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Musée de l'Abbaye Sainte-Croix
Les Sables d'Olonne.
Tel 02 51 32 01 16

Founded in 1622 the former Benedictine priory of Sainte-Croix now houses the museum of modern and contemporary arts. With more than 2500m² of floor space the exhibition is not housed in a brightly lit hall but in a 17th century building resembling the inverted hull of a boat. Here works by Gaston Chaissac and victor Brauner are displayed.
The collection includes important works by Albert Marquet, Jean Dubuffet, Alberto Magnelli and Max Beckmann, and there are also works by contemporary artists such as Georg Baselitz, robert Combas, Denis Laget and Christian Jaccard.

There is a room devoted to displays on the history of sea bathing and the fishing port of les Sables d'Olonne, boat paintings by Paul-Emile Pajot and shell pictures by Paul Amar and Hippolyte Masse.

2012. Exhitions of the works of;
François BOISROND, Marlène MOCQUET, Gaston CHAISSAC, Jean- Luc JEHAN, Explorateurs, L’Heure du Bain, Emanuel PROWELLER, Alexandre IACOVLEFF, Jean-Michel SANEJOUAND..

Open; 16th September to 14th June afternoons except Mondays from 14.30 to 17.30
15th June to 15th September  afternoons except Mondays 1.00  to 19.00
Closed every bank holiday.

Tariff: Adults €5.10   Students €2.55   Children under 12 years old free

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