Guided tour

The Manoli Museum offers every Thursday in July and August a guided tour of the permanent collection for a period of about 45 minutes.

A guided tour of addressing multiple sculptor creative techniques and the major themes of his work.

Accessible to all, the visit is an opportunity for an outing with friends or family.



For subscribers

Full price: 6 € / person

reduced price: 4,5 € / person



Temporary exhibition

“Paysage Recomposé”

From June 18th to September 17th


Taking part in the dialogue between Art and Nature, Jacques Beun and Pauline Bétin, offer us, through photographic compositions and volumes in glass paste, the idea of an abstract and transfigured landscape.


Jacques Beun

Since 2013, the photographer realizes a series of images on the garden of Thabor; An emblematic place in the city of Rennes. Playing with the reflections and transparencies produced by the greenhouses, he shows us his personal vision of the landscape.


Through a unique photographic process, the immediate environment disappears, revealing an unknown landscape with an evanescent nature that has become exotic. This dream vision reveals two intertwined worlds that recall the spirit of autochromes or pictorialists.


Pauline Bétin

Working with volumes in an almost identical spirit, Pauline Bétin, through an innovative creative process (glass paste casting and screen printing), produces minimalist architectures such as utopian constructions. Articulated around the landscape, the work of the young Rennais artist questions the visual delimitation between two worlds: urban and rural to reveal the tensions between what belongs to the construction of man and the mere fact of nature. His experience of the material offers contrasts between mattness and brightness, opacity and transparency giving a multiple reading.



Offering an encounter between realities and imaginary, the exhibition dialogue with Manoli's work, itself marked by the presence of elements of nature.

Gathered by the idea of a transparency that is falsely revealing, the two artists deliver a chimerical vision of a new environment. Two worlds intermingle without duality and participate in the creation of a reconstructed landscape.


Photo competition

The discovery of the museum garden under the eye of the photographer. On one or more visits to the Museum, we invite you to testify through photographs of your personal and emotional relationship to the sculpture garden and the territory.


To do this, you need 1 to 3 cliches on the different themes listed below (1 per theme). The photographs will be judged on their technical, aesthetic qualities and on the emotion they transmit in accordance with the themes imposed.


Theme N ° 1 - «Balance and movement»

Theme N ° 2 - «The art of the garden»

Theme N ° 3 - «Compound Landscape, Utopian Landscape» (photographic montage)


The photographs of the 9 winners will be drawn on paper and displayed in the Manoli Museum in the fall. A prize-opening ceremony will be held on this occasion.

It is also awarded a first prize in each theme:


Theme N ° 1 - First prize: two Balneo-therapy entries at the Thalassotherapy of St Malo.

Theme N ° 2 - First prize: A lot of 2 cruises walk of 1h30 with the Chateaubriand Cruises.

Theme N ° 3 - First prize: A gastronomic dinner offered at the restaurant Didier Méril, Dinard.


Participate until August 31, 2017:

- Complete and return the entry form (french)

- contest rules (french)



National events

The museum participates in national events (Night of Museums, Heritage Days). These events are an opportunity to offer a new perspective on the permanent collection through the intervention of contemporary artists.


Dancers, actors, circus artists, musicians working experimental are invited to interact with the thematic sculptor and offer a special resonance to the work of Manoli.



Night of the Museums

Saturday 20 May 2017

From 7 pm to 11 pm, the Museum opens its doors free of charge.



Demonstration of the work with the torch with

the sculptor MARCODITCH

Discover the secrets of metal working techniques

Projection of sculptor's work on screen


 + Illumination of the garden






Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September 2017

Free admission

Free admission from 11 am to 7 pm


Saturday from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm: Vincent Spatari, author and actor, offers a reading of texts by authors who resonate and find a new power facing the sculpture of Manoli.


 Sunday 17 from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm: Gilles Landemaine, actor, will offer his voice to the texts in the rooms and the sculpture garden.



Blue Week: National Retiree and Seniors Week

October 2 to 8, 2017

Outside the Walls in Old People's Homes

Mediation actions towards the elderly isolated.

Programming in progress


Educational workshop


Throughout the school holidays, the museum organizes educational workshops.


After a visit to the permanent and temporary collections, the pedagogical workshop proposes a practice of the acquired knowledge.

The workshop is open to children from 5 years old and also to parents / grandparents who wish to share a moment of creation with family!


The workshop clay modeling offers the opportunity to confront the matter and the volume by realizing a sculpture around the theme of the bestiary, widely addressed by the artist.

Creations can be carried away!




Every Wednesday during the school holidays (zone B) from 2:30 pm to 4 pm

Every Wednesday and Friday during the holidays from 2:30 pm to 4 pm



Price: 6 € / participant

Registration required

cultural excursions of the association


The Association organizes cultural excursions throughout the year


Pont-Aven/ Quimper  -

Weekend of 13 and 14 May 2017

The Association Pierre MANOLI invites you to discover the Museums of Pont-Aven and Quimper during a cultural outing over two days on the weekend of May 13.

After the co-car journey from La Richardais, Dinan or Rennes, you can discover the new Pont-Aven Museum. Enriched with new donations, purchases and deposits of prestigious museums such as the Musée d'Orsay, the new museum equipment presents works by Paul Gauguin, Emile Bernard, Paul Sérusier and other artists from the Pont-Aven School.

The day will continue with a lunch at the creperie and then the visit of the chapel Notre-Dame de Trémalo, known for being represented by painters in residence in Pont-Aven.

The Christ on the cross is included in several paintings by Paul Gauguin, as his yellow Christ painted in 1889. The group will then head towards Quimper to arrive in the middle of the afternoon at the Hotel IBIS which will welcome you In single or double room + breakfast. The rest of the day and the evening are offered in free time.

On Sunday morning, the association proposes to you to discover the permanent collection of the Museum of the Fine Arts of Quimper during a guided tour. After a lunch at the brewery, the group will be able to (re) discover the liturgical furniture of the Cathedral of Saint Corentin, the last great achievement of Manoli in 99. The afternoon will end with a free visit of the collection of the Departmental Museum Breton .

Arrival is scheduled around 7 pm


Membership fee Association Pierre Manoli 2017

       Individual rate : 110 € including: 2 lunches, 1 double room in hotel IBIS with breakfast

       Rate couple : 170 € including: 4 lunches, 1 double room at the IBIS hotel with breakfast

       + Fuel costs to be shared per car

The visit of the Museums is offered by the association


Non-member association Association Pierre Manoli 2017

         Individual rate:  110 € including: 2 lunches, 1 double room in hotel IBIS with breakfast

          + 35 € / person membership of the association

          + Fuel costs to be shared per car

The visit of the Museums is offered by the association


You will be asked for a non-refundable deposit of 50 € / person to secure the booking.





Festival photo la gacilly

Friday 7 July 2017

During the summer, in the village of La Gacilly, the gardens, the alleys and the walls of the dwellings transform into photographic galleries dedicated to passing art.

After Japan in 2016, the Festival wishes to pay tribute to sub-Saharan African photography. The 2017 edition will also highlight the relationship between Man and Animal in resonance with current ethical questions.


Departure in co-carriage / 02 99 88 55 53




VANNES / Suscinio

Saturday 9 September 2017

The association proposes to you to discover during a guided visit the Museum of Fine Arts of Vannes and the Domain of Suscinio

La Cohue, the Musée des Beaux-Arts, affirms an identity firmly anchored in contemporary artistic expression. The permanent collections of the Museum of Vannes, enriched with numerous works depots, offer visitors a route that is both familiar and renewed. The light in the landscape, tireless quest of painters, remains the thread of a discovery of painting of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

+ Field of Suscinio

In an exceptional natural environment, the impressive fortress of Suscinio tells the story of South Brittany, from 1200 to the present day. Benedictine priory, mansion, princely palace, residence of the Dukes of Brittany ... Behind its ramparts, the castle Suscinio has more than 800 years of turbulent history.

Departure in co-carriage


Information and registration / 02 99 88 55 53





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