Maison d'Adam

Angers, France

Maison d'Adam, Adam's House, is the oldest house of Angers. The half-timbered building was built around the year 1500. The façade is beautifully decorated with wooden sculptures. Today the house is a home of artisans of Angers.

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Founded: ca. 1500
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in France

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David Davidson (2 years ago)
Rajakumar Veeraya (2 years ago)
It was a wonderful experience to find your shop in the middle of the evening of this Christmas holidays. First the location is beautiful, second your selection of items is amazing. I purchased 2 chess sets and 3 Christmas Jim Shore tree ornaments; I just love them all. My wide also found plenty to purchase, from art to jewelry.... too many presents opportunities there!! LOL!! Just to let you know, it was nice to set the 2 chess sets in our showcase shelves; I look forward to come back to Angers to get more!!! The owner is also a very entertaining sales person who knows how to discuss his products and patiently explains all the details we might want to know of. Furthermore, he took the trouble to fill in the tax refill forms for us and to explain its whole process upon returning at the airport. I just have to remember to own a lot of money to get there again, as I could just buy the whole shop!!! LOL!! :-D :-D :-D
Nick Austin (3 years ago)
Some interesting items and it's a nicely done shop though prices are high in my opinion.
Yuri Ignatov (3 years ago)
Very interesting example of architecture and decor! A must see if you are in town.
Akshay Mannur (3 years ago)
Good collection
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