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Pierre et Lumiere

Route de Gennes | St Hilaire St Florent, Saumur, France
+33 2 41 50 70 04
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A fabulous experience most helpful young man in reception who spoke perfect English an excellent... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
via mobile
Truly awe inspiring!

Amazing sculptures in caves. The detail and effort taken is mind blowing. Wonderful visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dawn A
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Route de Gennes | St Hilaire St Florent, Saumur, France
+33 2 41 50 70 04
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A fabulous experience most helpful young man in reception who spoke perfect English an excellent overview of churches and chateaus in the Loire valley by a brilliant stone carver .... worth a second visit ... we will be back

Thank JudyPartridge
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing sculptures in caves. The detail and effort taken is mind blowing. Wonderful visit! Inspiring.

Thank Dawn A
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

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 would need that long. But still definitely worth going. Combine with...More

Thank Pootlemum
Reviewed 15 March 2017

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 limestone ("tuffeau") to create several castles and monuments in details. The...More

Thank Fari F
Reviewed 19 December 2016

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

Thank David H
Reviewed 7 November 2016

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 towns or buildings in the region. The kids get...More

1  Thank James K
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Found this through trip advisor. It's excellent well worth the price about 7€ spent a good hour looking at the models they amazing - take a coat as cool in there as it's a cave- we cycled from the city took 20 mins and bike...More

Thank gina g
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The caves are great and the sculptures breathtaking. The years of work is amazing. If you feel the cold take warm cloths. I did it in a tshirt and it was fine.

Thank saeb38
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Far better than expected as we thought it was just going to be a model village from someone's imagination. It isn't. Every building carved out of the limestone is a minitiare replica of a real building from the surrounding area, mainly churches and cathedrals but...More

Thank Dragonsnap2
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Philippe Cormand took nearly 5 years to sculpt a series of beautiful, large carvings in tuffeau stone of cathedral, churches and chateaux around this part of the River Loire. The detail of the frontage of Tours cathedral and all the church buildings, plus additional touches...More

Thank Tropicus
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