Éric Fonteneau - Life Size

Exhibition open 24th June to 27th November at the Villa Lemot

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The Domaine de la Garenne was created by sculptor François Lemot in the early 19th century, modelled on Italian landscapes and intended to serve as a source of inspiration for artists. In 2016, artist Éric Fonteneau was the Villa Lemot's artist in residence. In this exhibition, he juxtaposes his own life-size compositions with works taken from Lemot's personal collection (now part of the collections of the Musée Dobrée). The result is a compelling dialogue between contemporary art, Roman sculpture and 19th century drawings. The exhibition is arranged into four acts: Sleeping Beauty, The Mystery of Asclepius, The Water Maidens and the Kindly Spirit of the Park.

Opening Hours

  • 24th June to 30th September: 10:30 to 18:00 (every day except Mondays)
  • 1st October to 27th November: 14:00 to 17:30 (weekends only)

All ages - Free entry

For information call  02 40 54 75 85 or email garenne.lemot@loire-atlantique.fr

Guided Tours

  • All ages
  • Every day at 11:00, 14:30 and 16:00 - duration 1 hour
  • Full price: €3
      • Concessions: €2 (Ages 14-18, students, jobseekers, groups of 15 or more)
      • Free for children under the age of 14 (accompanied by an adult)
    The Villa echoes the gardens: An exploration of the landscaped gardens, offering a new perspective on the work of contemporary artist Éric Fonteneau. A special visit focusing on the four great canvases at the centre of this exhibition at the Villa Lemot, bringing together brand new works with treasures from the collections of the Musée Dobrée.

Pop-up Workshops

    • Age 5 and up
    • Every Wednesday in July and August, at 14:30
    • Fixed price: €3 / visitor

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fold it, cut it up and glue the pieces together! Using drawings produced especially by artist Éric Fonteneau, whose works are currently on show at the Villa Lemot, become a master of 3D modelling - using just a few sheets of paper!

Visits for school groups or other institutions

Customised tours can be arranged.
Contact : garenne.lemot@loire-atlantique.fr