Museum of fine Arts and its garden

Museum of fine Arts and its garden-1

Fine Arts museum – Tours, Loire Valley, France. Jean-Christophe Coutand / ADT Touraine

Museum of fine Arts and its garden-2

Fine Arts museum – The garden Jean-Christophe Coutand / ADT Touraine

In a former archbishop's palace (4th to 18th centuries) and listed as a Historic Monument, the Tours Fine Arts Museum houses collections that are among the richest in France, with masterpieces by Mantegna, Rubens, Rembrandt, Delacroix, Degas, Monet and Rodin.
At the museum entrance, a majestic, two-century-old cedar tree looks down on the courtyard where the elephant Fritz, killed in 1903, is on display. Further on, the regular "French-style" garden was redesigned in 1911. Made up of two flower beds and featuring carpet bedding displays, it is encircled by U-shaped yew trees. At the end of the garden, in a more English style, there are a wide range of trees overlooking Rue des Ursulines, including hackberries, mulberries, horse-chestnuts, lime trees and hornbeams.


Languages spoken

  • French
  • English

Comfort / services

  • Indoor children's games
  • Wifi


Ouverture du 01 April 2023 au 31 December 2023
Lundi 09h30 à 18h00
Mercredi 09h00 à 18h00
Jeudi 09h00 à 18h00
Vendredi 09h00 à 18h00
Samedi 09h00 à 18h00
Dimanche 09h00 à 18h00

Extra reception info

Fermé le 1er janvier, 1er mai, 14 juillet, 1er et 11 novembre, 25 décembre. En cas de températures très élevées, le 2e étage du musée ne sera pas accessible à la visite.


  • Full adult price : 8,40 € - ticket valable toute la journée
  • Discount rate : 4,20 € - Etudiants, plus de 65 ans
  • Annual subscription pass : 12,00 € - Musée des Beaux-Arts
  • Free rate : moins de 26 ans, demandeur d'emploi, étudiants en Histoire de l'Art et 1er DIM du mois
  • Other rates : en cas de températures très élevées, le 2e étage du musée ne sera pas accessible à la visite : demi-tarif appliqué.

Payment options

  • Credit Card
  • Postal or bank cheques
  • Cash
  • Money transfer
  • Visa