Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tours, Tours
(4.1/5 based on 190+ 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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  • 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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  • We took advantage of the Museum free to find out. Very nice Park with its Cedar of the Lebanon dating back to 1804 (calculate his age) planted in the middle of the Court. The garden is beautifully decorated in a Renaissance style. You can also admire the elephant "Fritz". The visit of the Castle and its works of art were made with a passionate guide. I recommend this visit with young children who might get bored.
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  • For a little museum tucked into Tours this was an absolute delight on a rainy day. Some wonderful pieces of art that reside within the museum and many borrowed pieces from the larger Parisian gallerie...  more »
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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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