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Pierre et Lumiere

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Address: Route de Gennes | St Hilaire St Florent, Saumur, France
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WET WEATHER VISIT

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
David H
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Saumur, France
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Saumur, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 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 to do some sculpture of their own at the end which is included in the... More 

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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 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 locking facilities as well you can pay a bit more and do the mushroom tour... More 

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Greystones, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 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.

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Thank saeb38
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 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 also streets and the lighting on these buildings really highlights the details in the carvings.... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 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 by the artist - his face on the cliff side, a climber and his ropes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Was nice for the family. Pretty interesting. Only took around an hour, but we got to have a go at making our own stone things afterwards. Staff were great (and spoke perfect english)

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Visited with grand parents and two children whilst on a short break in the area. Exquisite sculptures with such detail. Scenes including places we had visited made it even more interesting. The church from Tours was so exact. Only a hour or so to walk round but well worth popping in

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Spent a good hour or more wondering round here, you do need a coat it's very cold in the caves. We bought tickets for here and for the mushroom place on a special offer. I think it was €14 each. The time and effort without any training is amazing well worth a look.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

really clever-beautiful sand carvings/creations-very artistic and an interesting visit-some good tallent shown in these creations

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