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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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  • 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 »
  • Absolutely to see during your stay in the country of the Loire, stone and light, a wonderful site to visit where you can discover the wonderful sculptures. An exceptional work of the artist that you can admire along the way in a troglodyte cave, every little detail says you a lot about the work done. Go, you won't be disappointed.
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  • When you go in this region, we have to go in a cave House. This place allows you to see a troglodyte, but at the same time the work of a self-taught artist, representing the monuments nearby. very friendly!
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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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