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Musee des Beaux-Arts

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Address: 18 Place Francois Sicard, 37000, 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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if you like gilt, religious, battles, marble busts etc. you'll love it. Very good collection, well presented. The building, itself is lovely, very well maintained, plaques... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The entire museum and especially the staff very unpleasant There is not a single brochure or explanation in English The staff kept chasing us to view our bags - on every 10 meter or so Not recomended

Thank David C
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you like gilt, religious, battles, marble busts etc. you'll love it. Very good collection, well presented. The building, itself is lovely, very well maintained, plaques everywhere to explain and describe plus info given out for free at the desk in various languages. Affordable, too, 6 euros, 3 for seniors. No rip off. I loved the cedar of Lebanon outside... More 

Thank busyeater
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

We were impressed by the range and quality presented here in quite a small gallery. Well worth a few hours when in Tours

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

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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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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