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“Good but not unmissable”

Musee des Beaux-Arts
Ranked #9 of 72 things to do in Tours
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

There are good paintings from quite a wide range of periods / styles so if you like art galleries this is worth a visit. But it is telling that the most memorable sights are a giant cedar tree and a stuffed elephant, neither of which are in the main body of the musee.

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Reviewed July 25, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised to find such a good collection outside of a major city. The art is terrific, and it is displayed beautifully. The landscaped grounds are also lovely.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

A fascinating mixture of paintings and furniture with some quality pieces well worth seeing. Items are hung well and the modern collection is particularly good. The building itself is of interest. From the upper floor windows you get a really good view of the outside of the cathedral - it is so close you can see the carvings on the buttresses really clearly and make out every detail. Frankly it is worth paying to go into the Museum just for the views of the Cathedral alone.
On a practical level, it would be a good idea to have a toilet available for the visitors - a baby changing facility added in would be a great blessing too. There is a lovely, elegant garden attached, quiet and shady with interesting planting. Some sort of "pop up" salon de the would have been very welcome. Perhaps some consideration could be given to developing the convenience aspect of this area?

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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Not a lot of art that I care for, but it was a rainy day and the building is interesting. There's also a lot of exquisite furniture.

1  Thank MajaMD
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

Although small, this museum is well worth the visit. There is a wide array of artists, furniture and china. We saw Rembrandt, Rubens, Vuillard, Monet and many, many more. There is also an amazing tree across from the entrance that is not to be missed.

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