In the village of Masgot,
Nicole is almost a part of the heritage, a fan for more than 20 years of François Michaud who made the famous sculptures. He immortalized in granite animals, characters and settings that make it easy to identify his properties. But François Michaud has been dead since 1890! A hundred years later, the association “Les Amis de la Pierre de Masgot” undertakes the valorization of his work, the village and this know-how, in particular through Nicole.
Nicole is not from the Creuse, but she arrived in the department when she was still a young woman! Love made her stay there but also the way of life she was able to adopt. Loving nature, she cultivates both her garden and her circle of intimates. She enjoys being able to settle down with a good book in the shade of an old tree, to walk along the paths without seeing any humans or to take out a piece of stone and carve it at her own pace, just for the fun of it.
This passion, Nicole is lucky enough to make a living out of it and most importantly, to share it. Animator at the association “Les Amis de la Pierre de Masgot”, she is now completely part of the village stones, as a cornerstone, of course! School children, secondary residents, those in retirement homes, therapeutic structures, vacationers … everyone knows her.“Nicole! The lady with the white hair and the colored glasses? Ah yes! We cut the stone with her!”
Yes, Nicole is the lady with the white hair and the colored glasses. But she is much more than that.