Maison d'Adam
Maison d'Adam
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Monuments & Statues
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2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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La Maison d'Adam gives you the opportunity of discovering the art of more than eighty talented craftsmen from the Loire Valley and all around the world. Blown glass, ceramics, woodcraft, cast iron, bronze sculptures, all kinds of objects are gathered in this place full of magic. Guarantee and quality are our master words. La Maison des Artisans display a numerous choice of exceptional pieces, all of them unique, handcrafted and signed. Behind the cathedral Saint Maurice, right in the heart of medieval Angers, the historical building "Maison d'Adam" is not to be overlooked. As one of the most ancient halftimbered houses of France (15th century), it asounds the visitors with its looks and its beautiful sculptures carved in its wood.
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Wesley C
Tucson, AZ9,878 contributions
Sep 2021
Reputedly the oldest house in Angers, the Maison d'Adam dates to 1491. It is the most famous of the 40 or so timber-framed houses still in place near the Cathedral in Angers city centre. It is most known for its wooden carvings displayed all over the house's exterior -- some of which are a little risque. The carvings can be seen anytime from the street. The interior of the shop is an artisan gallery selling unique local arts and crafts.
Written August 28, 2022
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,576 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Like many others, we chanced upon this extraordinary piece of mediaeval architecture by accident whilst heading to see the Cathedral ion Angers. It has the most wonderful wooden carvings on the exterior, including the famous one of a local man with his trousers down, known as the 'Tricouillard'. The interior is not open to the public, except that the ground floor is now a shop. Very glad we found it.
Written June 22, 2018
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Dorota M
Warszawa23 contributions
Aug 2021
Looking for an original present - this is the place to go. The atmosphere of the shop is also unique and it is on the way to the cathedral
Written August 26, 2021
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Caroline B
Chichester, UK2,009 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Built around 1491, Maison d'Adam, just behind the Cathedral, is one of Anger's best preserved medieval houses.
Whilst walking around the city we suddenly came upon this house and were mesmerized at what beheld us. It is also known as the house of Adam and Eve or, the Tree of Life.
A half- timbered building, at the crossroads of Montault street and Sainte-Croix place , it is now known as the 'Craftsmen's House of Angers'.
The exterior carvings can be seen from the street and the facades and building itself is classified as an historic monument.
At the Revolution, revolutionaries destroyed the figures of Adam and Eve with the serpent, leaving only the apple tree. There are ornamental patterns such as the knots of trees, religious subjects and a range of secular and vulgar scenes and figures. The figures portray a character or an animal.
It is important to try to imagine that all the decors would have been adorned with bright colours which disappeared after modifications to the building in 1814. The last major restoration was carried out in 1994

The ground floor of the interior is now a gallery shop selling handcrafted glassware and sculptures as well as other artworks. The shop is open from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The building was on our list to see places but we had been expecting a type of museum? A must to see!
Written March 29, 2019
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Thank you a lot for your very complete comment ! To clarify, we are open from 9:30 a.m to 7 p.m every day, except the sunday, and from 2 a.m to 7 p.m. on monday. La Maison d'Adam has always been a shop, we continue her story ! :)
Written May 15, 2019
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Shane Long
Toronto, Canada9 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
This maybe the most stunning beautiful well-kept old house in Angers. We had visited the shop in the first floor and be amazed about what they offered. Must go place in Angers.
Written February 21, 2019
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Thank you a lot !
Written May 15, 2019
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mitch w
Bordeaux, France795 contributions
Sep 2018 • Family
While many of these houses are interesting this one stands out, There are perhaps fifty carved figures on the facade. Really interesting, plus trying to find the male figure with his pants pulled down always fun.
Written September 16, 2018
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Linda G
5 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
Take the little train from the visitors centre for 7 Euros for a look around places of interest in Angers
Written August 16, 2018
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TestarossaCranleigh
Surrey153 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
Just love this place. Located in a very old building on a couple of floors. I have been before and just find it fascinating to walk around. The staff are helpful but not pushy. I particularly like the Murano glass pendants etc. A must for any visit to Angers.
Written July 25, 2018
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Rick T
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN157 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Since the shop inside is housed in a legitimate historic monument, you'll find the quality of the goods offered (as well as the prices) to be higher than the usual, as one would expect. I bought a number of tapestry pillow-covers that were easy to pack to take home and constitute a lovely souvenir of our visit to the Loire Valley.
Written June 18, 2018
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Thank you for your comment ! It was a pleasure to welcome you in our shop. However, we have to clarify that our shop is suitable for all budgets; as a matter of fact, that is one of our concerns to offer good quality artists' creations at affordable prices. We are looking forward to see you again !
Written June 22, 2018
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Patricia-Oax
Namur, Belgium33 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
Definitely my favorite building in the city! It is a medieval house with timber framings built in the13 century and is decorated with numerous sculptures, try to find the famous "Tricouillard"
Written October 3, 2017
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Maison d'Adam is open:
  • Mon - Mon 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Tue - Tue 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wed - Wed 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thu - Sat 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM