Museum of Fine Arts of Tours
Take advantage of your stay at the Artist Hôtel in Tours to visit the Fine Arts Museum located 1km away.
Easily accessible by foot or by car from our hotel in Tours, the Fine Arts Museum is located in the former palace of the Archbishops of Tours, at the foot of the cathedral. Temporary exhibitions, concerts, conferences, tours for young audiences, library, permanent collections, documentation, the Fine Arts Museum offers a wide choice of tours for young and old.
Discover our selection of current and upcoming events at the museum!
Monumental Balzac. A brief history of the monuments to the great writerExhibition until September 2
As part of the 220th anniversary of Balzac's birth, this exhibition presents the Tours author in all his forms: portrayed, caricatured, « monumentalized » through more than a hundred works on loan, notably from the Rodin Museum and thanks to the generosity of many museums.
« Renaissance Nights »Sound and light until September 7
Every evening at 10:15 pm in August and September
Discover or rediscover the garden of the Musée des Beaux-Arts on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Renaissance in the Loire Valley. This new poetic show tells the story of our territory, through kings, castles and the arts. Much more than just sound and light, the spectator is drawn into an adventure through 11 scenes inspired by the essential themes of the Renaissance.
Leonardo da Vinci's musical inventionExhibition from September 21, 2019 to January 6, 2020
This exhibition is dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci and his passion for music, on the occasion of « Viva Leonardo da Vinci ! 500 years of RenaissanceS ». Through the exhibition, Leonard's musical secrets are presented. A first room allows to understand the instrument drawings and his musical inventions thanks to facsimiles of his manuscripts. Then, the visit continues with an unpublished documentary allowing you to immerse yourself in Leonardo's time and music.
Balzac and its joyful TouraineExhibition from November 8, 2019 to February 10, 2020
Discover the relationship that the writer has maintained throughout his life with Touraine, his home province. The museum exhibits a selection of documents from the precious collections of the Library, the Balzac Museum in Séché and the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
open every day from 9am to 12.45pm and from 2pm to 6pm
closed on Tuesday, January 1st, May 1st, July 14th, November 1st and 11th and December 25th
Museum of Fine Arts
18 Place François Sicard
02 47 05 68 73