Stone and Light
Historic site and monument

Stone and Light

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At the heart of an exceptional troglodyte site, you will discover the most beautiful monuments of the Loire Valley sculpted in tufa stone. Each work is a hymn to the beauty and work of the builders.

About us

A few meters underground, in Saumur, visitors can discover an unusual miniature park: in an old troglodytic quarry, a sculptor has reproduced features of the monuments of the Loire Valley in stone. Each work is a hymn to the beauty and work of the builders.

This unique exhibition is the fruit of the work of the Breton sculptor Philippe Cormand. In total, it took him three years to produce all these meticulously detailed reproductions.

The visit route reveals about twenty places sculpted down to the smallest details, sometimes directly in the wall. It is, for all audiences, an educational and artistic walk, another look at the architectural heritage of Anjou and Touraine.

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Duration:

From: 01 / 04 / 24 To: 30 / 09 / 24
  • Monday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Tuesday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Wednesday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Thursday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Friday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • On Saturday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Sunday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
From: 01 / 10 / 24 To: 11 / 11 / 24
  • Monday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Tuesday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Wednesday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Thursday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Friday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • On Saturday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Sunday:
    from 10AM to 00PM

Exceptional closure(s): January 1, December 25

Prices

From: 04 / 02 / 23 To: 07 / 01 / 24
  • Adult 9€
  • Kids 7€
  • Student fee 8€
  • Jobseeker 8€
  • Family package - Family formula - 4 people: €30 Family formula - 5 people and more: €35 30 € to 35 €
  • Disabled 8€
  • Adult group 7.50€
  • Children group 6€
From: 10 / 02 / 24 To: 11 / 11 / 24
  • Adult 9€
  • Kids 7€
  • Student fee 8€
  • Jobseeker 8€
  • Family package - Family formula - 4 people: €30 Family formula - 5 people and more: €35 30€
  • Disabled 8€
  • Adult group 7.50€
  • Children group 6€

Preferential combined rates with the Mushroom Museum and the Puygirault Gardens.
Reservation required., Free for children under: 6 years old, Minimum age child rate: 6 years old, Maximum age child rate: 18 years old

  • Payment Methods: American Express, Bank/credit card, Cheque, Chèques-Vacances Classic, Cash

Pratical information

Spoken languages
  • French
  • English
Services Customer assistance / transport
  • Coach access
Shops
  • Shop
Customer support / practice
  • Tourist Documentation
  • Tourist information
Equipments Leisure facilities
  • Playground
  • Picnic area.
  • Bar
Interior equipment
  • Toilets
Parking
  • Parking
  • Coach parking
  • Free parking

Discover the sculptor's secret! Young and old can explore the site with a treasure hunt that is both entertaining and educational. A lot of observation, a little reflection to discover the secrets hidden in the tufa stone by the sculptor Philippe Cormand.

Adapted tourism criteria
  • Wheelchair accessible with assistance

Contact information

Gennes Road
Saint-Hilaire-Saint-Florent
49400 Saumur

Access

Bus line 17