« Here man turns water into stone »
Only that family-run atelier, established in 1821, holds the trade secrets of a unique of its kind know-how : petrification handicraft. The craftsmen at Fontaines Pétrifiantes de Saint-Nectaire have been using thermo-mineral springs for two hundred years to make artworks out of calcium carbonate.
Enjoy a unique and timeless moment in a strange universe of water and stone!
The hot springs will lead you to explore the most peculiar curiosity in Auvergne. Following your subterranean immersion, the doors of the Atelier open up to you and Eric Papon, Master Craftsman in Petrification, shares the secrets of his rare and ancestral know-how. Here is an unforgettable business visit for old and young alike.