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Château d'Angers - Maurice de La Pintière exhibition

Maurice de La Pintière (1920-2006) was a versatile artist who was a painter of animals, a caricaturist, an illustrator and creator of tapestries. As a resistance fighter during the Second World War, he was deported in 1943 and experienced the horror of the concentration camps at Buchenwald, Dora and Bergen-Belsen, all of which he depicted on his return to France. He later learnt the skills of illustrating and textile art. Between 1965 and 1995, he created a cycle of 18 tapestries entitled “From Darkness to Light” inspired by his experience as a deportee and by the text depicted in the Tapestry of the Apocalypse. From 8 July to 4 September, 9.30am-6pm; 5-18 September, 10am-5pm. Copyright D. Perdriau, CMN

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©F.Colin/CRT Centre Val de Loire - Chateau of Valencay

CHÂTEAU OF VALENCAY

It was in 1803 that Talleyrand acquired the Château de Valençay at the request of Napoleon, to enable the emperor to receive European dignitaries with the appropriate pomp and ceremony. Located in...

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