Bouvet-Ladubay Contemporary Art Center
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A great breath of art

Modern art, contemporary art, street art… Far from the hustle and bustle of the metropolises, Saumur Val de Loire offers exhibition spaces that have nothing to envy to the great museums and their crowds. Modern and (ultra)contemporary creation is staged in choice sites: museums and galleries nestled in the heart of a remarkable heritage or open-air exhibition, art has invaded the destination!

Modern art at Fontevraud Abbey

Since 2021, the Royal Abbey has housed the Museum of Modern Art, born from the Collection of the Cligman spouses. Nearly 900 works (paintings, drawings, sculptures, glassware and antique objects) to discover Modern Art and marvel at creations by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Edgar Degas and Maurice de Vlaminck.

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Fontevraud, the modern art museum
Fontevraud, the modern art museum

Conceptual art at the Château de Monstoreau

Château de Montsoreau, contemporary art museum

The Château de Montsoreau-Museum of Contemporary Art has the world's largest collection of works from the Art & Language movement.

The Château de Montsoreau-Museum of Contemporary Art has the world's largest collection of works from the Art & Language movement.

Born at the end of the 1960s, this avant-garde movement questioned the definition of art, the status of the work or the role of the artist.

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Château de Montsoreau, contemporary art museum
Contemporary art at Bouvet-Ladubay
Bouvet-Ladubay Contemporary Art Center

The House of fine bubbles inaugurated its Contemporary Art Center in 1992, dedicating 9 exhibition rooms to contemporary creation. Since then, internationally renowned artists have continued to be exhibited there: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jacques Villeglé, César and Peter Klasen.

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Aki Kuroda Exhibition 2018
Urban Art Museum, Street Art Park

Urban art in Candes-Saint-Martin

When summer arrives, the gardens of the Château de Candes are transformed into a street art park, a new must-visit in Saumur. Artists in residence create in situ, and in the open air, works that use the different techniques of urban art.

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Spirit Lacquer Gallery

Eclectic galleries across the destination

In Brain-sur-Allonnes, the Causeway Castle welcomes the Christine Deom gallery where the exhibitions take place directly in the rooms of the castle. In the city center of Saumur, push the doors of the Spirit Lacquer Gallery to understand the art of French lacquerers with one of its best representatives, Thibaud Mazire. Continue with the Toulouse Lauwers Gallery, where a strong emotional selection of works by national and international painters and sculptors awaits you.

Finally, return to Fontevraud where the painter Fabrice Mercier created The remarkable workshop, an alternative place for the creation and exhibition of his works and those of his guests.

Toulouse Lauwers Gallery

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