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Pierre et Lumiere

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Pierre et Lumiere

Beautiful intricate carvings of local places. The detail within the carvings are amazing. We spent... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2018
Stafford, United Kingdom
Nice troglodyte style museum

We visited Pierre et Lumiere with our 10 yo son and all of us found it a nice experience. It is... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
Maria A
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Unique in its kind, Pierre et Lumière is an underground route where you can admire impressive sculptures representing the monuments and heritage of the Loire Valley. Hundreds of tons of stone were cut, cut and chiselled to the smallest detail...more
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Route de Gennes | St Hilaire St Florent, 49400, Saumur, France
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Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

These intricate carvings are lovely but were it not part of a three part ticket purchased with the mushroom caves, we would not have visited. Our visit took no more than 20 minutes with a general “hmmm” reaction.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 1, 2018

Beautiful intricate carvings of local places. The detail within the carvings are amazing. We spent approximately an hour visiting here.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Biggest disappointment. Sold as a village and saw churches. Sold as a light show and saw a few spotlights. Not knocking the skill involved in creating the pieces, but at the price of 32euros for a family of 4, I would hope for so much...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RobertAngell101
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

We decided to visit the caves with the carvings after reading the flier at our campsite. The promise of underground experience of carvings and lights seemed to be a god afternoon spent. A family of 4 (over 6 years old have to pay) cost €32...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank WelshMoorsie
Reviewed August 7, 2018

We visited Pierre et Lumiere with our 10 yo son and all of us found it a nice experience. It is unbelievable that inside the caves of the troglodyte environment, there was an artist who had the inspiration to sculpture all local churches and landmarks...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Maria A
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

While the carving is well executed I was left a little underwhelmed by this very widely advertised site. The cool of the caves is welcome on a hot day, but unless you have visited the real thing (which we had in most cases) you cannot...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank CoupeColonel
Reviewed June 1, 2018

Worth a visit as the sculptures carved out of the solid rock in the caves represent some of the must see places in this wonderful area of the Loire valley.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank stephenwM5183DF
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Very well presented carvings of some well known and some less well known churches and other local buildings of note. A pleasant interlude if in Saumur as quite close. Continue along the Loire towards Angers to see some lovely villages and views.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank MalvernMoneyman
Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

This was a very pleasant visit on a combined ticket with the Mushroom Museum 300 metres away. The carvings are really beautiful. We took our time and were in around half an hour. If you have older kids, they are given a wee block of...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank LynnAnderson2011
Reviewed August 20, 2017

great experience with loads of information in English as well - we bought our ticket when we visited the mushroom caves nextdoor. The young girl in the ticket office was very helpful and interested in where we were from.

Date of experience: August 2017
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