Emmanuel de la Villéon Museum is nestled in the town centre, in the last-remaining timber-framed house with a front gallery.
A renowned landscape artist, an avant-garde colourist, and one of the greatest independent painters of his time, Emmanuel de la Villéon experimented with different styles and techniques throughout his life.
This collection of oils, pastels, gouaches, charcoals and inks traces his career through a selection of works.
Discover the fascinating work of one of the last great French Impressionist painters.
The shops at the museum and the Château de Fougères stock books about Emmanuel de La Villéon’s work, and postcards.
In 2017, the Emmanuel de La Villéon Museum opened a new display, “A Fresh Perspective”, to celebrate the European Museum Night event.
Emmanuel de la Villéon connects with the landscape, investigating form and experimenting with colour. He constantly reassesses his own work, whether painting in his studio or outdoors. For him, each creation is an experience: he employs his eye and his hand to expressing new feeling. The Musée Emmanuel de la Villéon showcases his works in an unusual way, and offers a fresh approach to a selection of the artist’s works. It provides an opportunity to follow in his footsteps, and view the creative process from a different perspective. The “A Fresh Perspective” exhibition casts aside certain rules of presentation in favour of a sensitive, immediate and participative approach allowing visitors to become fully involved and feel at home in the exhibition space. Visitors are invited to consider a different relationship to the works and to the museum itself, through a space where the paintings are arranged to favour a sensitive and immediate approach.
- Under 18s
- Holders of the ambassador card
- Holders of a ticket for the castle or St Leonard’s belfry
June – September
Tuesday to Sunday
Evening of 21 May as part of European Museum Night
School holidays (zone B)
Tuesday to Sunday
Outside school holidays
Only for groups and by reservation on +33 (0)2 99 99 79 59