Museums and Exhibitions

Start with the Château de Montsoreau, located just opposite the Hotel Le Bussy. The Château de Montsoreau-Musée d’Art Contemporain has the world’s largest collection of works from the Art & Language movement.

Continue to the Centre d’Art Contemporain Bouvet Ladubay. Opposite the Bouvet Ladubay cellars, in the former 19th century premises of the house which have been entirely refurbished in a contemporary spirit, the art centre serves as a showcase for current creation. Under the artistic direction of Benoît Lemercier, its 9 exhibition rooms have hosted painters, sculptors and visual artists as renowned as César, Basquiat, Combas, Olivier Debré, Peter Klasen and Gottfried Honegger.

Interested in military art? The Musée des Blindés is waiting for you! It has a unique collection in Europe of nearly 800 vehicles, 250 of which are on public display. The presentation of the armoured vehicles is accompanied by frescoes, slide shows and mannequins in period costumes to enable both the novice and the specialist to appreciate the most characteristic or legendary tanks.

To complete the picture, visit the Cavalry Museum in Saumur. Located in the former stables of the Cadre Noir, built in 1827, the museum traces the history of the French cavalry from Charles VII in 1445 to the present day. You will discover a superb collection of uniforms, harness, armour and ancient weapons.