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Musee des Beaux-Arts

18 place Francois-Sicard, Tours, France
02-47-05-68-73
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Ranked #9 of 18 attractions in Tours
Type: Art Museums
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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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 art works were interesting given Tours is a relatively medium sized city. We found our... More

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Mezieres-en-Brenne, France
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 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 second glance. And, if the paintings do not satisfy, the distinguished building and well kept... More

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London, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
70 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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

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Novato, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This museum contains mostly sixteenth and seventeenth century French painting. To me the artists were obscure. I did not think the art was first rate. However, as seniors we only paid 9 euros for both of us.

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Arlington, VA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The museum was small, but had a variety of artists including Monet. Some of the paintings were not identified. No tag, title or artist. I thought maybe I was supposed to have recognized them, but I did not. It's in a lovely building with a fascinating Cedar of Lebanon in front. There is also a stuffed elephant off in a... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

If you find a special exhibit of interest, the art museum would be worth a trip. A visit to the museum is the only way to tour the Archbishop's Palace (but there are negligible furnishings).

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Kelowna, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Small museum with a permanent collection of minor works by lesser known French artists. Nothing stands out in my memory of a work that wowed me. It was a place to spend an hour out of the heat on a summer's day. I did enjoy a quick stroll through the gardens outside . There are so many wonderful chateaux nearby... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

There are good paintings from quite a wide range of periods / styles so if you like art galleries this is worth a visit. But it is telling that the most memorable sights are a giant cedar tree and a stuffed elephant, neither of which are in the main body of the musee.

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Alameda, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised to find such a good collection outside of a major city. The art is terrific, and it is displayed beautifully. The landscaped grounds are also lovely.

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Thames Valley
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

A fascinating mixture of paintings and furniture with some quality pieces well worth seeing. Items are hung well and the modern collection is particularly good. The building itself is of interest. From the upper floor windows you get a really good view of the outside of the cathedral - it is so close you can see the carvings on the... More

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