Cabinets de Curiosités, exhibition

Exhibitions and Tours

A fantastical curiosity

Discover the curious tradition of the cabinet of curiosities in this new exhibition at the FHEL. Curated by Laurent Le Bon and Patrick Mauriès, the exhibition takes you on a journey to discover the history of this tradition from the Renaissance era onwards - all the way up to the modern interpretations of the cabinet of curiosities that are in the world today. Browse through the fantastical collections on display in this 1,000 square metre space where what could be a cabinet of curiosities in itself is currently taking shape.

Show your Brittany Ferries boarding pass at the attraction and get a 2€ discount on your entry price.

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