Musee des Beaux-Arts, Tours

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Experience the eclectic fine arts collection housed in a former archbishop's palace. Musee des Beaux-Arts is complete with an underground stone inscription in honor of Turons and an ancient chapel dating from the fourth century. Contemplate paintings from the 14th century up to contemporary works as well as sculptures, furniture, and ceramics.

Signature pieces from the collection, include Edgar Degas' masterpiece "Calvary," "An Arm of the Seine" by Claude Monet, and "Christ in the Garden of Olives" by Andrea Mantegna. More riveting pieces include the 1902 stuffed animal "Fritz the Elephant," Grecco-Roman iron works, and old master paintings by Boucher, Rembrandt, Rubens, Calder, and Degas. To visit Musee des Beaux-Arts on your holiday in Tours, and find out what else Tours has to offer, use our Tours trip builder app .
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  • Nice place (former episcopal Palace, very nice garden with a centuries-old Lebanon Cedar); among the collections, note the Italian primitives of the ground floor (Mantegna).
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  • I did not actually visited the museum, but loved the surrounding gardens and the quite athmosphere. There is an real-life preserved elephant and a giant Lebanon cedar tree. The gardens are gorgeous.  more »
  • We visited the garden as a group to view the "champion" Cedar of Lebanon and the formal garden bedding reflecting the objects on display in the museum. Also in the outbuildings Fritz the elephant from...  more »
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  • A nice museum to visit, cheap (or even free on the first Sunday of the month) and not too long. The parc is also a nice place to have a walk.
  • Beautiful museum. Nice gardens too
  • Nice museum. Worth visiting if you are around the Tours area !
  • Beautiful gardens to walk around and enjoy.
  • Nice musee

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