St. Nicolas Pierre's Initiatiques (Initiatory Stones) – La Geneytouse, France - Atlas Obscura

St. Nicolas Pierre's Initiatiques (Initiatory Stones)

La Geneytouse, France

More than 140 granite sculptures decorate the lawn of this French sculptor. 


Jean-Marie de Saint Nicolas is just one sculptor, but the 140 granite stones that make up this ad hoc display suggests the work of numerous people could not have done much better.

Inspired by a mix of mythologies and mystic sciences, Jean-Marie had dedicated twenty years of his life to sculpt an impressive assortment of stone figures : animals characters with political puns, women figures inspired by mythological creatures, Celtic menhirs and even giant dodecahedrons in tinfoil created to concentrate the mystical energies of the Earth.

During one hour and a half, Jean-Marie explains its work and his philosophy of life. An unique opportunity to meet a truly original artist surrounded by his sheep herd!

Know Before You Go

Entrance is 5 euros per person (4 euros per person in groups of 20+). Free entrance to children under six. Dogs are forbidden. Tel: 05 55 56 07 70 (at lunchtime)

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