Pierre et Lumiere, Saumur

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Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Pierre et Lumiere by using our Saumur tour itinerary planning site.
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  • we found this place quite interesting as it allows you to see many towns, cities in one spot - sculpted with great refinement - truly a must see - buy the 2 or 3 museum pass as it is more interesting  more »
  • Not a lover of churches per se, however I can't deny that I was totally impressed by the skill, dedication and workmanship (workpersonship) of the sculpter who created the exhibits, that include...  more »
  • Very impressive stone carvings. A great visit on a rainy day and the kids loved the carving at the end. But it is a bit expensive and the water around some of the models is pretty dirty and should be cleaned from time to time. We also got the offer to visit the mushroom museum after. Unless you are really into mushrooms don't do it
  • 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.
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