Concours International de sculptures sur paille & foin

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.

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.

Alain LOVATO - President of the jury - President of the Maison des Arts Plastiques Auvergne Rhône-Alpes
Christian BURGER and Carina TORNATORIS - Artistic directors 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.

Concours International de sculptures sur paille & foin

  • Prices

    • Free of charge