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Collegiale Saint-Martin
Ranked #11 of 61 things to do in Angers
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Owner description: Located in the heart of the historic part of Angers, the Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin is one of France’s most well-preserved Carolingian monument. The Collegiate is considered a major building in the history of architecture in the West of France, and is now property of the Conseil général de Maine-et-Loire. After 20 years of restoration, the Church stands as a cultural and touristic must-see in Anjou.
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is another beautiful place to visit in Angers. It is not a large collection, but the restoration that has been made is excellent. Many beautiful sculptures, and very interesting archaeological excavations. showing the history of the site as the different church structures have evolved over time. Models of the different churches are also shown. A visit to be recommended.

Thank Torger B
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Collegiale-St-Martin, Accueil et Médiation at Collegiale Saint-Martin, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Many Thanks for your positive opinion
We are delighted that you enjoyed the collegiate church and her history and architecture.

Hope to see you soon,

The team

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

This collegiate church originally dates back to the earliest Christian centuries (archaeological excavations are still exposed) but it is now a museum, although here you receive a far better welcome than the near-by Museum of Fine Arts. Here photography is allowed and there is a stand with books and gifts, one book from each section being unsealed so you can look before you buy a sealed one. The receptionist is very helpful and speaks good English.
The church dates mainly from the 11th - 13th centuries and has been beautifully restored in recent times. There are models of how the church looked at various stages of its development. It has a wooden rather than a glass roof like that holding the David d'Angers sculptures. However there is more than architecture here.
Many sculptures are on display although not of the grand dimensions of those mentioned above. All from the Anjou region and most of terra cotta, mostly from the 17th century, although others date back to the middle ages.
Very well thought out displays and a great place to visit.

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Collegiale-St-Martin, Accueil et Médiation at Collegiale Saint-Martin, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

What an ambitious and flattering title to your comment !
Many thanks for all the things you said, about our welcom and our monument.
It's very important for us to welcome people in good conditions and with smile and amiability. You encourage us to continue our efforts.

Hope to see you soon,

The team

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Reviewed 4 May 2017

Very nice. Fairly typical stone work for the area and time period but nice feel to the place. If you are passing it is worth a look and cooler on a hot day.

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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

The building is very simple, beautiful, and it whole history has been reconstructed, very interesting. There several exceptional statues which can be seen through out the building. The excavations below the main building are well worth a visit

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Reviewed 29 July 2016

The Collegiale has been painstakingly restored after decades of misuse, and it is well worth visiting. The architecture is light and stunning, and there are numerous interesting polychrome wooden sculptures to view. The visit comes with a free soundtrack which is well worth listening to for extra information.

Thank sheridan s
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