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The workshop
Across from a park and next door to a 13th century chapel, the workshop is situated in the center of the village of Fontevraud l'Abbaye, celebrated for its 12th century royal abbey, one of the grandest of Europe.
The village is in the heart of the Loire-Anjou-Touraine National Park, in the Loire Valley, recognized by UNESCO as part of world heritage of outstanding value to humanity, in the Valley of the Kings.
Fontevraud l'Abbaye is 15 kilometers (10 miles) from Saumur, between Tours and Angers. It's accessible from Paris via Saumur by fast train (TGV) or by highway via Le Mans or Tours.
The workshop and the exhibition space are open to the public.

All works proposed in several copies are multiplied according to a 14th century technique known as "stencil illumination "or «  enluminure d'Art au pochoir ». The stencils are conceived, designed, engraved and coloring by hand by the artist. The lack of mechanization do not allow copies absolutely similar. They are legally considered as unique pieces, numbered and signed by myself, accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
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