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    20 sculptures in tufa stone

    The most beautiful monuments of the Loire Valley to discover through splendid reproductions carved in limestone, exhibited on a troglodyte route

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    Pierre et Lumière is one of the most beautiful "troglodyte" sites in Saumur. You will travel the equivalent of 200 kilometers, in Anjou then in Touraine and discover around twenty sculptures representing the most beautiful monuments of the Loire Valley carved out of tufa stone.

    This underground miniature park was born from the meeting of two passionate men: Yann Bouchard had the idea, Philippe Cormand knew how to sculpt.

    A lover and a native of the region, Yann Bouchard is passionate about construction. His idea was to present the most beautiful monuments of the Loire Valley, at the very heart of the material of their construction.
    Philippe Cormand is from Brittany. He carves stone, wood and ice. He has been awarded in many international competitions but it is certainly to Pierre et Lumière that he gave the most full measure of his talent.

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Reopening of the 3 sites on May 16, 2020

Reopening of the 3 sites on May 16, 2020

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Sculpture workshops program 2020

Sculpture workshops program 2020

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European Heritage Days, this weekend come and discover our three sites and benefit from a reduced rate 🙂 Open from 10 am to 19 pm.
European Heritage Days, this weekend come and discover our three sites and benefit from a reduced rate 🙂 Open from 10 am to 19 pm.
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European Heritage Days, this weekend come and discover our three sites and benefit from a reduced rate 🙂 Open from 10 am to 19 pm.
European Heritage Days, this weekend come and discover our three sites and benefit from a reduced rate 🙂 Open from 10 am to 19 pm.
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European Heritage Days, this weekend come and discover our three sites and benefit from a reduced rate 🙂 Open from 10 am to 19 pm.
European Heritage Days, this weekend come and discover our three sites and benefit from a reduced rate 🙂 Open from 10 am to 19 pm.
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Photos from the publication of Musée du Champignon - Pierre et Lumière - Jardins du Puygirault Answer to the question of the week 🤓
We grow 15 varieties of edible mushrooms in our mushroom farm 🍄
You can find the famous button mushroom there but also shii-také, oyster mushrooms, pholiotes, snowballs, hairy coprinus or even the rarest ones such as coral hydne, blood polypore and ganoderm 🙂
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Animation Ackerman 🍾
This Thursday August 20, at Pierre et Lumière, come and taste the Ackermann wines on the theme "Wines and terroirs". A pleasant marriage between wines and local minerals 🥂
Will you be able to recognize the flavors of schist or tuffeau during the tasting? 🍷
Free and open access 👍
Possibility to visit Pierre et Lumière by purchasing your tickets at the reception 😀
Animation Ackerman 🍾
This Thursday August 20, at Pierre et Lumière, come and taste the Ackermann wines on the theme "Wines and terroirs". A pleasant marriage between wines and local minerals 🥂
Will you be able to recognize the flavors of schist or tuffeau during the tasting? 🍷
Free and open access 👍
Possibility to visit Pierre et Lumière by purchasing your tickets at the reception 😀
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Animation Ackerman 🍾
This Thursday August 20, at Pierre et Lumière, come and taste the Ackermann wines on the theme "Wines and terroirs". A pleasant marriage between wines and local minerals 🥂
Will you be able to recognize the flavors of schist or tuffeau during the tasting? 🍷
Free and open access 👍
Possibility to visit Pierre et Lumière by purchasing your tickets at the reception 😀
Animation Ackerman 🍾
This Thursday August 20, at Pierre et Lumière, come and taste the Ackermann wines on the theme "Wines and terroirs". A pleasant marriage between wines and local minerals 🥂
Will you be able to recognize the flavors of schist or tuffeau during the tasting? 🍷
Free and open access 👍
Possibility to visit Pierre et Lumière by purchasing your tickets at the reception 😀
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Animation Ackerman 🍾
This Thursday August 20, at Pierre et Lumière, come and taste the Ackermann wines on the theme "Wines and terroirs". A pleasant marriage between wines and local minerals 🥂
Will you be able to recognize the flavors of schist or tuffeau during the tasting? 🍷
Free and open access 👍
Possibility to visit Pierre et Lumière by purchasing your tickets at the reception 😀
Animation Ackerman 🍾
This Thursday August 20, at Pierre et Lumière, come and taste the Ackermann wines on the theme "Wines and terroirs". A pleasant marriage between wines and local minerals 🥂
Will you be able to recognize the flavors of schist or tuffeau during the tasting? 🍷
Free and open access 👍
Possibility to visit Pierre et Lumière by purchasing your tickets at the reception 😀
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Question of the day 🤓
Do you know how many varieties of mushrooms we grow in our mushroom farm? 🍄
Question of the day 🤓
Do you know how many varieties of mushrooms we grow in our mushroom farm? 🍄
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Animation Ackerman 🍾
This Thursday August 20, at Pierre et Lumière, come and taste the Ackermann wines on the theme "Wines and terroirs". A pleasant marriage between wines and local minerals 🥂
Will you be able to recognize the flavors of schist or tuffeau during the tasting? 🍷
Free and open access 👍
Possibility to visit Pierre et Lumière by purchasing your tickets at the reception 😀
Animation Ackerman 🍾
This Thursday August 20, at Pierre et Lumière, come and taste the Ackermann wines on the theme "Wines and terroirs". A pleasant marriage between wines and local minerals 🥂
Will you be able to recognize the flavors of schist or tuffeau during the tasting? 🍷
Free and open access 👍
Possibility to visit Pierre et Lumière by purchasing your tickets at the reception 😀
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Answer to this week's question 🤓
Rice 🌱 And yes, we have rice fields in our gardens! Are you curious about the cultivation of rice? So come and visit the gardens quickly 🌺 Every day from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Answer to this week's question 🤓
Rice 🌱 And yes, we have rice fields in our gardens! Are you curious about the cultivation of rice? So come and visit the gardens quickly 🌺 Every day from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
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  • Route de Gennes - 49400 Saumur
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