Prepare your visit
Inaugurated in 2001, the Manoli Museum has hundreds of works in eight rooms and a large garden that reflect the immense talent of the artist. In this place of life and creation still lingers the memory of sculptor, author of the "Cheminée" at the Pierre and Marie Curie University, “La Grande Voile" at the Montparnasse railway station or the liturgical furniture of the Cathedral of Quimper.
MANOLI was interested not only to salvage materials but also in granite, in faience and metal, he shoved the standards to bring forth characters, animals and abstract works. The result is amazing. On the green grass, the trees, stand sculptures like sheep to the propellers. Bird takeoffs gold metal, owls born of a ploughshare shaped by fire and acrobats who seem to invent perpetual motion take us into the imaginary world of the artist.
The visits take place freely to the opening hours.
A Book Adventure is also offered to children readers to explore the museum while having fun!
Audio guides can be rented at the reception of the Museum (€ 2.50). They are available in French and English. Guided tours are offered regularly.
Children are under the responsibility of parents throughout the visit. Public youth activities are offered during the school holidays.
However benches line the tour circuit the Museum is not accessible to people with disabilities (presence of stairs) and too bulky strollers. People with visual disabilities can touch some sculptures.
Dogs are welcome but must be leashed.
WiFi access is available in the grounds of the Museum.
mARION RICHOMME / Quentin montagne
June 19 - September 16
Offering a dialogue between two young artists, the exhibition offers opportunities for contemporary and unexpected interpretations of the world of life. Little approached by Manoli, the maritime element is here summoned by the imaginary.
Marion Richomme, visual artist, freely draws on life forms (shells, sponges, corollas) and forms unpredictable creations to create an imaginary biotope. "The fine variations around known species redesign Nature; biological curiosities are unveiled in scholarly terms (Toxopneustes Pileolus, Maximus Oniscidea Resolutae) evoking a poetic, dreamlike, or gently absurd register "François Salmeron, art critic.
An artist from Rennes, Quentin Montagne selects in the fields of the History of Art, Architecture and Mass Culture the elements touching the Wonderful and tries to weave other links than historical or genre. After the exhibition "a cat is a cat: the bestiary of Manoli", "utopia naturalia" commits us to reconsider the living in a dynamic conception where Nature expresses herself in unpredictable creations and constantly renewed, forming an artistic biodiversity contemporary.
The exhibition invites us to a maritime voyage in utopian worlds.
Every Monday, Wednesday, Fridays
from 2:30 to 4 pm
Discover the Museum and participate in a moment of creativity! Possibility to register with family
Sur inscription - 6€/participant
Every Thursday from April to September
Discover the Museum with family or friends as part of a guided tour (45min)
No additional tariff
6 people minimum to maintain the visit
Reserved for individual audiences
Develop students' observation skills, analytical skills, encourage expression and create imagination by sensitizing young people to the art and practice of visual arts ...
The Manoli Museum offers a range of formulas for school audiences, enabling young people to develop an active approach to the work of art through sensitive exchange and dialogue.
In practice :
The class is divided into two groups. The visit to the museum is from 1h30 to 2h.
The guided visit allows to approach the techniques of the sculptor (assembly, modeling, drawing ...) and the major themes of his work (bestiary, human figure, balance, movement ...).
The pedagogical workshop makes it possible to put into practice the knowledge and to discover the reality of the work in volume through in particular the creation of sculptures in clay that the children take away.
Two classes can be hosted successively in the museum from 9am. A municipal hall is available to teachers (subject to availability) in case of bad weather.
Around the museum, the banks of Rance offer an interesting setting for a Land-Art workshop, visit the Rance tidal power plant or take part in the activities of the sailing school.
The Manoli Museum offers year-round visits by appointment and explores all requests outside the opening hours.
Educational projects are also offered over the year, in several sessions.
The Manoli Museum works in partnership with the Musée de la Danse in Rennes. After visiting the Manoli Museum on the theme of the body in motion, the class is invited to visit the Museum of Dance in Rennes. The visit to the museum is followed by a dance workshop supervised by a professional speaker. The great principles of balance, imbalance, lightness and movement addressed by Manoli are put into practice.
Visiting fee and educational workshop at the Manoli Museum
Educational resources :
Teacher file to download
Free pre-visit only by appointment
Information and reservation : 02 99 88 55 53 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Children at the leisure center
Social centers, holiday camps are welcome at the Manoli Museum.
We propose to welcome you over a period of 2 hours with children of all ages.
The guided tour of the Manoli Museum is followed by an educational workshop.
Price: 5 € / child
Information and reservation: 02 99 88 55 53 or email@example.com
You are more than 10, you can benefit from the group rate!
The Museum is available to all groups of adults (Works Council, Association, Clubs, University of Free Time ...).
Discover the artist, his work and his creative techniques during a guided tour of one hour through the museum's rooms and garden. The Manoli Museum offers year-round visits by appointment and explores all requests outside the opening hours.
The Museum Manoli can welcome you during a free visit for groups of less than 20 people only on opening hours.
Reservation is mandatory in both cases.
The maximum capacity of the groups is about sixty people.
In the immediate vicinity of the Manoli Museum are the chateaubriand cruises, the Rance tidal power plant and the Domaine de Montmarin to organize a day on the banks of the Rance.
For lunch, the restaurant "l'Un des sens" in La Richardais offers you to welcome you in a group.
pratical information :
Entrance to the museum for groups of more than 10 people: 4 € / person
Guided tour for groups of more than 10 people: 5 € / person
All year round by appointment
The collection and the studio of the artist are a property of the Département d'Ille-et-Vilaine
The Museum is managed by the GIP "Atelier Manoli Musée et Jardin de sculptures" whose members are: Département d'Ille-et-Vilaine, la Communauté Côte d"Émeraude, la commune de La Richardais et l'Association des Amis du Musée-Jardin Pierre Manoli