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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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  • Trip to saumurois country through carvings reproducing attractive sites in the region. Remarkable work of the sculptor artist
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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 »
  • It's true that it takes a little like monuments, architecture, castles and the Loire Valley landscapes. If your children are addicted to Nintendo is not won. For other (normal) it's really beautiful and original to walk in a cave not too long but it is well explained and 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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