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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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a very well presented museum about Troglodyte life

The museum looks to be quite small from the road, but, because much of it is underground it is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
trevor t
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Cambridge, UK
Delightful Discovery

I didn't realise this place and the others like it existed before I had visited the Loire Valley. I... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2017
ShrewsTyke
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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14 rue du Musee, 49700 Louresse-Rochemenier, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank trevor t
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

Thank ShrewsTyke
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
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
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

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

Thank CatonsvilleGeorge
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

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.

Thank garcetz
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.

Reviewed June 5, 2017

This was a really interesting place. To see where the troglodytes lived and find it was a working village into the 1970's was fascinating. It was really well presented with interactive projections and wonderful old photographs. Our kids (aged 6 & 4) loved it as...More

Thank Wintlepie
Reviewed April 20, 2017

We were very surprised how fascinating this troglodyte village is and was well worth a visit. Your are given an information sheet on admission which was very informative when doing our self tour. The whole village of Rochemenier is quaint and very interesting.

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Reviewed November 28, 2016

Saw the signs for the village from our route, called out of interest. Well worth the visit was very surprised. Did not know what to expect, it was a cold day but with most if not all the exhibits in caves we were warm enough....More

Thank Unit623
Reviewed October 5, 2016

This is well worth a visit and is an easy 30 minute drive from Saumur. I would recommend getting here early (i.e. within 30 minutes of opening time) as the place was becoming quite busy when we left at about 12:00. Well laid out and...More

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