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  • Young Louis XIII on a Horse - Saumur
      Young Louis XIII on a Horse
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The Museum of Decorative Arts on the first floor has a fine collection of Renaissance objects. There is also Limoges work and faience as wel as furniture and 1516C tapestries in series. The collections extend into the 18C.
On the second floor is the Museum of the Horse. It contains everything about that useful animal that you would like to know and more: an evolutionary study of bones from fossils to the skeleton of a famous race horse of 1896. There is the evolution of the saddle and riding gear, also prints and tapestry after Jordaens cartoons but no Degas. Charming!

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  • Written Jun 28, 2007
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