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Caves, cows and cheese

We visited both the farm and the caves. It was quite interesting to see not just the video but a... read more

Reviewed June 21, 2017
TravelFanaticDD
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L'Isle-en-Dodon, France
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One of the family owners gave us detailed info on the caves. Very interesting and very helpful... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2015
Iris W
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Attleborough, United Kingdom
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20 years ago, Alphonse Bellonte discovered the mysteries of four caves… They were dug in medieval times and were old troglodyte dwellings. The caves are now a modern museum “the Mystères de Farges” is a one hour tour which makes you travel back...more
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10 rue du 10 Aout 1944 | Farges, 63710 Saint-Nectaire, France
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Reviewed June 21, 2017

We visited both the farm and the caves. It was quite interesting to see not just the video but a live demonstration of how the cheese is made. The cave tour is very interesting, especially the old 3D photos.

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Reviewed February 28, 2017 via mobile

We visited Les Mysteres de Farges when we were visiting family in Clermont Ferrand. What a wonderful experience. Watching the 3D photography from early in the twentieth century, learning about the history in the region (sitting in dwellings that were used in the 1200's) and...More

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Reviewed July 11, 2015

One of the family owners gave us detailed info on the caves. Very interesting and very helpful lady. Well conceived videos to watch, and good facilities on site.

Thank Iris W
Reviewed May 23, 2014

We visited La Ferme Bellonte whilst on a coach tour of the Auvergne region. This farm produces a beautiful cows milk cheese known as Saint Nectaire- we'd been eating it every breakfast time at the Brit Hotel Les Mouflons, Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise, which was our base for...More

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Reviewed May 2, 2014

HAving done my research before arriving - the Farm proposed viewing of hearding the cattle and milking etc (unfortunately our visit wasn't in sinc with the show!! ) however the lady was really friendly and welcoming. On the otherhand - once in the shop at...More

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Reviewed December 23, 2013

We only did the farm tour around 4pm and it was pretty interesting to interact with the daily activites surrounding saint nectaire cheese. The staff was nice and accommodating and offered a video giving more detail about farm.I was a bit surprised by the fact...More

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