Experience the eclectic fine arts collection housed in a former archbishop's palace. Musee des Beaux-Arts is complete with an underground stone inscription in honor of Turons and an ancient chapel dating from the fourth century. Contemplate paintings from the 14th century up to contemporary works as well as sculptures, furniture, and ceramics.
Signature pieces from the collection, include Edgar Degas' masterpiece "Calvary," "An Arm of the Seine" by Claude Monet, and "Christ in the Garden of Olives" by Andrea Mantegna. More riveting pieces include the 1902 stuffed animal "Fritz the Elephant," Grecco-Roman iron works, and old master paintings by Boucher, Rembrandt, Rubens, Calder, and Degas. To visit Musee des Beaux-Arts on your holiday in Tours, and find out what else Tours has to offer, use our Tours.
Musee des Beaux-Arts Reviews
While there are not a lot of tourist attractions in Tours itself, this museum is just not that impressive. The collection is limited and the building is run down and doesn't showcase the art very... more »
The museum has a lot going for it and is worth a stop. However, the huge and wonderful cedar is the most memorable part of the stop. The size of the tree is staggering, and the fact that it is... more »
It is an interesting place for art lovers and history buffs. Some interesting old paintings of Tours are also on display. Get your students id for discounted tickets. Artist might also get discounts. Parking can be difficult to find as it's usually full due the museum being in the city centre. This place has a lot of stairs and the museum is quite big. Can be a problem for people with wheelchair. Get a bottle of water too on hot days as there is no air conditioning.
Nice collection of art with a beautiful garden
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