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La Cite souterraine de Naours

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Address: 5 rue des Carrieres, 80260 Naours, France
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+33 3 22 93 71 78
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Our second visit in 4 years and the children still enjoyed it. Our 3-year-old got a little spooked in the low light of the underground chambers and tunnels, but lasted the whole... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2014
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 9, 2015

The place was surprisingly interesting and the photo's on the website did not do it justice. The subterranean city really needs to be seen to be appreciated for it's uniqueness. The audio commentary was helpful and the staff at the site were helpful and friendly.

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Fontainebleau, Ile-de-France, France
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60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is definitely a 5 star attraction - for anyone interested in history any time from the 3rd century through WWII. Even our children liked it (give them flashlights to play with). We loved exploring the different chambers. Thinking what it might have been like living underground for long periods of time - the villagers would even bring their animals... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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Reviewed August 24, 2014

Our second visit in 4 years and the children still enjoyed it. Our 3-year-old got a little spooked in the low light of the underground chambers and tunnels, but lasted the whole tour. Each child had their own hand-held audio guide which kept them interested / quiet. A very interesting tour, even second time round. Outside there are a couple... More 

Thank ScrimperLeo
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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

We were surprised at how good the underground city is and we're pleased with the audio tour using handheld devices. The tour is easy to follow and informative. Our kids loved it, but were a bit put off at spotting a false widow spider in one of the rooms! They could easily expand the tour a bit. I wouldn't recommend... More 

Thank TheMarkH
Hobart, Australia
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180 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2014

We read about this in a guidebook and were determined to find it - I hope your car has a good GPS - the signage is poor and it is amazingly underdeveloped as a tourist attraction - which is wonderful as we were the only people there that afternoon exploring the fascinating underground chambers. What an amazing history this area... More 

Thank Marguerite B
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 7, 2014

We hadn't previously heard of this incredible underground city but what an awe inspiring experience....it has 300 chambers, six chimneys, public squares and even a chapel. Originally a chalk quarry - since 3rd century- but later dug out to become a hiding place for hundreds (plus their livestock) during the many invasions of Picarde, right up to WW1 when they... More 

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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270 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2014

Just stopped by chance having picked up leaflet. A bit dear but worth it. Kids loved the audio guide which was easy to use and not too long. Could be scary for some and not really for infirm or easily spooked, I'd take a torch in future. Some bits were in need of tlc but overall, a nice cafe, good... More 

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2014

This place is absolutely fantastic. Only 30 meters underground and there is an entire city. I assumed it would be only a dozen or so rooms, but no, a city. It is enormous. The audio guide is excellent, as well. It is a telephone style device, where you key in a number according to the signs on the wall and... More 

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Saint Albans, England, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2014

If you are slightly claustrophobic, this is not for you as your will find your self over 30 metres below ground in a tem of 9.5C (all year round). Definitely not for the infirm or very young. But a fascinating attraction which for a mere 4 euros per person is very good value. Nice gardens to walk around (above ground)... More 

Thank Richard C
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113 reviews
47 attraction reviews
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Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Thought we'd paid too much for the entrance at first but it gets much better as you go on. Well worth the fee. A very enjoyable and interesting place.

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