"Hopital St-Jean -- The Cloister" Top 5 Page for this destination Angers Off The Beaten Path Tip by shrimp56

Angers Off The Beaten Path: 14 reviews and 18 photos

  The Cloister
by shrimp56

This is one of the last large hospitals built in the 12th century. It was used as a hospital until 1854. It nearly fell victim to urban renewal, but was designated a landmark in 1871 and became the archeology museum in 1874.
In 1957 it became the home of the Jean Lurçat tapestries as well as other tapestry-related exhibitions. It is well worth the effort of crossing the river from the chateau side of the Maine, not just for the tapestries, but for the building and its grounds.


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  • Updated Apr 4, 2005
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