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49350 Chenehutte Treves Canault, Saumur, France
02 41 67 95 64
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • 21
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    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Snails, Mushrooms and Great Food

This is a fascinating place for all ages. Learning how mushrooms are cultivated and how snails are raised was educational for us. The dining room has a couple of fixed menus. You can request salad as well. All of the food is an adventurebecause it includes specialties of the region: breads... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2014
MmeM_12
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is a fascinating place for all ages. Learning how mushrooms are cultivated and how snails are raised was educational for us. The dining room has a couple of fixed menus. You can request salad as well. All of the food is an adventurebecause it includes specialties of the region: breads, cheeses,style of preparation. It is well worth the experience.... More 

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california
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The restaurant we had chosen was Closed, but a helpful local resident irected us to this great place with the admonition that we would not be dissappointed...We were not. Being with French relatives and speaking French we not being treated as travelers....There were 4 selections on the menu from 20 to 24 euros, the higher priced included escargots or duck....Our... More 

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bristol
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117 reviews 117 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The restaurant is located deep in the cave on the left before you reach the small areas the mushrooms and snails are grown. We opted out of a guided tour and wandered around ourselves after which we enjoyed a fabulous 5 course tasting menu. We were totally bowled over, the food was so delicious and the experience of enjoying a... More 

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France
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Having dinner in a cave is a great experience, especially for children. We really enjoyed this, although I felt the dinner and wine were mediocre. It was also too heavy on the foue bread. With that said, I would definitely go back. The staff was very friendly, and they also offer visits of the cave, where mushrooms and snails are... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

If you like mushrooms and are not afraid of being in a cave (albeit quite a large one!), this is a great little restaurant. The wine served with the menu options is excellent and the multi course meal is very good. If you are looking for something different while you are visiting the Chateaux of the Loire valley, this is... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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150 reviews 150 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We wanted to try foue bread & this place was 5 minutes from where we were staying. We went on a Friday night & it was heaving so really glad that I had booked. We weren't sure what to expect but once we had walked the 100 metres to the restaurant via the caves, we were met by tables set... More 

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delta bc
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

The Foué is a small pita type bread only found in the Anjou area. This restaurant specializes in baking them fresh and the menu in centered around them coming out of the wood fired oven. The Restaurant is located deep inside the caves and its a fun walk to get to. Beware of low ceilings and damp bare rock walls.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

you would never see a restaurant like this in the uk, enviromental health would have a field day, you eat in a cave, literally, everything is cooked in the cave with you, very busy restaurant but it is a must try, off the beaten track, but it would complete any trip

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

A friend and I visited simply because we thought the caves were interesting from a Lonely Planet article and we decided to have lunch. The meal was fantastic and a great value for 25 Euros. The just-picked-in-the-cave mushrooms were incredible (best tasting mushrooms I've ever had) and I was stuffed by course 2 of the 4 course meal. I'd love... More 

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East Kilbride
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

The cave is located near Saumur, about a 15 minute drive from Saumur town centre. It’s extensively used by the locals and whilst it does advertise itself as a tourist visit, it’s mainly locals that use it, always a good sign, for if the locals use the place, it can’t be too bad. Finding the caves is not difficult, they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 49350 Chenehutte Treves Canault, Saumur, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Maine et Loire  >  Saumur
  • Phone Number: 02 41 67 95 64

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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