Eva Jospin - Un Grand Tour

21 May to 18 September 2022


The Grand Tour by Eva Jospin, famous sculptor, takes us on a very personal journey where Italian architecture and scenery are particularly present, remembrances of her stay as a resident at the Villa Medici in 2017.

The beautiful landscapes, the anxiety and fascination that emerges from mythology and fairy tales are sources of inspiration for Eva Jospin, who creates works where nature is symbolically staged. Her grottos, forests, rocks and nymphaea, sculpted from cardboard, are exhibited in the Villa Lemot and echo the hundred-year-old ornamental follies located along the paths of the Garenne park.

In 2021, the artist created a bronze sculpture for the Garenne Lemot park: The Gorgon Forest. This art installation is on view with free admission through 2023.

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Opening hours: 

  • Opens on Saturday 21 May 2022 at 11:30 am
  • Tuesday to Sunday
  • 10:30 am to 1:00 pm / 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm


  • All ages
  • Free admission and free short tours
  • Family workshops: €3 per participant

Contacts and booking: 

Domaine de la Garenne Lemot

Avenue Xavier Rineau
44190 Gétigné

02 40 54 75 85

Contact by mail

Guided tours "À la lisière"

Free short tours are available for everyone!

  • 20 min.

every day / 12:00, 3:00 and 5:00 pm

Digital treasure hunt "Mon petit tour"

For young visitors from 7 to 11 years old!

Family workshops

My little forest

Fold it, cut it up and glue the pieces together! Based on the trees in the Garenne park and the "forests" sculpted by the artist Eva Jospin, try your hand at the pop-up technique to create your own little 3D forest.

  • Ages 6 and up
  • Duration: 1 hour

In July and August: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30 pm


My little grotto

Draw inspiration from the "grottos" sculpted by the artist Eva Jospin exhibited at the Villa Lemot or the Grotto of Héloïse in the Garenne Park to draw your own imaginary grotto using charcoal pencils. You can add lots of other natural materials. A creative workshop to learn how to make a 3D collage!

  • Ages 6 and up
  • Duration: 1 hour

In July and August: Wednesdays and Fridays at 4:30 pm


Activities alongside the exhibit

Meeting between Éva Jospin and Claude d'Anthenaise

Claude d'Anthenaise, a great connoisseur of the work of the artist Eva Jospin, talks with the artist about her relationship to the landscape and to the architect. He also asks her about her dream garden and her future creations.

21 May / 4:00 pm

Free admission


Aerial dance - Cie Libertivore, direction Fanny Soriano

A young woman gradually moves away from the world of reality and enters a forest of mysteries and dreams. She wraps her sinuous body around the branch, twirling and floating until she becomes one with the wood. But although she is alone, she doesn't retreat into herself. She literally rises above it all. She gathers her strength and opens up the windows onto a secret world. A harmonious and hypnotic connection between an extraordinary prop and a young woman undergoing a metamorphosis.

Hêtre is about the vital need for solitude. Today we are assailed by external stimuli and urgent requests, day and night. It is increasingly difficult to find time to relax in silence. How can we find our centre and practice mindfulness? How can we prioritise the special moments of solitude that forge our identity and set us free?

  • Duration: 25 min.

21 and 22 May / 3:00 pm and 5:30 pm

Free admission

Des Forêts et des Hommes

Concert - with the Angers Nantes Opera Choir, directed by Xavier Ribes

Soloists and presentation: Élodie Hache, soprano, Thomas Coisnon, baritone, with the participation of Vincent Karche, tenor.

Are you intimidated by opera? Are you afraid of not understanding and not being able to appreciate it? You'll love this short program by the Angers Nantes Opera Choir and its guests featuring great opera classics as well as pop songs, musical comedy and variety tunes.

In the Garenne Lemot park, embark on a musical journey ranging from Mozart to Verdi to Brassens.

You'll be amazed at the vocal performances of these elite opera singers.

You can even sing along with them to these opera classics that you're sure to recognise.

Everyone will enjoy this wonderful concert.

  • Duration: 1 hour

5 June / 3:30 pm

Free concert


Poetic Circus - Cie Furinkaï

Directed by: Satchie Noro with Yumi Rigout, dance, and Fred Costa, saxophone.

Nuage is a choreography for one dancer and one musician, based on the imagery of a cloud. The performance features a wind instrument, a dance and a prop designed by Silvain Ohl. The piece was first performed in 2013 by Satchie Noro, and was recreated for her daughter Yumi Rigout in 2019.

  • Duration: 20 min.

14 and 15 July / 4:30 pm

Free admission


Poetic Circus - Cie Furinkaï

With Yumi Rigout and Satchie Noro, dance, Maïa Barouh, vocals, flutes, Léo Kamazawa, percussions.

Halfway between dance and circus, this poetic show combines the exploration of movement, matter and sounds in an enchanting whirlwind. Satchie Noro has always tried to find the sounds that inspire her art. This piece explores entities that spin, circulate, revolve, twist, and tangle, examining what rotation does to a body and how the body rotates, what spirals up from far away, and what escapes from the memory under the effect of a concentric force.

  • Duration: 35 min.

14 and 15 July / 6:30 PM

Free admission