Pays de la Loire

Maine-et-Loire

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Michelin's recommendations for Maine-et-Loire

Royal Abbey of Fontevraud Royal Abbey of Fontevraud
Royal Abbey of Fontevraud
Fontevraud-l'Abbaye
1:00
Angers Fortress Angers Fortress
Angers Fortress
Angers
2:00
Apocalypse Tapestry Apocalypse Tapestry
Apocalypse Tapestry
Angers
3:00
Château de Serrant Château de Serrant
Château de Serrant
St-Georges-sur-Loire
2:00
Château de Brissac Château de Brissac
Château de Brissac
Brissac-Quincé
2:00
Château de Brézé Château de Brézé
Château de Brézé
Brézé
1:30

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Fontevraud, the ideal city

How might a thousand-year-old religious institution be given a new lease of life within today’s very secular society? The solution for revitalising such historic monuments generally consists of organising contemporary art exhibitions on-site. While the Abbaye de Fontevraud is no exception to the rule, its project is far more ambitious and multidisciplinary, with an eye to reviving the original, utopian vision of the ‘ideal city’.
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