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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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  • Wonderfully different- stone carvings some on blocks some directly into the cave walls of the various churches and chateau around the area. They state take an hour to visit but I'd be surprised you wo...  more »
  • We visited this museum and another one (mushroom museum) which have apparently the same owner and you can buy reduced tickets if you visit both. The artist is very talented and used the local limeston...  more »
  • An interesting visit that shows what can be done with a little imagination and a lot of skill. But I would not waste my money buying a "duel" ticket for a visit to the Museé de champignon  more »
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  • Good for an hours wander round. Could be dog friendly though. No reason why not.
  • An hour of discovery with the children. Impressive and beautiful sculptures. Game questions for children with a small block of tufa sculpting at the end. We are all delighted.
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  • Extraordinary sculptures, but I was disappointed by the play of light or the absence of light. Place to visit.
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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 as possible
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