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Musee des Beaux-Arts

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Great value, but check to see what’s on

Step through the gate and be met by the biggest Lebanese Cedar you’ll ever see. Planted in... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2018
Sydney, Australia
Extraordinary Museum with eclectic Art and lovely gardens

This is one of those unusual Museums - owned by the Town - housed in a magnificent building and... read more

Reviewed April 5, 2018
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

There are some very good paintings in this collection, not to be missed if you are visiting Tours. Attractive building, too.

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Reviewed August 22, 2018

I would not want to appear blasphemous but I eagerly recommend a visit to this museum to be able to enjoy the view of the incredible plant that is at its entrance. It is a tree planted in 1804 and today is a beautiful display...More

Thank teibaal
Reviewed July 19, 2018

I spent so much time marvelling at the gardens that I had no time left to enter the museum. The plantings and standard of maintenance were superb. As a sole traveller, it was marvellous to be able to sit on the shade benches and feel...More

Thank Jencraft
Reviewed June 5, 2018

Went to see the gardens and was pleasantly surprised by the art collection. Love that they have their own Rodin. Both worth the visit.

Thank Marita S
Reviewed June 2, 2018

This a great museum housed in the former religious palace. Most of the works relate to the city of Tours and its rich medieval history. It's a very opulent building and many period rooms. They have a great Rubens painting that the staff is proud...More

Thank Valere81
Reviewed May 3, 2018

Step through the gate and be met by the biggest Lebanese Cedar you’ll ever see. Planted in 1804. The museum building is situated on land occupied by the Romans. The building that evolved there over the next couple of thousand years eventually became the Palace...More

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Reviewed April 5, 2018

This is one of those unusual Museums - owned by the Town - housed in a magnificent building and with a remarkable and eccentric collection. The building and rooms themselves are worth the visit but there are some real gems in the collection, see the...More

2  Thank ESVincent
Reviewed September 16, 2017

I did not actually visited the museum, but loved the surrounding gardens and the quite athmosphere. There is an real-life preserved elephant and a giant Lebanon cedar tree. The gardens are gorgeous.

Thank ina g
Reviewed September 16, 2017

We visited the garden as a group to view the "champion" Cedar of Lebanon and the formal garden bedding reflecting the objects on display in the museum. Also in the outbuildings Fritz the elephant from Barnums circus who had to be shot after running amok....More

Thank Marian H
Reviewed August 9, 2017

This is a relatively small museum, but still managed to take 1 1/2 hours to go through. It has lots of very well preserved paintings and is definitely worth a visit.

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