Arthur Batut Photographic Center

Centre Culturel Le Rond Point - 81290 LabruguièreFree access

This centre is dedicated to Arthur Batut, pioneer of aerial photography, born in Labruguière. It illustrates the main photographic methods of the 19th century and the beginning of the XXth century (photographic equipment, original prints…).

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One century before drone : aerial kite photography.

Thirty years after the first tests of aerial photography with aérostat by Nadar, Arthur Batut is the first, in 1889, who gets an aerial photography with a kite, technical more flexible and less onerous than aerostat, considering developing new applications in mapping.

This Museum presents the life and work of Arthur Batut through different objects, archives and photographs.

We can find all the devices made by A. Batut to take photographs and kite measurements but also his portrait activity and many other practices: history, archaeology, hiking…


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Free of charge.

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Equipment & Services

✓ Car park ✓ Public WC ✓ Defibrillator ✓ Exhibition space ✓ Toilets

Adapted Tourism

✓ Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs ✓ Even flooring with no obstacles ✓ Minimum aisle width of 90 cm ✓ WC + grab handle + adequate space to move