Maison d'Adam

Western Loire
Attractions and places of interest
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

One of the oldest medieval buildings in France, the Maison d'Adam (sometimes called the Tree of Life) is a half-timbered house in the heart of Angers that was the home of a very wealthy merchant. Built around 1500, its fantastic sculptured supports and doorframes are a collection of religious and secular designs - from the Angel of the Annunciation to the fantastical centaurs and griffins, and, of course, the infamous naughty figure of Tricouillard. The Maison d'Adam is now home of the Maison des Artisans d'Angers, exhibiting work from 80 craftsmen including sculptors, potters, glassblowers and woodturners. Wander in and enjoy the exceptional craftwork on offer - you can buy some wonderful creations from the artisans in the gift shop.

Find a holiday

Brittany Ferries holidays include return ferry travel with your car so you can explore at your own pace. What's more, you can pack everything you need to make the most of your time away - from bikes to surfboards and even the family pet.