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Musee des Beaux-Arts

18 Place Francois Sicard, 37000, Tours, France
+33 2 47 05 68 73
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…..in every way: the building, the collection, the publications. Housed in the very livable... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mike H
London, United Kingdom
It has a really old cedar tree!

It was a Sunday so we didn't go into the museum but the grounds are nice enough for a stroll around... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Terry D
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18 Place Francois Sicard, 37000, Tours, France
+33 2 47 05 68 73
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

…..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 gigantic cedar tree outside, the several ground, first and second floor galleries are light, spacious and immaculate. After ascending...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Terry D
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

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 galleries. It felt like one was browsing through the private art...More

1  Thank Aritnom
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

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

1  Thank David C
Reviewed 7 October 2016

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 describe plus info given out for free at the desk in various languages. Affordable, too,...More

1  Thank busyeater
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We were impressed by the range and quality presented here in quite a small gallery. Well worth a few hours when in Tours

Thank ottawatraveler_11
Reviewed 29 June 2016

It's a small museum set in the former bishop's palace amid wonderfully ornate formal gardens. In early June it was pleasantly uncrowded and a joy to visit, although the collection is quite modest. The area around the museum and the cathedral next door is worth...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Well worth the trip. I would recommend paying for a guide - the older man with the impressive beard and moustache is amazing!

Thank elizalove2016
Reviewed 10 June 2016

If you do nothing else in Tours you must visit Mussee Des Beaux Arts. The gardens are exquisite and beautifully manicured. The art works are displayed over 3 floors in this wonderful chateau.

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 28 May 2016

This local museum houses an extremely varied collection of fine art from the Medieval period up to the 20th century. The quality of the pieces is also rather varied, though there is some particularly fine Baroque portraiture, as well as some peculiar but appealing vistas...More

1  Thank MZeller-Jacques
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