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Contemporary art sites stretching from the estuary to Anjou

Good news for contemporary art lovers! Major international artists are exhibiting in art venues from the estuary to Anjou via Cholet.

- A contemporary art centre has been installed in a 19th-century building in Saint-Nazaire in an international project organised with the city authorities. Le Grand Café proposes temporary exhibitions and artists’ residences, as well as external programmes with permanent or ephemeral projects in public spaces. Worth a visit for keen art lovers or the simply interested!

- Situated on the tip of the Ile de Nantes, Hab Galerie holds exhibitions from FRAC des Pays de la Loire and Voyage à Nantes. Its international programmes include famous artists. 

- The Musée des Arts in Nantes recently reopened its doors with a new building dedicated to contemporary art that won’t fail to entice with over 2000m2 floor space, known artists and well-designed spaces! 


- 20 or so permanent works can also be visited on the Estuaire art trail between Nantes and Saint-Nazaire, including La Maison dans la Loire by Jean-Luc Courcoult, Les Anneaux by Daniel Buren and Patrick Bouchain, Villa Cheminée by Tatzu Nishi and Suite de Triangles by Felice Varini. Come and be astounded by these unique works by international artists.

- The Musée d’Art et d’Histoire in Cholet showcases work by François Morrelet, a famous local artist of international renown, considered to be one of the greatest geometric abstraction artists for his paintings, sculptures and prints. The museum has dedicated an entire room to him containing 26 of his works included in the Musée de France collection. 

- Since 2016 the Château of Montsoreau has played host to the Art & Language contemporary art collection belonging to Philippe Méaille. It is now a contemporary art venue in a 11th-century edifice. A remarkable combination to be discovered without delay in the heart of the Loire Valley in Anjou!