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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
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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Small but perfectly formed

It's a small museum set in the former bishop's palace amid wonderfully ornate formal gardens. In early June it was pleasantly uncrowded and a joy to visit, although the collection... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
David E
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a small museum set in the former bishop's palace amid wonderfully ornate formal gardens. In early June it was pleasantly uncrowded and a joy to visit, although the collection is quite modest. The area around the museum and the cathedral next door is worth exploring at the same time.

Thank David E
Tours, France
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Well worth the trip. I would recommend paying for a guide - the older man with the impressive beard and moustache is amazing!

Thank elizalove2016
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

If you do nothing else in Tours you must visit Mussee Des Beaux Arts. The gardens are exquisite and beautifully manicured. The art works are displayed over 3 floors in this wonderful chateau.

Thank Jennifer C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

This local museum houses an extremely varied collection of fine art from the Medieval period up to the 20th century. The quality of the pieces is also rather varied, though there is some particularly fine Baroque portraiture, as well as some peculiar but appealing vistas of Reformation-era battles. The formal gardens outside, however, were the real highlight, and a fine... More 

Thank MZeller-Jacques
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Small, cozy museum with good collection of French and international artists. 1 Monet, 1 Picasso.. Quite nice collection of modern art on the second floor.

Thank Laura-Liisa L
Nueil sur Layon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

A great combination of well curated art, sculpture and furniture displayed in a light, airy and atmospheric surroundings.

Thank Steve S
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

As some have said, it's only €5 to get in. The building is worth seeing, and it's a nice and varied collection.

Thank burnie100
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

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.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

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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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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