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Musee des Beaux-Arts

18 place Francois-Sicard, Tours, France
02-47-05-68-73
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Ranked #8 of 20 Attractions in Tours
Type: Art Museums
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London, United Kingdom
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140 reviews 140 reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This museum has its Monet and its Degas and a very nice little Rembrandt but its real glory is on the ground floor where there are two wonderful Mantegnas and some other lovely Italian primitive paintings. Lovely setting in the Archbishop's Palace with lots of atmosphere. The gardens are wonderful too.

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London
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 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.

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Wirral
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26 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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

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NSW
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87 reviews 87 reviews
26 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 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 the gardens fitted in to the picture!

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Toronto, Canada
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9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

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

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

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 a few examples on show that were worth the time and money.

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Tours, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 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.

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San Antonio, TX
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44 helpful votes 44 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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18 helpful votes 18 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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