Gourmet Fair

Into the Imagination

Wonders abound inside the Naïa Museum. Photo ©Geordie Garrand, courtesy Naïa Museum. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Halloween has always provoked the imagination. A story of spooks, good and bad, witches and broomsticks, in short the fantastical, the symbolic. An alternative way of looking at things, at times surreal, all elements embodied by the Naïa Museum nestled into a fortified castle in the Breton town of Rochefort-en-Terre in western France. The venue offers a journey into the arts created by the imagination, a journey into medieval worlds, sword and dagger fantasy, visionary arts, Symbolism and a certain take on the surreal. The museum gallery — some of the works can be purchased — brings together 300 works by 85 French and international artists working in a host of mediums ranging from sculpture to painting to digital and the kinetic arts.

Inside the imaginative world of the Naïa Museum. Photo courtesy Naïa Museum. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

The medieval aspect of the castle and its surrounding estate offer an ideal setting to explore the museum and gallery spaces including the garden and the old underground of the medieval fortress. The museum has been opened seasonally since 2015 and is the brainchild of two artists, Manu and Patrice, who founded the museum and the concept. The art work on exhibition changes annually in April. Activities and a boutique are all on the agenda.
The beautiful town of Rochefort-en-Terre is also well worth a visit.
Check the website for the calendar of opening times and dates.
©Trish Valicenti for The Gourmet Gazette

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