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Concours International de sculptures sur paille & foin

Valloire organises a unique artistic event in France, which is both fun and linked to the mountains. Come and discover works of art made by talented sculptors ! You can admire those sculptures all summer long in Les Verneys, Valloire.

Cultural Concours International de sculptures sur paille & foin Valloire


On Tuesday 25 June 2024
Valloire (73450)
Animals allowed

This competition is unique in France! The theme is open-ended, but the term "sculpture" is generic. In fact, it's a "construction" filled and dressed with straw and hay.

12 giant sculptures are created by teams of 2 sculptors on the Verneys plateau in Valloire. They can be seen throughout the summer.

Competition starts: Tuesday June 25 at 9 a.m.
During the week, come and encourage and support the sculptors in their work!
End of competition: Sunday at 12 noon

Sunday June 30 :
12pm end of competition - for safety reasons, the site will be closed to the public until 12:30pm
12.30 - 4pm: Voting for the People's Prize and the Youth Prize at Les Verneys, next to the Sculptures site
5.30pm: Competition prize-giving ceremony

- All summer long, vote online for your favorite sculpture! The winner of this prize will see his or her work used on the 13th competition's 2025 visuals.

Teams participating in the 2024 edition

- ARGENTINA - PINERO Gabriel Adrian and OPAZO MOLINA Herman Maurizio "Kai Kai Treng Treng, The Force of Nature".
- ARMENIA - GEVORGYAN Mels and SARGSYAN Anahit "The Return
- BELGIUM - VAN BESIEN Maxime and VEUILLET Pascal "Une Danse Eternelle" (An Eternal Dance)
- CANADA - MELOCHE Thomas and GAGNON Joelle "A l'origine du monde : la grand-mère du Fjord" (At the origin of the world: the grandmother of the Fjord)
- FINLAND - KUKLINA Ekaterina and KUKLIN Egor "Never Give Up
- FINLAND - ANDBERG Janne and MANNINEN Anto "The Cat
- ITALY - CACEFFO Stefano and LOCOCO Francesco "Cerchiamoci
- MEXICO - RANIREZ PEREYRA Carlos Miguel and TURNER Adam "Un aperçu d'espoir" (A glimpse of hope)
- PHILIPPINES - BAISAS Ross and BAISAS Marites "The last ROARRR!!!"
- UKRAINE - KUTSEVYCH Bogdan and CALVILLO Francisco "Haute Couture
- FRANCE - GONZALEZ Pablo and LE PONNER Maxime "Abyssos Infernalis
- FRANCE - COURNIL Mickaël & PROSPERO Gaël "Jasmine Kusudama

Alain LOVATO - President of the jury - President of the Maison des Arts Plastiques Auvergne Rhône-Alpes
Christian BURGER - Artistic Director of the Competition and Sculptors
Roselyne ERUTTI - Sculptor
Lenaïk RETORNAZ - Town Councillor
Alberte RETORNAZ - Amateur painter
Cyrille JULLIEN - Cabinet maker
Emmanuelle LACOSTE - Director of Valloire Tourisme

This competition is supported by the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

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    Free of charge


    Open to children
    Animals allowed


    From Tuesday 25 to Sunday 30 June 2024.

    • Pets welcome


    Hameau des Verneys 73450 Valloire

    More informations

    Information update on 23/05/2024 by Office de Tourisme de Valloire