Musée des Beaux-Arts in Tours
Close to the hotel and the station
With its beautiful traditional French garden, its protected cedar of Lebanon and its magnificent building, the Musée des Beaux-Arts (Fine Arts Museum) is worth seeing both inside and outside. In the former archbishop's palace of Tours located between the city’s château and station and 5 minutes on foot from the hotel, the museum houses an impressive collection of paintings. As you walk through its different rooms, admire works by Early Renaissance Italian painters (e.g. Andrea Mantegna, Paolo di Giovanni), Dutch and Flemish masters (e.g. Rubens, Rembrandt) and 19th century French artists (e.g. Ingres, Delacroix, Degas, Monet).
You’ll also be able to discover its wonderful collection of sculptures, featuring numerous Ancient Greek and Roman masterpieces as well as more modern statues by the likes of Jean-Antoine Houdon and Auguste Rodin. If you’re visiting as a family, the museum also has a special activity trail for children, which will allow them to do such fun things as creating a still life in 3D, building a puzzle and dressing up in front of a backdrop.