Happy Monday eventprofs!
Before I continue with presenting you the venues we visited on our first day in Angers, I totally forgot to mention one very important thing about Angers in my first post. In 95% of all venues we visited and in the city centre we had a free Wi-Fi which is an absolute must for business travellers. In addition, we had a free of charge Wi-Fi in the Best Western Hotel d’Anjou where we stayed for three nights.
From Air Museum the tour continued to Angers city centre where we visited the Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Angers, a unique events venue. After a short visit of the conference facilities we continued to see the exhibition of David d’Angers, Angers born artist whose works are highly respected and at which he featurs important figures of his era from political, literary and artistic spheres. All the sculptures in the museum are plaster models, which were the preparatory models for his final work. Instead of destroying the pieces, David d’Angers and his family donated the sculptures to the museum of his hometown. These models were then cast in bronze, or sculptured on marble and stone and now scattered throughout France and Europe. The tour guide incited our interest in the exhibition and it seemed we stayed longer than expected in the gallery. But of course that was not an issues and from there we went to see shortly the Musée Jean Lurçat, another unique and spacious venue.
To our misfortune it started raining and didn’t stop until the evening (Luckily that was the only day it rained). On the agenda we also had a Buggy tour of Angers which took place regarding the rain. The idea overall was good, but since it was raining non-stop and we all got wet the tour was shorter than expected.
The team at Angers Convention Bureau had another small surprise for us and took us to learn about the traditional game of Val de Loire, la Boule de Fort. We spent some time mastering the game before heading back to the hotel to change for dinner.
Stay tuned for more to come about our dinner at the newly opened Loire & Sens resort hotel with amazing catering and event facilities!
Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Anger
Musée Jean Lurçat
Touring Angers on a buggy
La Boule de Fort, traditional game of Val de Loire
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