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David d'Angers gallery

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Practical Information

Address
David d'Angers gallery
33 Bis, rue Toussaint
49000, Angers

FRANCE
02 41 05 40 00

Website:
http://www.angers.fr/index-static.html

Email:
sandrine.besnard@ville.angers.fr

Description

A subtly renovated abbey church.

David d'Angers (1788-1856) donated his workshop plaster casts and marble and bronze works to his native city. These are on show in the former Toussaint Abbey built in the 13th century by the canons of Saint-Augustine. The walls in freestone and the greatly domed vaults unique to Anjou gave an impression of lightness and harmony. During the Revolution, the buildings were confiscated and allocated to army reserves. Little by little, the abbey church became a ruin, invaded by vegetation. Graves and masonry fragments were deposited there when discovered during the urbanisation of the city. In 1980, the city of Angers decided to renovate it. Glass walls and large bays make sure that visitors can read everything from the little bas-reliefs to the strong and contrasted large mass of the sculptures in the round.

Practical Information

Address
David d'Angers gallery
33 Bis, rue Toussaint
49000, Angers

FRANCE
02 41 05 40 00

Website:
http://www.angers.fr/index-static.html

Email:
sandrine.besnard@ville.angers.fr