Musée Jean Lurcát

Angers, France

The Gothic masterpiece was founded in 1175 by Henry II of England and it functioned as a hospital until 1875. A reconstruction of the dispensary occupies one corner of the Salle des Malades, and a chapel and 12th century cloisters can be reached through a door at the end of the gallery. 

Today the building houses the works of the 20th century artist Jean Lurcát and many of his vivid tapestries.

References:
  • Eyewitness Travel Guide: Loire Valley. 2007

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Founded: 1175
Category: Museums in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Elisa Perrini (8 months ago)
Interesting! I didn't know the modern art of tapestry: the colors of the art works are absolutely vibrant and to think about all the work that went into making them is almost overwhelming. The building itself is a pleasure to the eye with the surrounding garden, shame that the chapel and the cloister are temporarily closed. Spent there about 1 hour and half.
Darlene Gould (2 years ago)
Visited in September and pracitcally had the place to myself. These tapestries are amazing and there is good information in English as well. Worth going to see the tapestries alone but in the old capel it is especially beautiful.
Mike King (2 years ago)
A must-see. Fascinating modern tapisteries well-displayed with commentaries in English as well as as other languages.
Kasia Popiel (2 years ago)
If you are in the city you cannot miss that place... A total magic
Maryam Rachidi Alaoui (3 years ago)
The apocalypse looks like fun.
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