Whether you’re a lover of all things creative, or just enjoy exploring the culture of your holiday destination – Brittany provides a varied and wide selection of art forms.
Impressionism, surrealism and contemporary art are a popular inspiration of many Brittany-based artists, and many museums, exhibition spaces and galleries are on offer to both visitors and locals. As a place which boasts blue oceans, Technicolor floral blooms and ever-changing skies, Brittany provides a haven for artists and art-lovers alike, and offers plenty to see, enjoy and be inspired by.
So, if you’re heading to Brittany this year and looking to explore the contemporary and exciting world of French art, here is our guide to the must-visit galleries and exhibitions throughout the creative region. Enjoy.
The Village – Bazouges-la-Pérouse
Situated between Rennes and Mont-Saint-Michel, the Village in the little town of Bazouges-la-Pérous boasts a quality collection of contemporary artists from a range of artistic disciplines and styles. From photographers to architects and sculptors, the Village is an integral area for artistic creation, and boasts three galleries under the same organisation.
For visitors looking to immerse themselves in the local art world, the Village is an ideal destination, and offers a real awareness experience for visitors to view and understand the ever-rising popularity of Brittany’s contemporary art scene. Offering guided tours of the three galleries and workshops on artistic techniques – the Village makes for the perfect day-out, whatever your art tastes! Every summer, the Village also organises a number of exterior exhibitions around the town, park and tourist offices, bringing their creative works to the public.
For more information, please visit The Village official website.
Manoli Workshop Museum and Sculpture Garden – La Richardais, Ille et Vilaine
The Manoli Workshop opened its doors in 2001, and welcomes both visitors and locals to explore the last 25 years of Manoli’s creative life. The museum offers a place to discover treasures, sculptures and various other works in a serene garden setting. The Manoli Workshop really is the ideal afternoon out for any art explorer or Manoli fan!
For more information, please visit The Manoli Workshop official website.
Estuaire – Nantes, Loire Atlantique
If you’re looking for an exhibition experience nothing like you’ve seen before, join Estuaire and set out on a very unusual adventure. Estuaire is an open-air exhibition, showcasing works in a number of remarkable spots along the Loire, between Nantes and Saint-Nazaire.
Throughout these characterful surroundings, you’ll discover all types of stunning art forms, from ethereal and wonderful to the weird and mesmerising works of over 30 artists. You can follow the trail on foot, bike or by boat. So, if you’re looking for something different to do with your afternoon –the Estuaire trail really is a beautiful exhibition to enjoy, offering the peaceful surround of the open waters of Nantes in a wonderful and completely unique artistic style.
For more information, please visit the Nantes Tourism official website.
Oniris Contemporary Art Gallery – Rennes, Ille et Vilaine
For nearly 25 years, the Oniris gallery situated in the centre of Rennes, has been showcasing the works of over 20 renowned international contemporary artists. The gallery presents the works of the 30 artists in the form of 3 yearly solo exhibitions, making it the ideal opportunity to enjoy these talents in an intimate gallery setting. The gallery is a must-see for all contemporary art fans, and has become one of Brittany’s most respected top-spots of the region’s art scene.
For more information, please visit the Oniris Gallery official website.
Brittany is the perfect destination for all personalities, and provides something for everyone. From stunning artistic hot-spots to picturesque landscapes and dreamy beaches, here at Jantom Holidays – we’re proud to offer quality holiday lets in Brittany that promise to enhance your stay! So, for more information, or to speak to one of our friendly and helpful team, please do not hesitate to contact us on 07977 458 126 today!