Among the most beautiful sites in the Loire Valley is the former Palace of the Archbishops classified as a Historic Monument, now Museum of Fine Arts. Its renowned collections, including an exceptional collection of Italian Primitives and 18th century French painting, make it one of the richest museums in France.
At the forefront of these masterpieces are Mantegna’s paintings, but also Rubens, Rembrandt, Le Sueur and Philippe de Champaigne, Nattier, Lemoyne, Boucher, Perronneau and Roslin.
Arranged for the most part in magnificent reception rooms, these works evoke, thanks to the presence of rich furniture, life in an 18th century palace.
Nineteenth-century painting is represented by the neo-classical school, romanticism, orientalism with the works of Belly, Chassériau, Delacroix, realism is illustrated by Bastien-Lepage, Cazin, Gervex.
Impressionism, post-impressionism and symbolism are present through works by Monet, Degas, Henri Martin, Le Sidaner.
Sculpture counts Rodin, Bourdelle, Gaumont, Sicard…
The collection of works from the 20th century includes Asse, Calder, Davidson, Debré, Denis, Zao Wou-ki.
Ouvert tous les jours, sauf le mardi
9h – 12h45 / 14h – 18h
Fermé le 1er janvier, 1er mai, 14 juillet, 1er et 11 novembre, 25 décembre
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tours
18, Place François-Sicard 37000 TOURS
Tél. 02 47 05 68 73