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Daoulas Abbey (Finistère): “good fortune and ill fate,” a unique exhibition

until January 2nd, 2017

In collaboration with the MuCEM, the exhibition “good fortune and ill fate” at the Daoulas Abbey looks at the practice of magic and “irrational” behaviors of so-called “primitive” societies that are also found in the contemporary world. The exhibition will last until January 2nd, 2017.

Rédigé par Saliha Hadj-Djilani translated by Joséphine Foucher le Lundi 12 Septembre 2016

Exhibition “good fortune and ill fate” (Photo: Elodie Henaff)-Abbaye de Daoulas
Exhibition “good fortune and ill fate” (Photo: Elodie Henaff)-Abbaye de Daoulas
“Conceived as a contemplation on how we represent the uncertainties of the present and future of our world, the exhibition invites visitors to question their own beliefs, between the so-called rationality of some and the alleged superstitions of others,” explains Marianne Dilasser, Director of the Daoulas Abbey.

Through a historical and thematic visit, the exhibition aims at showing how in contemporary societies, where chance and irrationality are not well accepted, individuals organize themselves when faced with situations or events that they don’t understand, through diverse beliefs and practices linked to the supernatural world.

Amulets, bewitchment objects, documentary films - and even the reconstitution of the office of a famous psychic from the 1970s, Marcel Belline - materialize the invisible and immerse the visitor into the heart of another vision of the world.

Practical Information

Abbaye de Daoulas
21, rue de l'église
BP 34
29460 Daoulas

Phone : +33 (0) 2 98 25 84 39
E-mail :

From May 12 to June 16: everyday from 1:30 pm to 6 pm
Until September 18th: everyday from 10:30 am to 7 pm
From September 19 to December 31: everyday from 1:30 pm to 6 pm
Closed on December 25

Getting to the Daoulas Abbey?

Take the N 165 (express way) between Brest and Quimper. Daoulas is located 20 minutes from Brest and 40 minutes from Quimper.

By train
Brest Train station (Paris/Brest in TGV: 4h) or the Landerneau station then bus or taxi until Daoulas

By airplane
Brest-Bretagne or Quimper-Cornouaille Airport then bus or taxi until Daoulas

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