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Le Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tours

Le Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tours (must see)

The Musée des beaux-arts de Tours is located in the bishop's former palace, near the cathedral St. Gatien, where it has been since 1910. It displays rich and varied collections, including that of painting which is one of the first in France both in quality and the diversity of the works presented.

In the courtyard, there are a magnificent cedar of Lebanon and stuffed elephant in a building in front of the museum. This elephant was killed for madness during a circus parade "Barnum & Bailey" in the streets of Tours on 10 June 1902.

The museum gets over 12,000 works but only 1,000 are shows to the public. On the ground floor, the museum has a room especially dedicated to Tours art of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

The monument has been classified as monument historique on 27 June 1983.

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 12:45 pm and from 2 pm to 6 pm.

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Sight Name: Le Musée des Beaux-Arts
Sight Location: Tours, France
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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