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Musee Lurcat

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Address: 4 boulevard Arago, 49100, Angers, France
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Le Chant du Monde

This is a tapestry museum and, not being much into tapestries - but wanting to see the Le Chant du Monde tapestry (which was made after Lurcat saw the Tapestry of the Apocalypse... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 3, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2015

This is a tapestry museum and, not being much into tapestries - but wanting to see the Le Chant du Monde tapestry (which was made after Lurcat saw the Tapestry of the Apocalypse - and in response to it) I went through it. And I enjoyed it. It was a walk through some of the history of tapestry making. The... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you like art galleries this is fascinating. The tapestries by Lurcat himself are marmiteish but none the less worth experiencing whatever your conclusions -- if only for the technique and size. when we were there there was a great little exhibition of modern tapestries by others - with a great feminist section. Much nicer than the 16th century tapestries... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2015

You may love or totally dislike Lurcat's work, but do not miss the opportunity to visit that museum! The building itself, an old hospital, is also great!

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2015

The beautiful two buildings are set in peaceful, gorgeous gardens. There are beautiful herbs and medicinal plants growing in the grounds. A gorgeous row of rhododendrons were in splendid bloom in mid May! Inside one building were wonderful modern tapestries by Jean Lurcat. The second building displayed very colourful tapestries of the acopolypse. If you are into fabric arts, this... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is a contrapunct experience to the ancient tapestries housed in a modern building with in the Castle. Lurcat's tapestries depect a more likely scenarios with the end of the world and it's rebirth following a nuclear disaster. They are housed in an ancient hospital. They are absolutely stunning. The last tapestry is mentioned as an Enigma - in my... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2014

For those who like tapestries, it is great to visit that museum. For those who enjoy old building, full of history, it is also great. So if you enjoy both, it is just incredibly beautifull!

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Tours, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2014

There are two buildings on this site. The wonderful old hospital with beautiful cloisters with views of the surrounding buildings, all of which are surrounded by a calm garden. The hospital houses the works of Jean Lurcat with his huge, modern tapestries of the apocalypse. Very impressive. The second building houses an exhibition, at the time we visited, of works... More 

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Cornwall, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Our usual taste in French museums runs more to the quirky - the museums of cutlery and granite being 2 of our favourites, but we just loved Lurcat's tapestries. The scale and colour and detail were awesome. I really wanted to read the notes and understand the symbolism. Stunning and so cheap entry. Plus opposite some enormous free car parks... More 

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Angers, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2014

It was a great visit with my classmates. Free for students, and they have brochures in English. Go to the back of the building and feel the ancienne of the building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2014

The contemporary tapestries displayed in this site, itself of historical significance, will take your breath away. You have probably seen the tapestry of the Apocalypse qt the Chateau. Now see the glorious colours of today.

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