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Experience the eclectic fine arts collection housed in a former archbishop's palace. Musee des Beaux-Arts Tours 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 Tours on your holiday in Tours, and find out what else Tours has to offer, use our Tours.
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  • A very pleasant gallery in a charming building. A good selection of pictures both ancient and modern, good furniture, and an appealing chateau. Certainly a well spent hour or so. Good value at 8€ 
    A very pleasant gallery in a charming building. A good selection of pictures both ancient and modern, good furniture, and an appealing chateau. Certainly a well spent hour or so. Good value at 8€  more »
  • Museum is small and it would be more interesting for non-French persons if there were any painting descriptions in English. I can't believe that no one in the museum speaks English and everything is.....  more
    Museum is small and it would be more interesting for non-French persons if there were any painting descriptions in English. I can't believe that no one in the museum speaks English and everything is.....  more »
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  • Really nice museum with gorgeous works from the greats! Don’t forget to ask for a student discount if you’re a student. There’s also a nice garden in front of the museum where you can enjoy a picnic in the park. Staff are friendly and helpful.
  • It boasts a good collection. Most of the items on display are pretty old, but there are a few which are of the contemporary style. Among the items in the collection which are more unique are a vintage clock and several Roman-era sculptures. Since this museum is located inside a historic mansion, you also get to tour much of it. It's mostly emptied out but there are some ornate fireplaces, nice staircases, and beautiful doors. The entrance to the enclosure of the museum was historic and nicely detailed. It's free for those who are under 26. All in all, it's a great place to visit.

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