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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  • August 17, 2017
    Unusual place and works great and wonderfully implemented in value. Important: pay attention to the meaning of the tour which is not quite clear. 50% of visitors should make the same mistake that we and visit backwards. Too bad! Pleasant welcome by a very nice young woman. His colleague bcp less... very "hop hop hop" with children who choose the sculpture of tufa at the end of visit.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Take the tour with the guide is very interesting!. a visit to do if you go through saumur.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Nice discovery as this fitted Cave of twenty sculptures some of which are really impressive. Especially when we know that the artist is a self-taught! A little game is offered to children from 6 years. And to exit a workshop allows them to discover the art of sculpture.
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  • July 26, 2017
    Nice place to visit. Inside about an hour max but reserve next hour or more for kids. They get piece of limestone (free) and can work on it under proffesional eye.
  • September 4, 2016
    Good for an hours wander round. Could be dog friendly though. No reason why not.
  • July 30, 2017
    Do not pass without stop. Amazing amazing. A vision outside the norm of the artist.
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  • February 20, 2017
    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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  • April 11, 2017
    Extraordinary sculptures, but I was disappointed by the play of light or the absence of light. Place to visit.
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