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The tour

An unusual visit

Come and discover the mysteries of petrification in a world of water and stone !

After a strange underground stroll, the hot springs will lead you to the workshops where the secrets of a unique handicraft have been preserved for two centuries. The Petrifying Fountain with its amazing 14-meter-high waterfall will reveal the ancestral craftsman’s know-how as to the artistic use of calcite. At the end of the visit the art of petrification will not have kept anything from you! Thus educated you will be able to appreciate the wide range of created low-reliefs ans crystallizations.

The tour

1

Geological room

Explaining the origin of the petrifying springs in reference to geological upheavals

Go back in time through our scientific and educational approach
2

Cave

Underground immersion as close as possible to the volcanic phenomenon

Marvel at the gushing forth 52°C hot springs
3

Filtering gallery

Discovering the ingenious filtering technique of the thermo-mineral springs

Follow the amazing water course
4

Workshops

Revealing the creation stages and secrets within the workshops

Appreciate our crafstmen’s know-how
5

Petrifying Fountain

Understanding the physical-chemical process mastered by the craftsman

Facing the petrifying ladder, wonder at its 14-meter height
6

Showroom

Putting forward the emblematic artworks and latest experiments

Get to know the Atelier’s living heritage
7

Shop

The calcium creations are put for sale. Possibility of free access

Take a close look at the variety of our artistic creations
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