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Musee des Beaux-Arts

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Address: 18 Place Francois Sicard, 37000, Tours, France
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+33 2 47 05 68 73
09:00 - 12:45
14:00 - 18:00
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Wed - Mon 09:00 - 12:45
14:00 - 18:00

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A small representation

If you have an hour to spend then you can easily explore the Musee des Beaux-Arts. A varied collection with changing special exhibitions in a small gallery with. a pleasant... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 September 2014
Bedford, United Kingdom
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014 via mobile

If you have an hour to spend then you can easily explore the Musee des Beaux-Arts. A varied collection with changing special exhibitions in a small gallery with. a pleasant garden. Entrance price of €5 for the two of us it was easy to fine a few examples on show that were worth the time and money.

1 Thank Sharpe26
Tours, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

Worth visiting and if possible getting a tour from one of the museum staff. Its a small museum but they have some great works of art.

2 Thank t0ursf
San Antonio, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

Located in the former bishop's palace in Tours, Musée des Beaux-Arts offers a fine exhibition, small enough to be viewed in an hour or two depending on one's interests for the very low price of 3 euros 50. The small collection has a fine examples of European art from medieval until the end of the 19th century. While the 17th-century... More 

4 Thank Batavicus
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

The entry to the gallery is thru a grand gateway opening onto a magnificent verdant and opulent garden. There is monstrous tree dominating the courtyard which must be very old. The gallery itself is a grand old building probably dating to the 18th century. The art works were interesting given Tours is a relatively medium sized city. We found our... More 

2 Thank Phil M
Mezieres-en-Brenne, France
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

This may not be the most extensive of collections, and on the day we visited the second floor was closed in preparation for a new exhibition, but there are one or two paintings that are well worth seeing and many of the rest deserve a second glance. And, if the paintings do not satisfy, the distinguished building and well kept... More 

1 Thank Michael G
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

Adjacent to Cathedrale St-Gatien is the Musee des Beaux-Arts, a wonderful building set in beautiful gardens. Well worth visiting.

1 Thank Theresa C
Novato, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

This museum contains mostly sixteenth and seventeenth century French painting. To me the artists were obscure. I did not think the art was first rate. However, as seniors we only paid 9 euros for both of us.

1 Thank N0dell
Falmouth, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

The museum was small, but had a variety of artists including Monet. Some of the paintings were not identified. No tag, title or artist. I thought maybe I was supposed to have recognized them, but I did not. It's in a lovely building with a fascinating Cedar of Lebanon in front. There is also a stuffed elephant off in a... More 

1 Thank larlen
Frederick, Maryland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

If you find a special exhibit of interest, the art museum would be worth a trip. A visit to the museum is the only way to tour the Archbishop's Palace (but there are negligible furnishings).

1 Thank revilorc
Kelowna, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

Small museum with a permanent collection of minor works by lesser known French artists. Nothing stands out in my memory of a work that wowed me. It was a place to spend an hour out of the heat on a summer's day. I did enjoy a quick stroll through the gardens outside . There are so many wonderful chateaux nearby... More 

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