Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tours, Tours

(4.1/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The former Archbishop's Palace, the Museum of fine arts of the city of Tours. Beautiful works, a few famous artists. Interesting Museum of province. Should review the path and the arrangement of the works. In the old buildings located in the courtyard, close to stunning the Lebanon cedar, go say hello to Fritz the elephant. You will have the history of this animal close to 3metres from top, which belonged to the Barnum Circus. He was shot at the beginning of the 20th century in a fit of madness, and naturalized.
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  • A beautiful collection of antique furniture from the castle of the pagoda. The discovery of a well known painter Edouard debate-Ponsan whose near paintings of the Impressionists are remarkable. An interesting medieval collection. The former Archdiocese has lots of charm with his large cedar in the Court and its naturalized elephant.
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  • I'm glad my visit with a little girl of 9 ans.le course on st Martin for children is a very good idea to take the children to the Museum. They respond to different games and puzzles, they watch so necessarily the tables and read the little hard textes.un sometimes but it's still a way to raise awareness about the art and history of the city. The façade and the Park are beautiful.
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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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