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Cave Museum, Village Troglodyte de Rochemenier

14 rue du Musee, 49700 Louresse-Rochemenier, France
+33 2 41 59 18 15
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Very interesting, popped in on the off chance

It was a rainy damp day, and needed a bit of a break. Didnt look very inviting when we walked down... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Eddy K
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Bristol, United Kingdom
A Very Interesting And Unexpected Pleasure

Friends we were traveling with recommended visit this underground museum. Didn't expect much and... read more

Reviewed November 23, 2017
kiwies0776
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Beavercreek, Ohio
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Located in Western France, between the Loire valley and the Atlantic coast, the cave dwelling village museum of Rochemenier invites you to discover an underground world.
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  • Very good49%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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14 rue du Musee, 49700 Louresse-Rochemenier, France
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+33 2 41 59 18 15
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a rainy damp day, and needed a bit of a break. Didnt look very inviting when we walked down the steps due to the weather, but once we entered the museum as its called, the whole place became quite fascinating. There was an...More

2  Thank Eddy K
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Reviewed November 23, 2017

Friends we were traveling with recommended visit this underground museum. Didn't expect much and was I wrong. It was a very interesting place to visit and not what I expected. The caves provide an insight into a very different way of live. While out of...More

Thank kiwies0776
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Reviewed November 17, 2017

My son is studying in Angers and we took a day trip here. It is a very interesting place, well laid-out, and presenting a lot of information. They have a short video to better understand the style of living, as well as two "immersion" experiences...More

Thank Margaret G
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Reviewed October 24, 2017

In looking for places to visit near Angers, we discovered the existence of the Troglodyte villages. Not what you might expect, but these places owe their existence to the fact that, in excavating sand (itself a product of ancient times when this area was under...More

Thank Peter and Sue D
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Reviewed September 26, 2017

The museum looks to be quite small from the road, but, because much of it is underground it is surprisingly large. For a few Euros you can see cave dwellings that were in use very recently and learn about the history and lifestyle of those...More

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Reviewed August 16, 2017

I didn't realise this place and the others like it existed before I had visited the Loire Valley. I came across it in my research of sites to visit and decided that this would be one of them. It's an interesting take on a farming...More

1  Thank ShrewsTyke
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Reviewed August 16, 2017

This place is a tribute to all of the framers and people that have lived in these amazing caves. Full of history dating back to the 13th century. We have the greatest respect for these amazing people. Walking through their life and experiencing life in...More

Thank BarbnLuke
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Reviewed August 1, 2017

The site is unique and gives a general idea about the Troglodyte life. The site is beautiful, very well maintained, very clean and suitable for any weather. The staff is very pleasant. The only disadvantages, which are very significant are that it is very small...More

Thank Yaron M
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frederic m, Gérant at Cave Museum, Village Troglodyte de Rochemenier, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2017

Thank you very much for your interest in the museum of Rochemenier. We want to precise that the tour is almost 1km long, with 20 underground rooms from 1hr30 to 2hr visiting time, which is the most comprehensive troglodytic site of the Loire Valley. Also...More

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Reviewed July 28, 2017

We enjoyed the self-guided tour of this village of farms, installed in spaces hollowed out of the tuffeau cliffs. We saw underground stables, barns and housing occupied from the 13th to the 19th centuries.More

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frederic m, Gérant at Cave Museum, Village Troglodyte de Rochemenier, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2017

Thank you very much for your interest in the museum of Rochemenier. Indeed you have discovered our underground farms and we thank you for your comment. We would like to precise, the dwellings are excavated from sandstone named "Falun" which contains sea shells. You will...More

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Reviewed June 17, 2017

It was very beautiful viewing those dwellings under ground where families had lived for centuries, the hotel Rocaminori was right there.

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frederic m, Gérant at Cave Museum, Village Troglodyte de Rochemenier, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2017

Thank you very much for your interest in Rochemenier. Indeed, the hotel Rocaminori is just 100 meters from the museum. Hope to see you again in the museum.

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Response from kiwies0776 | Reviewed this property |
You'll need some type of transportation; perhaps a bus. Enjoy Tours, it's a very interesting town to walk around.
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