Tours Fine Arts Museum

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A huge cedar of Lebanon stands in the main courtyard of the former archbishop's palace (17C-18C). The interior, embellished by Louis XVI woodwork and Tours silk, displays works sourced from castles destroyed by Richelieu and Chanteloup, and important local abbeys. 17C-20C pictures including a colourful series on the Five Senses and fine primitive Italian works. A room is dedicted to contemporary artist Olivier Debré. Also note the work of 19C Tours ceramicist Avisseau.

Useful information

Address : 

18 place François-Sicard

Phone:

+33 2 47 05 68 73

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The Cathedral Quarter
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Place Grégoire-de-Tours
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Logis des Gouverneurs
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Cathedral of St Gatien
Cathedral of St Gatien
Started in the middle of the 13C and
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Psalette (St-Gatien cloister)
Psalette (St-Gatien cloister)
Three Gothic-Renaissance galleries for
Château de Tours
Château de Tours
Located on the banks of the River Loire,
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