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Charming place for a rainy day

Mostly the tour was in french, so not ideal if you don't speak, but the hosts have good english and... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2018
Becca S
We met a cave dweller!

Brilliant for all ages. The talk by a real 'cave dweller' was excellent and a summary translation... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2017
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Lovingly surrounded by nature, the troglodyte site of la Magnanerie de Bourré will amaze visitors longing for a different experience. Overlooking the Cher valley, this true paradise will leave no one untouched. Come and feel the serenity of a world...more
4 Chemin de la Croix Bardin, 41400 Bourre, France
+33 2 54 75 50 79
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Reviewed June 12, 2018

Mostly the tour was in french, so not ideal if you don't speak, but the hosts have good english and will keep you in the loop a bit. Very friendly and interesting to see how they turn the caves into habitable homes and the original...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Becca S
Laurent1, Propriétaire at La Magnanerie, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2018

Hello and thanks for your kind message. Indeed we are at our busiest on rainy days ... and what a shame ! Our garden is so lovely in the sunshine ! You will understand that we can't conduct tours in two languages. With the amount...More

Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

Brilliant for all ages. The talk by a real 'cave dweller' was excellent and a summary translation into English of each section was given as we went around. Very informative but visual too. Perfect for all ages. Please don't make the same mistake us though...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

Visited La Magnanerie in July , what a stunning example of a troglodyte and also a former silk worm farm too . The guide who is also the owner presented an extremely well informed tour . Well worth the money , a lovely way to...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyable visit despite the guided tour being mainly in French. Laurent did kindly throw us a few English titbits to try and keep us in the loop. Never had a tour which included somebody's living room before. It is very much that kind of place....More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Laurent who showed us around speaks the clearest french and the best english of all those I have mér in France. Fit for all ages, fascinating history of cavemen now and before in France and extremely interesting to see and hear about silkworms.

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed August 9, 2015

During our stay in the region, we visited this place. It turned out to be an very interesting excursion -- the guided tour was very good, and we certainly learned a lot. Furthermore, the host did an excellent job in making this interesting for both...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

We have just returned from our tour of La Magnanerie. We all thoroughly enjoyed the visit. It was nice to see the Troglo lifestyle in modern times. The tour up through the galleries (caves carved out of the stone hillside, as opposed to the naturally...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

We had the pleasure of visiting La Magnanerie in Borre France and what a delightful place. The owners, Laurent and Laurent are so passionate about their tourist attraction. Exploring the caves and hearing about the history is so enjoyable. I loved seeing and hearing about...More

Thank Bryn R
Reviewed September 21, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed this fantastic droglodytic experience. Laurence gave us an exceptional private tour. He was very informative and passionate about his newly acquired home. We were intrigued by the homes that have been created in the caves as well as learning about the silkworms...More

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Lennster
Reviewed September 4, 2014

We were staying at Domaine de Dugny and this Troglodyte dwelling is only about 20 minutes away. It is a beautiful place and we had a tour, all to ourselves, with the informative host who also lives in the property. The gardens are lovely and...More

Date of experience: August 2014
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