Louis Charbonneau Lassay(1871 Loudun - 1946 Loudun)

Born in 1871 in a house on the faubourg Saint-Lazare, attached to the Logis du Quartier that would later become his estate. Deeply attached to his territory, he collected, studied and published the history of Loudun. On his death in 1946, he bequeathed his collections and library to the town, leading to the creation of an eponymous museum, initially located in rue du Château before moving to rue du Martray.
An archaeologist, historian, draughtsman, sigillographer, engraver and esotericist noted in his time, there’s no shortage of qualifiers to define this atypical character with multiple qualities.


Musée Charbonneau Lassay

Installed in a former XVIIIe century mansion and nestled in the town’s oldest quarter, it houses rich and varied collections largely bequeathed by the scholar Louis Charbonneau-Lassay, who gathered archaeological objects, ancient books and swords. His collection cohabits with XIXe century canvases donated by painter Carl Rosa, popular arts from Loudun and the astonishing collection of African art.


An 18th century mansion in Martray houses the Charbonneau-Lassay Museum where you can admire a collection of weapons, archaeological pieces and works of art collected by 20th century local historian Louis Charbonneau-Lassay.

As of September 30, 2020, the Museum will close its doors to carry out its inventory work. This will not prevent it from receiving school and adult groups who wish to do so, nor from opening occasionally for events pending the launch of the 2021 season in early May!
Tel: 05 49 98 81 58