BERNADETTE CHÉNÉ – “In the forest, the trees”


From July 6 to August 31, Bernadette Chéné presents a unique exhibition: ” In the forest, the trees ” at the Congress Center of Odysséa (85).
What if the forest of Saint Jean de Monts came to meet you? Indeed, this is the artistic aim of this exhibition-installation, created as you go along.

Creations on the scale of the site, coming to life in situ before the visitor’s eyes. Bark, leaves, branches, trunks, earth: Bernadette Chéné’s guiding principle is to create minimalist works from simple, familiar materials recovered on site.
The artist draws her inspiration from her surroundings, creating unique sculptures highlighting land and nature.

She encourages us all to question, listen to and look at our environment.

Come and meet these trees, get to know them and discover their personalities.



Bernadette Chéné
“In the forest, the trees” (Dans la forêt, des arbres”

Saturday, July 6, 2024, 6 p.m.

Opening hours
Sunday, July 7 to Friday, August 30, every day except Saturday,
10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

RDV Conferences on Wednesday, July 24 and Wednesday, August 7 from 6pm to 8pm.
Free – Registration at the exhibition reception desk.


Palais des Congrès Odysséa
67 esplanade de la mer
85160 Saint Jean de Monts