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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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Lovely little museum in a beautiful building

This museum is housed in the former bishops palace and worth visiting just for that (and the... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2014
Art not that impressive.

Mainly portrait paintings,disappointing selection of impressionist art. Large rooms empty of... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2014
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18 Place Francois Sicard, 37000, Tours, France
+33 2 47 05 68 73
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Reviewed 20 September 2014

This museum is housed in the former bishops palace and worth visiting just for that (and the garden). Some good pictures and funiture but for me the building stole the show.

1  Thank Kulturcat
Reviewed 14 September 2014

Mainly portrait paintings,disappointing selection of impressionist art. Large rooms empty of furniture. Gardens very nice.

Thank mypointofviewis
Reviewed 8 September 2014

I'm not an art buff but this is the place to become one! There is some fabulous art work on display. It took one hour to go through and well worth the effort. Like other readers, I did not know how the stuffed elephant in...More

Thank Kiwi1963
Reviewed 8 September 2014

Small gallery in Tours. A few works by Ruben which are very interesting. Tree of Libyan in entrance is unbelievable. Worth seeing.

Thank Bbd313
Reviewed 3 September 2014

If you have an hour to spend then you can easily explore the Musee des Beaux-Arts. A varied collection with changing special exhibitions in a small gallery with. a pleasant garden. Entrance price of €5 for the two of us it was easy to fine...More

1  Thank Sharpe26
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Worth visiting and if possible getting a tour from one of the museum staff. Its a small museum but they have some great works of art.

2  Thank t0ursf
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Located in the former bishop's palace in Tours, Musée des Beaux-Arts offers a fine exhibition, small enough to be viewed in an hour or two depending on one's interests for the very low price of 3 euros 50. The small collection has a fine examples...More

4  Thank Batavicus
Reviewed 18 July 2014

The entry to the gallery is thru a grand gateway opening onto a magnificent verdant and opulent garden. There is monstrous tree dominating the courtyard which must be very old. The gallery itself is a grand old building probably dating to the 18th century. The...More

2  Thank Phil M
Reviewed 16 July 2014

This may not be the most extensive of collections, and on the day we visited the second floor was closed in preparation for a new exhibition, but there are one or two paintings that are well worth seeing and many of the rest deserve a...More

1  Thank Michael G
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Adjacent to Cathedrale St-Gatien is the Musee des Beaux-Arts, a wonderful building set in beautiful gardens. Well worth visiting.

1  Thank Theresa C
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