The Cordouan lighthouse is a UNESCO World Heritage Site! The Cordouan lighthouse is a UNESCO World Heritage Site! The Cordouan lighthouse is a UNESCO World Heritage Site!

Exhibition: “From the earth to the lighthouse”.

Cordouan invites itself to the 4th floor of the old bell tower of Saint-Palais-sur-Mer! Discover this place transformed into a real cabinet of curiosities during the exhibition and let the history of stamping through the centuries be told.

Based in La Rochelle, Pierre Campo has dedicated his life for more than twenty years to the preservation of an ancestral and forgotten know-how: sculpture by stamping.

Stamping gives life to clay by printing, modeling and sculpting the clay. He thus revives a technique, the stamping of art objects, and an artistic heritage linked to the art of French gardens. The sculpture by stamping makes us travel between two worlds: that of the artist and that of the craftsman.

Through this exhibition, discover the Old Bell Tower transformed into a real cabinet of curiosities and let Pierre Campo tell you the story of stamping through the centuries. You will be able to make your own piece, discover this technique or even bathe in the history of the workshop all the way to the top, where a breathtaking view of the Cordouan lighthouse awaits you.

The old bell tower of Saint-Palais-sur-Mer

The bell tower of Saint-Palais-sur-Mer is a Romanesque building built by the Cistercians in the 12th century, which also served as a landmark for sailors. Now closed to worship, it is an alchemy between architectural heritage and contemporary art that takes place every year in this place that has become an art center.

Open from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and from 4 pm to 7 pm (except on Tuesdays).
Entrance fee 1€ for the renovation of the building (free for children under 16).
Remarkable 360° view from the top of the bell tower and view of the Cordouan lighthouse.

 

Open to the public. Price: 1€.

More info : https://www.stpalaissurmer.fr

 

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