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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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Loved the gardens

I did not actually visited the museum, but loved the surrounding gardens and the quite athmosphere... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ina G
End of season

We visited the garden as a group to view the "champion" Cedar of Lebanon and the formal garden... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marian H
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18 Place Francois Sicard, 37000, Tours, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 9 August 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.

Thank Mark&Rosa
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

A very fine collection. Closed Tuesdays and at lunch. Get there early as can be hot. Enjoy the wide collection and building. Garden is beautiful. Stuffed Elephant...Bit macabre.

Thank Porkbeast
Reviewed 1 June 2017

…..in every way: the building, the collection, the publications. Housed in the very livable, well-maintained and graceful former archepiscopal palace, with immaculately maintained gardens and a gigantic cedar tree outside, the several ground, first and second floor galleries are light, spacious and immaculate. After ascending...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 21 May 2017

It was a Sunday so we didn't go into the museum but the grounds are nice enough for a stroll around after you have visited the cathedral. Check out my photos of the Cedar tree

Thank Terry D
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

For a little museum tucked into Tours this was an absolute delight on a rainy day. Some wonderful pieces of art that reside within the museum and many borrowed pieces from the larger Parisian galleries. It felt like one was browsing through the private art...More

1  Thank Aritnom
Reviewed 12 October 2016 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

1  Thank David C
Reviewed 7 October 2016

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,...More

1  Thank busyeater
Reviewed 10 August 2016

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

Thank ottawatraveler_11
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