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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 writer

Exhibition 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 invention

Exhibition 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 Then, the visit continues with an unpublished documentary allowing you to immerse yourself in Leonardo's time and music.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 Touraine

Exhibition 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.

The schedules:
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
37000 TOURS
02 47 05 68 73
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Dear Customers,
Following the national lockdown announcement end of October 2020, the hotel is open some days of the week; unfortunately, we are not able to open every day of the week.
You will find more details to see which weeks we are open by checking on our information page whose link is at the end of the message or by calling us.

Everything is done to make your stay as pleasant as possible under the current conditions: a few dinner options and an à la carte breakfast served in your room.

We have worked hard and are trained on our new health and cleaning protocols in order to welcome you in the best possible conditions.
Due to these new health and safety measures, we inform you we had to modify some of our services.

You will find more information on our page, « Our health measures for a relaxing stay » which you can find in the section « Relaxing time at the hotel ».

We hope to see you again soon in our hotel!

The BW Plus L’Artist team