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Simply brilliant

If you are in the area and pretend to visit the carrières de Crazannes, you MUST stop at Port... read more

Reviewed June 20, 2018
Christian G
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Tours, France
Worth the hassle of parking

Well worth the hassle of parking, in the height of summer this place gets packed (probably because... read more

Reviewed December 8, 2017
Woodabell
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Route de Crazannes, 17350 Port d'Envaux, France
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Reviewed June 20, 2018

If you are in the area and pretend to visit the carrières de Crazannes, you MUST stop at Port d'Envaux. Great place full of sculptures. The visit is free. During WE, you will have to opportunity to chat with the persons who started the project...More

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Reviewed December 8, 2017

Well worth the hassle of parking, in the height of summer this place gets packed (probably because it's nice and cool). The carving's are incredible and intricate though there's not as many as you may first assume. Sadly the magic is all over far too...More

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Reviewed October 13, 2017

If you are in the neighbourhood this really is a must see place. Allow a good couple of hours to fully appreciate the wonderful work of carvers from several parts of the world.

Thank TonySaffieDavidCharl
Reviewed September 28, 2017

We found this interesting place a bit by accident , after eating lunch in port envioux. It's an old quarry having been turned into a place for stone sculptures to be cut in the rock faces.

Thank Ray S
Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

This place is absolutely amazing!!!!! The nature surrounding all the sculptures and more and more art!!!!! The people that work there are incredible and all make a superb experience!!!!!!!

Thank ashiroma
Reviewed September 3, 2017

Set in a former limestone/chalk quarry is this incredible array of sculptures: both free-standing and in the rock face. A team of international craftsmen/craftswomen are continuing to work their creative magic with the rock. This was a wonderfully informal visit, with the opportunity to talk...More

Thank Phillip C
Reviewed August 9, 2017

Located about a kilometre away from the village the Lapidiade site is definitely worth a visit. It is an area where sculptors have worked over many years to create monumental artworks of many styles. A lot of them look quite esoteric and would be better...More

Thank Bernard D
Reviewed June 19, 2017

This outdoor sculpture park embodies hundreds of bas relief pieces, many of them gothic or otherwise weird, as well as some three-dimensional free standing sculptures. There is usually an artist working there and from time to time courses or lectures take place. It is really...More

Thank oldbat24
Reviewed June 14, 2017

In my opinion this is not worth a specific trip unless you're a sculpture fanatic but if visiting nearby Port d'Envaux then it's worth the effort to travel an extra km or so. There's a large car park or you can park on the road...More

Thank nnmercman
Reviewed May 28, 2017

Worth a special visit...as the Americans say..Awesome. It had just opened the day before we visited and an artist from Brazil had just started sculpting ...we chatted to her in English! She only had 6 weeks to complete her sculpture. We spent a good hour...More

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