Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tours, Tours

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Experience the eclectic fine arts collection housed in a former archbishop's palace. Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tours 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. A visit to Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tours represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Tours family vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • August 16, 2017
    In a beautiful building next to the Cathedral, shaded by a cedar of Lebanon almost two centuries old. Visit enjoyable, deserves 4 stars just for the two works by maintaining the Museum; the resurrection, and Christ in the garden of olives. The Museum's path simple and straightforward. Good
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  • August 11, 2017
    I loved this tour, guided by a passion that makes us discover and enjoy some remarkable works. Then, the rest of the tour, solo, allowed me to discover the primitive Italian and much, much more. A beautiful place full of lovely things that deserve a better signage. I bought a ticket together with the companionship, the museum of natural history museum, and the castle: the last two mentioned were closed that day, what seemed to ignore the two people at the reception who sold me this ticket, unkind people also. They seemed much more interested by the instructions on my tiny bag by the transmission of information about the cultural circuit Tourangeau.
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  • August 9, 2017
    This is a relatively small museum, but still managed to take 1 1/2 hours to go through. It has lots of very well preserved paintings and is definitely worth a visit.  more »
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  • July 24, 2017
    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.
  • July 19, 2017
    Beautiful museum. Nice gardens too
  • March 3, 2017
    Nice museum. Worth visiting if you are around the Tours area !
  • June 30, 2017
    Beautiful gardens to walk around and enjoy.
  • July 23, 2017
    Nice musee

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