Rochefort-en-Terre: Naia Museum!

So staying in my wonderful Morbihan but given you a bit of magic indeed. I have written on the town of Rochefort-en-Terre (one of the best Christmas markets) but very little if nothing on this wonderful museum of NAIA. Let me tell you a bit more on it ok

In the park of the castle and an adjoining building you have a unique museum of imagination or NAIA Museum. This born of a leyend as the sorcier of Rochefort en Terre and showing many things of magic and celtic origins. It is worth the detour as it is on the alley going to the castle itself.

Rochefort en Terre

The Naïa museum is a museum dedicated to fantastic and visionary art. The town of Rochefort-en-Terre acquired the town’s castle and put the rooms and collection of the art museum that it contains available to the artists Patrice “H” Hubert metal sculptor and Manu Van H painter / designer . The Naïa museum opened its doors in April 2015 by defining itself as a museum of the arts fantastic imaginary . Its name refers to Naïa the witch, who lived in the ruins of the castle at the beginning of the 20C.

Rochefort en Terre

In premises totaling 250 m2, the museum preserves and presents works working with different mediums and in different genres such as painting, sculpture, photo, video, monumental art, digital art, science fiction, kinetic art, etc.  A wide choice among the 300 works exhibited by 82 different artists of international renown.

Rochefort en terre

Visiting the Naïa Museum in Rochefort-en-Terre is like stepping into the fantastic and fascinating world of Tim Burton and Mad Max. In this unusual universe, metallic creatures, half insects, half machines, seem to welcome visitors. Further on, sculptures, paintings and drawings catch the eye with their spiritual or dreamlike aestheticism.

The cabinet of curiosities was renamed and becomes: La chambre des merveilles or the  room of wonders, which welcomes new artists including Mathieu Duval with his ceramics, impressive of finesse, and Jean-Luc Varenne known under the artist name of Dol’Art and its splendid very aerial sculptures in copper wire; inspired by the fantastic, mythology, intuition, sensitivity, legends or science fiction.

Some webpages to help you plan your trip here and is worth the detour are

The NAIA Museum in English: NAIA Museum

The city of Rochefort en Terre on the NAIA Museum in French: City of Rochefort en Terre on the NAIA Museum

The tourist office of Rochefort en Terre on the NAIA Museum in English: Tourist office of Rochefort en Terre on the NAIA Museum

After all, it is a very nice combination of visiting the castle and this museum which are on the same grounds in beautiful magical Rochefort en Terre in my beloved Morbihan ! Hope you enjoy it as much as we did/do.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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