2014 – Un paysage, des artistes 1805-2014

From July 4 to October 19, 2014, the Dobrée museum presents an exhibition on the history of the educative landscape that is the estate of Garenne Lemot. The exhibition will showcase engravings and paintings from the 19th century as well as works of art from two resident artists.


From July 4 to 19 October 2014, the Musée Dobrée presents an exhibition dedicated to the history of the landscape school of La Garenne Lemot. Engravings and paintings from the 19th century, and the work of two artists-in-residence will be on display to the public.

On the banks of the river Sèvre, the site of La Garenne Lemot was created from 1805 onwards by sculptor François-Frédéric Lemot whose aim was to establish a ‘landscape school’ for artists. 

This exhibition showcases engravings and drawings by Lemot’s friends, as well as photographs by Franck Gérard and paintings by Julien Parsy, both of whom were the artists-in-residence at the Villa this year. The public is invited to discover the creation inspired by this stunning site between 1805 and 2014.

Numerous drawings, prints and paintings from public and private collections are presented here for the first time.


An off-site exhibition showcasing the collections of the Musée Départemental Dobrée.

Exhibition open free-of-charge:

  • from 4 July to 30 September: daily from 11am to 6.30pm
  • from 1 to 19 October: daily (except Mondays) from 2pm to 5.30pm
  • ‘Hurrah, it’s Saturday’: workshops for families related to the exhibition. Every Saturday from 4 July to 19 October, at 2.30pm. Duration: 60 minutes.
  • Guided tour: learn everything there is to know about the exhibition in 60 minutes! Every Sunday from 4 July to 19 October, at 3.30pm. Duration: 60 minutes.