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Address: Route de Crazannes, 17350 Port d'Envaux, France
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+33 6 76 82 11 02

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Worth a detour

A bit off the beaten track but this is a tres interesting place. Well worth a small detour. If you see the hidden face let me know.

Reviewed 27 September 2016
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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

A bit off the beaten track but this is a tres interesting place. Well worth a small detour. If you see the hidden face let me know.

Thank Hughgee
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

If you are in the area - do go - free and very impressive large free form sculptures into the walls of an old quarry Highly recommended if this is your thing

Thank Ian T
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is the location of the carving school. You can see the carving taking place and wander around looking at the sculptures and carvings. Free and ample parking (just drive 20 feet up the side road)

Thank Martin J
Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

There's not much you can get for nothing these days but be sure to visit here as it's free and really interesting! Located 1 mile from the village of Port D'Enveaux, sculptors from all around the world descend on this place to carve effigies out of the rock. Really amazing and interesting even if this stuff is not your bag... More 

Thank Elusive-Camel
Mere, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Visited the quarry towards the end of our holiday, having ticked off most other local attractions, and searched tripadvisor for something to do. Really didn't expect the fabulous and mammoth sculptures carved into the rock faces. Shouldn't be missed. We visited with our 2 and 5 year-old children, who loved exploring the crevices hewn out of the stone. Combine with... More 

Thank Brian W
Sudbury, Canada
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

It seems only the locals know about this amazing outdoor sculpture exhibit. Larger than life scenes have been carved into the rock walls of a former quarry. Seems there is a small collective of French sculptors who started the works here, but they now invite sculptors from around the world to practice their art here. If you like art, you... More 

Thank Mumzed
Malaga, Spain
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488 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

This disused quarry has been given new life. For some years now sculptors from all over the world have been allowed to spend 3 months [no more, no less is allowed] living and working on the site. The results are, therefore, extremely different and show the differing cultures, nationalities and thought processes of the sculptors. Apparently all the work has... More 

Thank perle369
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

An old quarry that is used by sculptors as a canvas for some fantastic art carved into the walls. It is free, unexpected and not commercial. The soft limestone is carved in all sorts of styles; Mayan, Maori and an homage to Leonardo da Vinci. In the field above current artist are working on their current projects and its fascinating... More 

Thank Matthew P
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Les Lapidiales is a one-off. Nestled amidst sunflowers, woods and fields, it is an unexpected and amazing find. The region has traditionally been known for the quality of its limestone, which has been used around the world, but what the artists have done here is to create art forms which reflect the diverse range of countries and cultures invited to... More 

Thank redhillgirl
West Country
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9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 12 June 2015

Free to visit on-going display of sculpture in a disused quarry - some huge and very imaginative works of art. Been going back for years and there's always more to see as it is constantly added to. They also put on plays during some evenings.

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