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Musee des Beaux-Arts

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Address: 18 place Francois-Sicard, Tours, France
Phone Number: 02-47-05-68-73
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9:00 am - 12:45 pm
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 12:45 pm
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Just next to Cathedral of St. Gatien

The collection of the museum is not that impressive but if you have time in Tours it is worth visiting. The most outstanding thing in this museum is fortunately just in front of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The collection of the museum is not that impressive but if you have time in Tours it is worth visiting. The most outstanding thing in this museum is fortunately just in front of the builiding. It is Cedrus libani tree, over age of 200. Cedrus libani became very very rare tree even in Lebanon or Siria.

Thank Fibonacchi358
Kailua, Hawaii
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76 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Tickets are very reasonable (5 Euro) for admission to this charming museum. The collection has an eclectic mix of works - and a few little gems that are surprises (a little Rembrandt was a favorite of mine). Best of all, unlike the Louvre or Musée D'Orsay there were just a few visitors to share the experience with.

Thank Auwaiku
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The stars of this museum are the two Andrea Mantegna paintings which are meticulously executed and have a wealth of detail although the lighting could be better. Otherwise, there are endless rather mediocre 18th century paintings, a painting by Monet executed on an 'off' day, a Delacroix, an OK Rembrandt, an interesting Rubens composition. Cardinal Richlieu's collection of ancient statues... More 

Thank Clinor
Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
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300 reviews
147 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Tours has a lot of attractions. To drink a glas of one of the Loire wines outside in the fading light, to stroll along the mighty river. Sometimes your mind needs the stimulation of a good melancholic painting or a very uplifting one. We went to the musee des beaux arts. They have a lot of minor paintings by major... More 

1 Thank diana56
London, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

a surprising mix - some tepid 19th century pics but some magnificent ones - Corot, Rubens, Francobasso, Mantegna - but what a mix in this building full of stairs and levels only got at it in one way or another.

1 Thank Leslie G
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Set in a lovely old building, paintings and pieces of art spread throughout many rooms, feeling of spaciousness. English explanations available .

Thank Margaret T
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Pleasant art gallery with friendly staff and several very good pictures, particularly the recently cleaned Boucher which is lovely

1 Thank TandPKettering
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Some good paintings to see, but nothing top notch. We could not believe how closely over looked we were, there appeared to be guardians every where. The fee also covered entrance to decent toilets. The one in the surrounding garden was horrific, but the garden itself was so beautiful. Also note the Ceder tree, planted 1802.

1 Thank marycampbell
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

As a concession the museum was OK would have resented paying the full price, paintings well laid out and the guides were very helpful - a bit too much in fact, volunteering information when we just wanted quiet time to look at the artwork. Gardens outside good - particularly as the music festival had started and a gentle folk singer... More 

Thank STN1952
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

With an extensive collection of paintings and nuerous pieces of furniture, this is well worth a visit. Many of the artists are little known but this does not detract from the quality of the collection.

Thank travellerMRS

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