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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  • It is a great Museum and complete, the building itself is already beautiful. The exhibition on St martin is rich and interesting.
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  • Beside the Cathedral, this museum is housed in the former Bishop's Palace, to the beautiful classical. It is surrounded by a beautiful garden, with in particular, to the ash a splendid the Lebanon Cedar planted at the beginning of the 19th century. You can see the elephant "Fritz", opposite the building of the Museum. The splendid rooms exhibit works of art from destroyed castles of Richelieu (town a few kilometers) and Castro and of abbeys.
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  • A beautiful building, located in a park where a remarkable Cedar marks the Center. The collections are well presented, varied covering a very large period. Ideal to get an idea of what was happening on several hundreds of years.
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  • Worth it for the gardens. Pompous little dive of a gallery.
  • a msut see , great garden and an amazing cypress tree
  • Terrific gardens.
  • I had a bad experience at this museum. As a black person I was followed around by the staff all the time and I was treated with suspicion. Every time I walked into a room a member of staff was looking for me and keeping an eye on me. I felt so uncomfortable that I had to walk out. I had a terrible experience and I am absolutely sure that it was everything to do with the colour of my skin which is not acceptable at all. As for the art, it was about Tours and I did not get a chance to look.
  • Beautiful old building to staff which is full of small treasures. The architecture of the Museum fits well with the trend of the collections. To see absolutely.
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