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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  • The miniatures of the sculptor, to make a choice then go visit the monuments that have caught your attention
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  • Very well presented carvings of some well known and some less well known churches and other local buildings of note. A pleasant interlude if in Saumur as quite close. Continue along the Loire towards ...  more »
  • By visiting this gallery excavated in the tufa stone we remains amazed at the work of a sculptor who carved in the stone monuments of several cities in the banks of the Loire. Some sculptures have asked for months and months of work. What delight!
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