Galerie David d'Angers

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Galerie David d'Angers
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The former Toussaint abbey church, dating from the 13th century, was restored in 1984. It is now covered with a glass roof, an audacious feature of modern architecture, and houses the works of sculptor, Pierre-Jean David, known as David d’Angers (1788-1856). David d’Angers’ work is scattered throughout France and Europe. Therefore, the main interest of the gallery in Angers is that it showcases the quasi-totality of his sculptures as plaster models, the preparatory studies for the final work, the latter being cast in bronze or sculpted in marble and stone. An idyllic promenade where the light reveals the beauty of the sculptures!
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Geoff M
Brisbane, Australia172 contributions
Delightful
Aug 2019 • Couples
This exhibition is compact yet top class. One man's life work has been displayed in a wonderful way. The Old Church in which the works are housed has an amazing vibe and light within the walls. Do visit.
Written August 16, 2019
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clarkat44
La Rochelle, France73 contributions
A Museum well worth my time
Aug 2019
If you go to Angers, France you must visit this museum full of historical artifacts. You do not need to be a history buff to be fascinated with the details of the pieces - sculptures, busts, and placards. I suggest you go to the 2nd floor and try free design sketching of an artifact on an easel and show the front desk. Adult entrance is 4€ and don’t forget to take one of the guide pamphlets next to the desk.
Written August 15, 2019
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain8,249 contributions
Wonderful gallery with great statues!
Aug 2018 • Solo
Galerie David d'Angers is a little museum with a lot of big and wonderful statues located in the center of Angers, a town located in Loire Region, in France. In fact, it is located in the main room of an old Abbey called Toussaint, so the place also is fantastic. The whole: architecture and statues are great! Really, when I walked around the museum, I could only all statues: they are big, they are impressive, they are wonderful! For me, really the beat museum in the city!
Written July 3, 2019
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Shane Long
Toronto, Canada9 contributions
Limited but quaily
Dec 2018
Quality museum with some interesting artifacts but the quantity and the size of museum are quite limited.
Still i think when we go to Angers, you should go to this museum to understand about a part of history of this area of France.
Written February 24, 2019
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belisaurius
Waterford, Ireland141 contributions
Amazing architecture.
Jun 2018
It may not look so special outside, but go in and look up and all around. The roof internally is marvellous. Well worth seeing, and it's free to look.
Written January 16, 2019
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Richard W
24 contributions
Small but a gem
Oct 2018 • Solo
A former church, restored from a ruin now with a glass roof which bathes the amazing originals and casts in natural day light. From the classical statues and busts to the cast of the frieze from above Paris’s Pantheon; the display is extraordinary for such a small place.
Written October 22, 2018
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DINERMIGHT
Northampton, UK198 contributions
Wonderful artist you've never heard of
Oct 2018 • Family
The sculptures are impressive but so it the building they are housed in, the presentation is excellent, with concept sketches and slip castings, stone and bronzes so you follow the whole process.

TIP: 4 Euros or for just Euro 15 you can buy a ticket that gives you access to 5 of the museums in Angers. Well worth it.
Written October 8, 2018
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Valere81
Arlington, VA90 contributions
Great Art Gallery
May 2018 • Couples
This is one of those Art Galleries not to be missed. Easily overlooked but it's dedicated to a great sculptor of many works that we are familiar with not only in Europe but worldwide during a great period of history.
Written June 2, 2018
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clairented
Melbourne, Australia68 contributions
An amazing place.
Apr 2018 • Couples
The museum was full of the works of just one sculptor, David of Angers, and his work was amazing. From huge statues to busts, medallions and drawings it was all wonderful, and in such a lovely setting of an old church with its roof replaced with glass. You can find busts or medallions of lots of famous people, we’ll worth a visit.
Written April 24, 2018
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shintaro1
Sydney, Australia267 contributions
I’ll be the odd one out then.
Nov 2017 • Couples
This exhibition given its entry via the Beaux Artes museum (or the street) should be included as a joint entry or at a reduced rate if you have been to one or the other. If you do enough travelling in Europe you will see many sites displaying ancient architectural features like the ones in plain view when you walk in. Given that it cost you €10 combined for the both museums virtually on top of each other I’m not sure of the value for money. No doubt there is significant history here but it’s not an island in the moat as it were.
Written November 26, 2017
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We are so disappointed that you did not entirerly appreciated the museums... Too bad that you didn't take the combined ticket : 15€ for the 5 museums and the castle (that's a good deal!)
Written November 28, 2017
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