Out of the several museums, I just want to mention three:
MUSEE DES BEAUX ARTS (Fine Arts Museum)
The museum is set in the old archbishop's palace and features a remarkably rich and varied collection. Highlights include a magnificent series of Italian primitives and two masterpieces by Mantegna, Christ in the Garden of Olives and the Resurrection, from the retable at San Zeno in Verona.
Masterpieces from the 15th to 20th centuries including works by Mantegna, Rubens, Le Sueur, Nattier, Boucher, Degas, Delacroix, Debré in addition to some fine 18th century French furniture.
TOURAINE WINE MUSEUM
Te Touraine Wine Museum is set in the heart of Tours in magnificent, vaulted 13th century cellars. It evokes the history of wine and wine growing through the traditions, techniques, festivals and fellowships that have been associated with wine over the centuries.
Magnificent collections of silverware (wine-tasting cups) a copper still, the costumes of the Touraine wine fellowship and a variety of wine growers' tools are on display in different sections organised around specific themes.
MUSEUM OF ST. MARTIN
Musée saint Martin - the only museum in France dedicated to St. Martin
The new Basilica of St-Martin was designed by Victor Laloux in the 19th century. It houses the shrine of St-Martin and attracts thousands of tourists and pilgrims every year. The museum features the remains of the churches that have stood on this site since the original basilica.
Fragments of St-Martin's tomb (5th century), wall paintings from the Tour Charlemagne (11th century) and from the tomb, 12th century decor and capitals and architectural elements dating from the reconstruction of the choir evoke the great age of mediaeval architecture in Tours and France. The main events in the life of St-Martin are from the Tour Charlemagne (11th century) and from the tomb, 12th century decor and capitals and architectural elements dating from the reconstruction of the choir evoke the great age of mediaeval architecture in Tours and France. The main events in the life of St-Martin are evoked in texts narrated by his chronicler Sulpice Sévère.