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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. Plan your visit to Pierre et Lumiere and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Saumur trip itinerary builder.
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  • In a particular environment we discover the wealth of local heritage carved out of the tufa. A voi absolutely
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  • Case of brutal ambivalence, / on the assessment, / between two chairs, sweetheart balance, / therefore introduce two assertions. / an ideal place to stroll, / in a family context, regardless of the weather, / never too cold, never too hot, / but for a visit with friends, / we in the spirit of Jacques Villeret, its Eiffel Tower in matches, / at dinners known between 'friends'
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  • Went here during a heatwave as we were looking for something to do out of the heat. It was a lovely surprise. The sculptures are incredibly detailed and are of various sizes, they are of different tow...  more »
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  • Good for an hours wander round. Could be dog friendly though. No reason why not.
  • The sculptor who created this site is a genius. Reproductions of monuments are incredible
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  • Exciting tour and sculptures reflecting exceptional work
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  • Great tour to do, impressive sculpture and good!
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  • You're beautiful Museum. Impressive sculptures. Workshop sculpture for children possible
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