Parc du Château des Rohan à SAVERNE. France (Alsace du Nord)
Welcome to the
European Stone Festival 2018
25 to 28 May 2017 in Saverne, France
Thank you for taking an interest in the European Stone Festival, the meeting place for stonemasons and stone carvers from all over the world.
What is the European Stone Festival?
From 25 to 27 May 2018, we will be welcoming over 130 young stonemasons and stone carvers from all over the world to Saverne where they will have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and creativity to a wide audience.
Since the festival took place for the first time in the late nineties in Freiburg, it has grown in popularity and been hosted by many different European countries. The festival is taking place in France for the second time since 2010.
The beautiful Parc of Rohan Palace provides the perfect setting for the event.
The festival is organised by the European Association of Stonemasons and Stone Carvers and the city of Saverne
The theme for the festival in 2018
The theme for the festival in 2018 is "Mythical creatures: from the unicorn to fantastic creatures of modern times" and is open to wide interpretation.
Click on Invitation for further details.
Apprentices, qualified stonemasons, stone carvers and master masons are required to prepare sketches of their design to give the visitors a better insight into how a workpiece is realised. The material provided will be sandstone with each block measuring 30 cm x 30 cm x 20 cm.
What is on offer for our visitors to the festival?
Besides offering the chance to look over the shoulder of participants at work, a wide variety of art and stone will be presented including demonstrations, exhibitions, hands-on activities and a varied supporting programme. There are, of course, supervised activities for the children.
Click on Programme for further details.
The festivals in the future
2019 Trondheim, 21. -23. june, Norway
2020 Freiburg, 5.-17. mai, Germany
2021 Salzburg, Austria
2022 Lincoln, England
Impressions of the festival 2017 in Kiskunfélegháza, Hungary