2. Musée d’Art Naïf
“Musée d’Art Naïf” is the popular name for the museum inside the château, but it has galleries covering anything from fine art to local archaeology.
The museum decide to acquire and take donations of more naïve art from the 1960s onwards, as Laval was the birthplace of Henri Rousseau, the self-trained painter whose works were ridiculed during his lifetime but inspired modern artists like Pablo Picasso and Kandinsky.
There are three paintings by Rousseau at the museum, as well as pieces by other members of the movement like André Bauchant and Camille Bambois.