Joachim Du Bellay est un poète du XVIe siècle, né à Liré. Le Grand Logis accueille un musée dédié à son oeuvre, sa vie et son époque.
... "HAPPY HE WHO LIKE ULYSSE,
HAS RETURNED SUCCESSFUL FROM HIS TRAVEL"
Famous Renaissance poet Joachim Du Bellay was born in Liré in 1522 at the castle of La Turmelière. He founded The Pleiad (La Pléiade) with Ronsard, and wrote numerous collections of poems. Du Bellay was very fond of Anjou, his birth place, and continuously praised his orignins in his writings.
The Musée Joachim Du Bellay is located in a charming 16th century mansion house with turret, called “Le Grand Logis”, at the heart of the “Petit Lyré” region.
Five different rooms recount the “beau voyage” (beautiful trip) of the poet from the Loire riverbanks in the region of Angers to the splendid city of Rome. Once there, you will discover the poet and his work through an original exhibition to discover the ruins of the poet’s birth castle in La Turmelière.
Independent visit with a leaflet in English.
From Angers or Nantes : take exit to Ancenis on A11 or D723 and follow « Sud Loire » and « Liré » directions.
From Cholet follow D752 (Ancenis direction)
GPS : long 01°09’52’’O // Lat 47°20’32’’N
Car parking, bicycle racks and campgrounds available near-by
Picnic areas near-by
Cash machine near-by
Book shop and souvenir shop
Partial whellchair access to the Museum : two-floor building and stair.
Download more information about Joachim Du Bellay : the poet, his birth castle and the museum history HERE
Open from February 20th to May 18th: Tuesday through Friday, from 2pm to 5.5pm
Open from May 20th to July 8th: Tuesday through Friday, from 2pm to 5.5pm + Sunday from 2.5pm to 6pm
Open from July 10st to August 31st: Tuesday through Friday, 10.5am-12.5pm and 2-6pm and every sunday from 2.5pm to 6pm.
Open from September 1st to October 31st: Tuesday through Friday, from 2pm to 5.5pm.
French Bank Holidays : open on 1st, 8th, 10th May and 15th August, from 2.5pm to 6pm
Last entrance: 30 minutes prior to closure
Independent visit with a document in English
Payment by cash only
Musée Joachim Du Bellay
Le Grand Logis
1, rue Ronsard - Liré
49530 Orée d'Anjou
00 33 + (0)2 40 09 04 13