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Cathedrales troglos les Perrieres

545 rue des Perrieres, 49700 Doue-la-Fontaine, France
+33 (0)2 41 59 71 29 or +33 (0)2 41 59 06 13
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Most recent review
- Sep 11, 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Davis, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This was a quarry, and the tour is self-guided, with informative descriptions in the various rooms, but the rooms are all pretty much the same. I found it interesting, but my travel partner thought it was just so-so. You have to read and imagine the contexts for the empty rooms that have been carved apart.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Friendly welcome to the site and a comprehensive introduction. You are left to explore the caves at your own pace and they truly are awe inspiring.

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Fairly interesting insight in cave dwelling. You are given a guide and underground map and left to get on with it in extensive underground workings, a little unnerving if you are the only visitors as we were at the time, although more people went in as we emerged.

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South Wales, UK
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

These are interesting caves, which have been made when they dug out the stone to use for buildings and Chateau in the area. It is fascinating how they did this and if you like caves, but don't like all the ducking and dripping water, this is the place for you! It only takes about half hour to go around as... More

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14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

This should be on the must list for anyone visiting Doue. Especially recommended when too hot to move outside, orwet and yukky. A mixed group of French and English speaking frends took the tour. Several indelible memories are: How the quarriers centuries ago began with a small trench in the field, then gradually dug out at an angle. The results... More

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