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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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Great Mantegna paintings!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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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 

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Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
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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 

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London, United Kingdom
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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.

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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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 .

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Kettering
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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

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scotland
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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.

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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 

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Stratford-upon-Avon
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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.

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Wells, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

If they are advertising an exhibition of Rodin, Ingres, Monet, de la Croix, Reubens, Degas and Rembrandt and more, you might just expect to see works by these artists. Just one Rodin was on view. Nothing by the other artists. We walked round and round and found nothing more. There seemed to be more attendants than paitings

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I went here following a visit to the nearby Cathedral. To be honest there is no great air of excitement or expectancy about the place and it lives up to that. There is a very lovely rembrandt Flight into Egypt and a Rubens in the Dutch and Flemish section. However the most interesting section is the lovely Italian primitive collection... More 

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