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Musee Paysan du Village Troglodyte de Rochemenier

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Address: 14 rue du Musee, 49700 Louresse-Rochemenier, France
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+33 2 41 59 18 15
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Located in Western France, between the Loire valley and the Atlantic coast,...

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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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... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Halifax, United Kingdom
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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. The entrance cost is very reasonable and the guide sheets in English were good. Better... More 

Thank Unit623
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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 numbered site that has more English translations that I expected – but is also good... More 

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Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

This small contained complex is fascinating and every corner absorbing as you travel through ancient farms with out-buildings and houses plus a spectacular underground chapel carved out of the rock. The exhibits of man made furniture, tools and photographs add insight into the lifestyle of the villagers. Particularly interesting are the tools for the wine press and the bread baking.... More 

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Capel Saint Mary, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 9, 2016

Really informative visit, we learned a lot, and on a hot day the caves were lovely and cool. Very impressed with the whole exhibition and fascinating historical insight into living underground. Plenty of local and relevant photographs added to the overall impact.

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Windhoek, Namibia
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Reviewed September 2, 2016

A fascinating place which is well worth visiting. Informative, clear labelling (plus a guide in English) makes it easy to look around at your own pace - each room is numbered and its purpose explained. Photographs of how it was lived in, help you understand this way of life. There is plenty of space to park on the edge of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 14, 2016

A very informative visit and well set up for a self-guided tour. It gave a good insight into underground living in the past.

Thank B D
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 8, 2016

We found this place fascinating our boys were really interested in the idea of living underground. Lots of information in English and a really useful English leaflet as well. The boys really enjoyed the kids trail which is a nice touch. Also liked the information on other troglodyte communities

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 10, 2016

A really interesting place to visit for people of all ages. The information is well set out and there is some English explanations as well. More information in English would help to attract more foreign visitors. The caves show what life was like for the people who lived hear in times gone by and there are many old photographs which... More 

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Reviewed June 26, 2016

An extremely interesting visit to see the cave dwellings. Long journey to get there but worth it. Very quiet so no queuing and got to spend as much time as we wanted, which was great.

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