Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tours, Tours

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Art Museum Museum
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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  • …..in every way: the building, the collection, the publications. Housed in the very livable, well-maintained and graceful former archepiscopal palace, with immaculately maintained gardens and a gigant...  more »
  • It was a Sunday so we didn't go into the museum but the grounds are nice enough for a stroll around after you have visited the cathedral. Check out my photos of the Cedar tree  more »
  • 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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  • Nice museum. Worth visiting if you are around the Tours area !
  • Beautiful gardens to walk around and enjoy.
  • a msut see , great garden and an amazing cypress tree
  • Worth it for the gardens. Pompous little dive of a gallery.
  • Terrific gardens.