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Musee des Beaux-Arts

18 Place Francois Sicard, 37000, Tours, France
+33 2 47 05 68 73
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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... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2016
David E
London, United Kingdom
Big bang for a small art museum

Well worth the trip. I would recommend paying for a guide - the older man with the impressive... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2016
Tours, France
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Reviewed 29 June 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...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 19 June 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
Reviewed 10 June 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
Reviewed 28 May 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...More

1  Thank MZeller-Jacques
Reviewed 23 May 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
Reviewed 31 March 2016

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

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 8 December 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
Reviewed 25 October 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...More

1  Thank Fibonacchi358
Reviewed 7 September 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...More

Thank Auwaiku
Reviewed 18 August 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,...More

Thank Clinor
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