and all amenities. 

Within the Tourist Information Desk, the harbour master offers free WIFI access all year round and a small “Bike” service.

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  1. The gothic style church of Saint-Sauveur and Saint John’s church
  2.  The weekly market, Thursday morning, coupled by the poultry market from November to March.
  3. Jacques-Yves Cousteau Port and the Green Cycle Path on the canal
  4. The Art Nouveau Hotel Marceillac
  5. The Spanish House: Room Firmin Bouisset
  6. The Music Festival « Grain de Sel »
  7. Contemporary Art Show in November
  8. Outdoor concerts, Friday night, July and August


Tourist Information Office of Castelsarrasin
Capitainerie - 3 bis Allée de Verdun
82100 Castelsarrasin

GPS location : lat. 44.040234 - long. 1.111035
05 63 32 01 39