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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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Beautiful scupltures in an underground cave

Went here during a heatwave as we were looking for something to do out of the heat. It was a lovely... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2016
James K
Dublin, Ireland
Underground mini models

Found this through trip advisor. It's excellent well worth the price about 7€ spent a good hour... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2016
gina g
Merseyside, 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 8 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 8 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
Reviewed 23 August 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)

Thank Ben J
Reviewed 11 August 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...More

Thank Jo J
Reviewed 17 July 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...More

Thank Zita6773
Reviewed 14 July 2016

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

Thank Fiona H
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Combination Ticket available with the Mushroom Museum, but this time I skipped that and just revisited this attraction. Brilliant as ever, and the details in the exhibits just has to be seen to be appreciated, staff in the shop very friendly and chatty if you...More

Thank William W
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