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Musee des Beaux-Arts

18 place Francois-Sicard, Tours, France
02-47-05-68-73
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Ranked #7 of 18 attractions in Tours
Type: Art Museums
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Tours, France
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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.

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San Antonio, TX
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 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 of European art from medieval until the end of the 19th century. While the 17th-century... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 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 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 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
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15 helpful votes 15 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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