Cave Museum, Village Troglodytique de Rochemenier

Cave Museum, Village Troglodytique de Rochemenier, Louresse-Rochemenier

Cave Museum, Village Troglodytique de Rochemenier

Cave Museum, Village Troglodytique de Rochemenier
4.5
Speciality Museums • Caverns & Caves • History Museums
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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Located in Western France, between the Loire valley and the Atlantic coast, the Museum of th cave dwelling village of Rochemenier invites you to discover an underground world.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Admission tickets
from $8.48
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cosmopolitan20
Uk and France3 contributions
We visited Rochemenier in August 2007 on a return trip to the Loire Valley, we found it the most incredible awe inspiring place. A real living museum. The multi-lingual owner was most charming and informative. A real must to visit. I will certainly return.
Written November 7, 2007
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Vikistravels
Haifa, Israel229 contributions
Aug 2011
We stop there to visit a Troglodyte village with our kids (10 & 7). It was very good, educational and interesting visit for 1-2 hours. It is well preserved Troglodyte village. Staff was nice and offers us a booklet on different languages. (They have all European languages and also Russian and even Hebrew). It was nice stopover attraction.
Written September 9, 2011
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Colin M
Bristol, UK96 contributions
Really interesting change from the normal Loire attractions. Less than €6 to get in and each underground room well described on the English information sheet and also on dual language signs. Lots of artefacts and old photos to see. Allow a couple of hours and then have a good lunch or coffee at the cafe / restaurant near the free car park.
Written May 6, 2015
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AOW_EANx
Cranbrook, BC, Canada85 contributions
Jul 2011 • Friends
In addition to touring the Troglodyte village, be sure to experience lunch at the restaurant.

The village/museum is intriguing and will be of interest to visitors of all ages.
Written June 10, 2012
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mdo9
Washington DC, DC20 contributions
Apr 2012 • Friends
A friend and I decided to visit this village on a whim and were glad we did. Really interesting since that the village was still used up until the 1930s. The village is large and well preserved. The French staff were very nice and they spoke on the history of the village with us for a while. Definitely a worthwhile stop on your trip in the Loire Valley.
Written May 6, 2012
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Trevor N
Jersey, UK481 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
This attraction was recommended to us by a family friend, we are very, very pleased he did so.

It’s a bit off the tourist path, so was incredibly cheap at €7 each, and worth every cent. My SatNav took me from Saumur via several D roads, but, it was well worth the effort.

It’s amazing to realise that these cave dwellings were in use until the 1960’s when the last family moved out, and several families used to live in the complex of caves and tunnels for many centuries prior to that. The path through the underground village is well signposted and each room has information panels in French and English.

I particularly recommend the shadows and silhouettes video that is shown in the “village hall” and the church cave, under the main town church, with a rather odd electronic horse piece of art.

A rather limited selection of drinks and snacks is available from the entrance kiosk, but there’s a very nice tea room and restaurant between the village and the parking area, so we went there after our tour.

Highly recommended if you are anywhere near Saumur or travelling through the Loire
Written September 11, 2019
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E K
Bristol, UK61 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
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 English guide booklet and the displays had written explanations in both French and English. I believe you can hire a ipad type device to talk you through the various exhibits. By the end of the journey we were quite hooked about how they lived in this 'village' for want of a better word in what seems like a quarry. Excellent little gift shop which sells the local and not so local gifts.
Written April 6, 2018
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Margaret G
Los Angeles, California, United States50 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
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 where they recreate what it was like to live there through the use of sounds and shadows. We continued our troglodyte explorations by visiting Chateau de Breze (an underground chateau topped with an above-ground chateau), which is about a half hour drive further away from Angers. Highly recommend both!
Written November 17, 2017
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ShrewsTyke
Shrewsbury, UK40 contributions
Aug 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 museum in that it's set in caves underground where people used to live and work. As with most tourist sites the admission is reasonably priced and offers good value for money. We were fortunate that we chose a time when it wasn't particularly busy and I was able to take photographs of the site without people in most of them.
Written August 17, 2017
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lindadownunder
Perth, Australia2,858 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
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.
Written April 21, 2017
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