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MUSEE DES BEAUX ARTS ET SON JARDIN

TOURS - 37
from 6€ /pers.

Monument

The Museum of Fine Arts in Tours is housed in the former Palais des Archevêques and showcases an incredible collection: Italian Primitives including two famous panels by Mantegna, paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and a fantastic group of reception pieces submitted to the French Royal Painting Academy. Pieces by Boucher, Perronneau and Nattier stand next to fabulous furniture oozing 18th century pomp in the reception rooms. Delacroix, Degas, Monet, Rodin and Ziem reflect the 19th century. The 20th century collection features work by Calder, Ernst, Hantaï, Monory and Debré. Bring your family to the Fun Museum one Sunday a month. Free entry the first Sunday of the month.

Gardens

The staggering cedar tree at the museum entrance is over 200 years old and towers over the courtyard where the Fritz elephant greets visitors and was built on Place Nicolas Frumeaud in 1903. Venture a little further to the “French-style” garden which was redesigned in 1911 around a group of rectangular yew trees with two carpet bedding schemes. A lawn that was once used to play boules covers the centre. The English-style bottom of the garden features climbing roses and a variety of trees such as hackberry, bramble, chestnut, lime and hornbeam trees.

Museum

The former Palais des Archevêques in Tours (4th-18th century) is now the Museum of Fine Arts and one of the top attractions in the Loire Valley. The remarkable museum has one of the biggest collections of Italian Primitives in France and its masterpieces include two famous panels by Mantegna, paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and a fantastic group of reception pieces submitted to the French Royal Painting Academy. Pieces by Boucher, Perronneau and Nattier stand next to fabulous furniture oozing 18th century pomp in the reception rooms. Delacroix, Degas, Monet, Rodin and Ziem reflect the 19th century. The 20th century collection features work by Calder, Ernst, Hantaï, Monory and Debré.

Opening times
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Sunday from 09:00 to 12:45 and from 14:00 to 18:00
Monday from 09:00 to 12:45 and from 14:00 to 18:00
Wednesday from 09:00 to 12:45 and from 14:00 to 18:00
Thursday from 09:00 to 12:45 and from 14:00 to 18:00
Friday from 09:00 to 12:45 and from 14:00 to 18:00
Saturday from 09:00 to 12:45 and from 14:00 to 18:00
Days closedTuesday
From to
Sunday from 09:00 to 12:45 and from 14:00 to 18:00
Monday from 09:00 to 12:45 and from 14:00 to 18:00
Wednesday from 09:00 to 12:45 and from 14:00 to 18:00
Thursday from 09:00 to 12:45 and from 14:00 to 18:00
Friday from 09:00 to 12:45 and from 14:00 to 18:00
Saturday from 09:00 to 12:45 and from 14:00 to 18:00
Days closedTuesday
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Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
Document languages
  • English
  • French
Site categories
  • Listed or registered
  • Ville d'art et d'histoire
Garden themes
  • Pleasure garden
Styles of garden
  • English style
  • French style
  • On the terrace
Museum themes
  • Contemporary / modern art
  • Fine arts
  • History
Museum categories
  • Municipal library
  • Musées de France
Prices
Annual subscription pass at € 30
Discount rate at € 3
Full adult price at € 6
Group rate at € 3
Guided tour extra charge at € 40
Payment methods
  • Bank card
  • Espèces
  • Money transfer
  • Postal or bank cheques
  • Visa
Individual visits
  • Continuous unaccompanied
  • Guided visits on request
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Languages of the visit
  • Visit: French
  • Signs: French, English
Facilities
  • Wifi
Services
  • Interactive point
  • Library
  • Play area
Activities
  • Activities
  • Adult workshop
  • Conferences
  • Junior workshop
  • Temporary exhibitions
Information
  • Groups welcome (from 10 to 30 people)
  • Left luggage
  • Pets not allowed
  • Rental space

MUSEE DES BEAUX ARTS ET SON JARDIN

Museum of fine Arts and its garden
Ancien palais des archevêques
18 place François Sicard
37000, TOURS
France
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