A Journey through the Collections

From 19 September 2015 to 3 January 2016 at the Musée Dobrée


The collections of the Musée Dobrée leave their reserves and are exhibited at the museum.

Ancient and medieval sculptures, Greek ceramics, Asian and Egyptian statues, ritual objects from Africa and Oceania, paintings from the 16th to 19th centuries, engravings by Dürer and Rembrandt, ducal gold coins, weapons from the five continents and of course, the fabulous gold jewel containing the heart of Anne of Brittany are on display as part of this remarkable exhibition, representative of the museum’s collections of over 130,000 pieces.

The staurotheke, a relic containing a fragment of the True Cross.

Watch a short video presenting a detailed but easy-to-understand analysis of this exceptional object. With Camille Broucke, head curator of scientific research at the Grand Patrimoine de Loire-Atlantique.  Click here to watch the video.

Opening times:

  • Change in opening times for the Heritage Days Event: Saturday 19 September from 1.30pm to 6pm - Sunday 20 September from 10am to 6pm
  • From 22 September to 3 January: open daily (except Mondays) from 1.30pm to 6pm

Quick guided tours of the exhibition: daily (except Mondays) at 4.00pm - Duration 30 minutes - Paid visit


General public – Free entry