Pierre et Lumiere, Saumur

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The stunning, white miniatures of the Loire’s most remarkable châteaux at Pierre et Lumiere are the product of a collaboration between Yann Bouchard and Phillipe Cormand. Bouchard felt such affection for the buildings of the Loire that he asked Cormand to render them on a smaller scale from the same type of stone used to build the originals, tuffeau limestone. You’ll see the sculptures displayed in muted lighting that accentuates the delicate craftsmanship of the artists. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Pierre et Lumiere by using our Saumur tour itinerary planning site .
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  • Interesting to visit, the sculptures are beautiful. However the entry is perhaps a bit expensive compared to the duration of the visit.
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  • A beautiful discovery that these magnificent sculptures of architecture bort of Loire in tufa stone! We went with our son 4 years and a half, we were given a questionnaire more good for us but we made him look for details on the sculptures, he liked and so do we. Our son went home happy with his postcard and we with our one day sculptor kit ;) It's really great art, and a pleasant visit in underground while he was only 2 degrees outside... A short video showing the sculptor to exercise his art would be nice and a plus in the entry.
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  • Off the beaten path, this site allows you to discover the main monuments which punctuate the Loire. a work exceptional as much by (cave of tufa) rather than the minutiae of details or the respect of proportions.
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