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Collegiale Saint-Martin

23 rue Saint Martin, 49100, Angers, France
+33 2 41 81 16 00
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Turned out to be one of my favorite places in Angers...

This is a small church with artworks housed inside, as well as archaeological components underneath... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Margaret G
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Los Angeles, California, United States
Impressive exhibitions

This is another beautiful place to visit in Angers. It is not a large collection, but the... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Torger B
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Located in the heart of the historic part of Angers, the Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin is one of France’s most well-preserved Carolingian monument. The Collegiate is considered a major building in the history of architecture in the West of France, and is now property of the Conseil général de Maine-et-Loire. After 20 years of restoration, the Church stands as a cultural and touristic must-see in Anjou.
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23 rue Saint Martin, 49100, Angers, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small church with artworks housed inside, as well as archaeological components underneath the existing church. It houses an extensive terra cotta collection indigenous to Angers. It also hosts art exhibits and, at the time we visited, the exhibit was of modern art...More

Thank Margaret G
Collegiale-St-Martin, Accueil et Médiation at Collegiale Saint-Martin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for your passage and your comment! We are delighted you enjoyed the collegiate church, Hope to see you soon ! The team

Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is another beautiful place to visit in Angers. It is not a large collection, but the restoration that has been made is excellent. Many beautiful sculptures, and very interesting archaeological excavations. showing the history of the site as the different church structures have evolved...More

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Collegiale-St-Martin, Accueil et Médiation at Collegiale Saint-Martin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many Thanks for your positive opinion We are delighted that you enjoyed the collegiate church and her history and architecture. Hope to see you soon, The team

Reviewed 17 August 2017

This collegiate church originally dates back to the earliest Christian centuries (archaeological excavations are still exposed) but it is now a museum, although here you receive a far better welcome than the near-by Museum of Fine Arts. Here photography is allowed and there is a...More

Thank Michelin M
Collegiale-St-Martin, Accueil et Médiation at Collegiale Saint-Martin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What an ambitious and flattering title to your comment ! Many thanks for all the things you said, about our welcom and our monument. It's very important for us to welcome people in good conditions and with smile and amiability. You encourage us to continue...More

Reviewed 5 May 2017

Very nice. Fairly typical stone work for the area and time period but nice feel to the place. If you are passing it is worth a look and cooler on a hot day.

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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

The building is very simple, beautiful, and it whole history has been reconstructed, very interesting. There several exceptional statues which can be seen through out the building. The excavations below the main building are well worth a visit

Thank baboeni
Reviewed 29 July 2016

The Collegiale has been painstakingly restored after decades of misuse, and it is well worth visiting. The architecture is light and stunning, and there are numerous interesting polychrome wooden sculptures to view. The visit comes with a free soundtrack which is well worth listening to...More

Thank sheridan s
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Dating back 15 centuries, this church has been meticulously restored. Although no longer used for services one can appreciate its structure and architecture. There are choice examples of statues on display when the space is not being used to hold concerts.

Thank Dorje K
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Discover layer upon layer of architecture within this little jewel of a church that was rescued from destruction as a tobacco warehouse ! The careful renovations reveal Gallo-Roman walls, structures from late antiquity, Merovingian sarcophagi, Carolingian crossing tower, Romanesque nave, Gothic capitals and Angevin Gothic...More

Thank Brigid777
Reviewed 14 June 2015

Do not let the modest surroundings deter you. This is an experience not to be missed. This restored church takes you from the earliest centuries of Christianity to the priest Who collected precious religious works of art and devotion which are now displayed here. Vestiges...More

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