Musée des beaux-arts
The Musée des Beaux-arts is located in the former palace of the Archbishops of Tours, one of the most beautiful of the Loire Valley, classified as historical monument. The Musée des Beaux-arts is also one of the finest provincial museums due to its wealthy and varied collections. It is in partnership with the Louvre Museum.
The main wing of the former Archbishop's Palace built in the eighteenth century, houses beautiful reception rooms with rich furnishings and a terrace overlooking the gardens and the park. This sumptuous architecture is mixed with ancient buildings dating back from the Antiquity until the eighteenth century, which are historic sites of the Touraine.
The oldest fund of the museum is composed of works of art seized in 1794 in the homes of immigrants, churches or convents. The collection of the Musée des Beaux-arts of Tours houses masterpieces of French artists such as Corneille, Rembrandt, Blanchard, Boucher, Van Loo, Monet, Rodin, Lamy, of the Italian Renaissance (Andrea Mantegna, Lorenzo Veneziano) as well as furniture of the eighteenth century. The Musée des Beaux-arts also offers modern and contemporary art since recently.
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Except on Tuesday, from 9 am to 6 pm.
Closed on the 1st of January, 1st of May and the 14th of July, 1st and 11th of November, 25th December.
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