A miniature village in Cuttoli-Corticchiato

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A miniature village in Cuttoli-Corticchiato

Visit reproductions of Corsican and Breton houses and their automatons just 20 kilometres from Ajaccio.

Overlooking the Gravona Valley, Cuttoli-Corticchiato is home to a surprising and immense village – in miniature. Its creators, Lionel and Sylvaine Periault, two great lovers of artisanal art, decided one day to transform their garden into a real open-air museum. This took them 14 years and nearly 60 tonnes of sand and cement, about 40 tonnes of large rocks and three tonnes of smaller stones.

You will be able to admire the hard work of this enthusiastic couple, proud of having created with their own hands these 400 Corsican houses, a small Breton hamlet with its own port and trawlers, as well as some 250 figurines and 30 automatons animated by microwave engines that seem alive and represent the trades of yesteryear. Add to that lighthouses, mills, sheepfolds, bridges, and a medieval castle... as well as an exhibition room where about 50 sculptures by Lionel Periault are also on view.

Miniature Corsican and Breton village and automatons
Lieu-dit Giacharello
20167 Cuttoli-Corticchiato
+33 (0)4 95 25 18 60