OFFICE DE TOURISME DE SAUMUR - VAL DE LOIRE
Logo Grand Saumur
Accueil
Version imprimable
Augmenter la taille du texte
Diminuer la taille du texte

Museums and contemporary art

You’ve made up your mind. You are ready to do some real exploring, you are eager to learn more about the past and the present; you want an intimate aesthetic experience, a whiff of nostalgia or to see through the eyes of an artist.





In the equestrian and military town of Saumur, the Cavalry Museum and Tank Museum offer you a rendez-vous with history. The Motor Museum is especially suited to the technically curious. Lovers of traditions and objects of the past will enjoy the Museum of Old Commerce. In this resolutely contemporary environment, meet the painters or sculptors and discuss their work, enjoy visiting art galleries and artists’ studios. Make the most of the Saumur region, the museums and artistic sites are dedicated to making sure you will!

Tank Museum

Museums and contemporary art
The museum’s collection of nearly 800 vehicles is unique in Europe. The exhibition of 250 vehicles is accompanied by murals, dioramas and period costume settings to allow specialists and amateurs alike to enjoy these characteristic and legendary items. For families, the museum offers a guided tour booklet in the form of a game. Various public events punctuate the life of the museum.
Note: dynamic demonstration of certain vehicles during the Model Competition (May / June) and, in particular the Carrousel de Saumur (July).
Useful information

Cavalry Museum

Museums and contemporary art
Located in the former stables of the Cadre Noir, this museum traces the history of the French cavalry from Charles VII (1445) to the tanks of today. A superb collection of uniforms, harnesses, armour and ancient weapons in two galleries organized in chronological order: from the birth of the
cavalery to the second Empire; from the Third Republic to the modern cavalry.
Useful information

Motor Museum

Museums and contemporary art
An original collection devoted to combustion engines of all types: from 1818 to the present day. From 800 grams to 21 tonnes, from 1 to 12 cylinders.
Restored by enthusiasts, these exhibits illustrate the historical, technical and educational development of mechanical energy. In summer, the museum hosts an art exhibition.
To be explored: the Baltard type, metal frame of the building.
Useful information

Museum of Old Commerce

Museums and contemporary art
Housed on two fl oors in the former stables of Baron Foullon (18th c.), this museum has twenty, faithfully reconstructed shops (1900-1950). The little cafe, the milliners’, the grocer’s’, barbers’, hairdressers’... a wonderful trip back in time ! A large selection of old advertising reprints, books, decorative items, rose products etc. in the museum shop.
Useful information

Bouvet Ladubay Contemporary Art Centre

Museums and contemporary art
Facing the Bouvet-Ladubay cellars, in nineteenth century premises laid out in a contemporary style, the art centre is the showcase for current creation. Its 9 exhibition halls have hosted such renowned artists as César, Basquiat, Combas, Olivier Debré, Peter Klasen or Gottfried Honegger.
Useful information

Richard Rak’s Art workshop

Museums and contemporary art
In his workshop-gallery, the visual artist Richard Rak displays his work made from modest transformed accumulated objects. Through the 5 halls, the artist questions himself and us on everything that is possible and imaginable.
To be explored: his troglodyte site of la Caillère in Coutures
Useful information

Museum of «Marine de Loire en Anjou»

Museums and contemporary art
Every summer, the church dedicated to Pope Clement I (Patron Saint of Anjou navigators) hosts an exhibition themed on the history of navigation on the river Loire. Rare objects and unusual documents recall the forgotten story of the ”men on the water”.
Useful information

Emilie Arribas

Nouveau commentaire :
Twitter

Ce commentaire a fait l'objet d'une modération de la part de l'administrateur du site.

AGENDA DES SORTIES | VISITES - CURIOSITES | HÉBERGEMENT | RESTAURANTS ET GASTRONOMIE | ACTIVITÉS DE LOISIRS | SERVICE GROUPES | WEEK-END ET SÉJOUR - SAUMUR ET SA RÉGION | VINS DE SAUMUR | INFORMATIONS PRATIQUES | OFFICE DE TOURISME DU SAUMUROIS | PROMOTION - PRESSE - MARQUE GRAND SAUMUR | SHOPPING | IDÉES CADEAUX | BROCHURES TOURISTIQUES | VIDÉOS ET REPORTAGES | SAUMUR :INVITATION TO TRAVEL