Visit of the convent of Saint Francis - fresco of Maurice Denis and "treasures of the Carmelites"

Behind its large walls of Pasteur Street, this place which was a Carmel and now hosts Franciscan friars. These days are an opportunity to discover beyond the walls, a community relig…

Couvent Saint-François

Behind its large walls on Rue Pasteur, this place was a Carmel and now hosts Franciscan friars. These days are an opportunity to discover beyond the walls, a religious community of Franciscan friars (Saint Francis of Assisi) present since 2002. Our presence is to continue a life of prayer, to give time to those who pass, ask for hospitality. We received this place that keeps jewels like the fresco of Maurice Denis (1930) - a sketch of which is in the museum of Cholet and some memories of the Carmelite sisters remained for a century (1st stone laid in 1886). Did you know that during World War I, German officers were held prisoner here instead of sisters!
Through a guided tour, an opportunity presents itself for the curious to discover the place and the presence of the brothers while spending a nice time. At 3pm, in the church we will offer a concert on Saturday and Sunday, concert of Christian current music. This beautiful batisse requires constant work and the bell tower in particular - to help a flea market is organized in favor of its restoration.

About the venue

57 rue Louis Pasteur 49300 cholet
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Behind its large walls, this place which was a Carmel and now welcomes Franciscan friars. These days are an opportunity to discover a fresco by Maurice Denis (1930) and some memories of the Carmelite sisters who remained for a century. The opportunity for the curious to discover the place and the presence of the brothers, to spend time together. It is proposed visits, concerts at 15h, flea market in favor of the restoration of the bell tower.

Access: access to the convent car park via Rue Paul Bouyx and via Rue Pasteur

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