Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tours, Tours

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4/5 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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  • The entire museum and especially the staff very unpleasant There is not a single brochure or explanation in English The staff kept chasing us to view our bags - on every 10 meter or so Not recomended 
  • if you like gilt, religious, battles, marble busts etc. you'll love it. Very good collection, well presented. The building, itself is lovely, very well maintained, plaques everywhere to explain and de...  read more »
  • Staff is very stressed by Backpacks: each room was asked to wear it in a different way! And no dressing room because of the vigipirate plan, it is the first time I see it! Side works, the visit is rather nice. Not of very large canvases, but still. Some remarkable paintings, "women of Algiers" two paintings by Nicolas Lancret, that are fun. The Museum is a mansion with some pretty bold pieces of marquetry. Each room is painted with a different color that highlights works pretty well. The lights are a little annoying for some paintings even when. During my visit, there was an exhibition of contemporary art in counterpoint to the works of the Museum quite interesting. The Park is pretty nice and suitable for a lunch break, because the Museum is closed at these times the.
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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
  • 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.
  • Good quality of French art of various periods. point out to see in the courtyard the mummified and the secular Cedar elephant which lies in the Centre of the inner courtyard.
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  • Rembrandt, the huida a Egipto.
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