Le Mans Art Galleries

(Le Mans, Pays de la Loire, France)

Whilst Le Mans is a relatively small city, it does boast a number of notable cultural attractions, art galleries and museums displaying impressive works of art. The Musée de Tessé is especially popular and is known for its numerous paintings and local artefacts.

Also worth a look is the Musée de la Reine Bérengère, where paintings, sculptures and more are well displayed, amongst many other interesting attractions.

Picture of the Musee de Tesse

Musée de Tessé

Address: 2 Avenue Paderborn, Le Mans, F-72000, France, FR
Tel: +33 0243 47 38 51
Le Man's best-known museum is housed in a former bishop's palace. As well as a large collection of pictures, the museum also boasts a 12th-century panel from the tomb of Geoffrey Plantagenet and a fine collection of Egyptian artefacts.
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 09:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 18:00
Admission: charge, children free

Musée de la Reine Bérengère

Address: 7 Rue de la Reine Bérengère, Le Mans, France, FR
Tel: +33 0243 47 38 80
Housed in the Maison de la Reine Bérengère and in two neighbouring medieval houses, is Le Mans' art and regional history museum. Its collections include paintings, ceramics, pewter, glassmaking and furniture. Temporary exhibitions are also regularly held here.
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday, October to April - 14:00 to 18:00; May to September - 10:00 to 12:30 and 14:00 to 18:30
Admission: charge, children free