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Pierre et Lumiere

Route de Gennes | St Hilaire St Florent, Saumur, France
2 41 50 70 04
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Ranked #7 of 20 attractions in Saumur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Something a little bit different, local sites carved in miniature in the local Tufa stone. A definite fill in activity if you have an hour to spare.

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Vernon, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Sculptor Pierre Cormand has lovingly recreated a miniature park out of the local "pierre de Tuffeau". The result is an impressive collection of sculptures replicating a number of landmark monuments found along the Loire. My favourite, the Tours Cathedral and its impressive stained glass front.

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Parthenay, France
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Lacked atmosphere and hardly any other visitors.Some exhibits were not even marked up as to what they were and frankly too many of them!

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Deux Sevres
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109 reviews 109 reviews
40 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We visited this attraction with a combined ticket with the Museum du Champignons 300 metres away. Both are worth visiting with this the better one in our opinion. Both attractions are in caves hollowed out of the cliffs long ago to extract the stone for building purposes. In this cave are scale models and landscapes all sculpted in minute detail... More

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Westcliff-on-Sea
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9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

As the title says, this wasn't what we expected, but was ok nonetheless. Some pretty good sculptures of buildings in the region. It took us less than 20 minutes to go around and we're pretty sure we saw everything :) A bit awkward if you're not very mobile. As others have said, a fairly interesting way to shelter from the... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

We only went here as a combined ticket with the musee de champignon, whilst the sculptures were very well made, we did find it a little repetitive (especially having visited the actual chateaus they had modelled) worth a look, but don't make a special trip to see.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We visited along with our one year old son (in his pushchair) on a hot summers days. It's a nice cool temperature inside the caves so it was a pleasant respite from the heat outside. Easy to get around with the pushchair and it was good to see all the spectacular buildings of the Loire all in one place as... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This is a nice family adventure. It's also great on a hot summer day as the caves are nice and cool.

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Clonmel, Ireland
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7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

This is an amazing experience. Nothing prepares you for the experience of viewing these caves. The sculptures are so detailed and the information is well displayed. Do not miss this attraction!!

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Genneteil, France
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72 reviews 72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Very interesting but relatively short visit. Going with an octogenarian opens ones eyes to potential hazards. It has good access for disabled visitors so long as they are strong or have a strong helper! The sculptures are beautiful in detail and setting with interesting boards in French and English giving information about the sculptures themselves, the subject and other interesting... More

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