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La cave aux moines

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49350 Chenehutte Treves Canault, Saumur, France
+33 2 41 67 95 64
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Brussels, Belgium
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Discover local food in a underground troglodyte restaurant! Few menus but all with local products! Great great food and fantastic location! A must do!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here as we were cycling past and fancied a wine tasting. We wheeled our bikes inside, only to walk on for nearly 200m into the cave. It was incredible. The lovely owner did a quick wine tasting for us, not expecting us to buy as we had bikes and gave us a tour of the mushroom caves which... More 

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Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Visited the centre and looked round with no guide as it was a busy time. Extremely interesting to see the snails mating, and mushroom propagation. Very awkward in a wheel-chair, except the restaurant, with lumps and bumps everywhere in the caves, so I skipped the worst bits! We had lunch afterwards, which was excellent, with generous portions and nice wine... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

I'll admit. I've not been here in a while (years/decades) - but since starting Tripadvisor, I realised I've not reviewed my favourite restaurant! (My two visits were from around 2000) So WOW. It's in the middle of nowhere and used to be difficult to find (I've been twice - we did go back for this place!) and both times I've... More 

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Lubbeek, Belgium
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Original setting. Tasty food for people who like mushrooms. Average quality of the accompanying wine which was pored in small glasses which had become non-transparent due to obsolescence. Waiting time too long. Friendly service by non experienced and nervous young people. Worth one visit if you are in the neighbourhood.

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London, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

We ate in La Cave aux Monies last week whilst visiting the Loire Valley. We chose the restaurant originally for the unique setting. The location is different but we really enjoyed the cave setting and atmosphere, with the restaurant being set 100 metres into the cave. At first we did not really know what to expect from the set menus.... More 

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Pointe-Claire
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216 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

The visit of the mushroom caves are fantastic! You learn how they use to grow them and actually see how they are grown...in addition, you can see how they grow snails! Wow. The diner is also in the cave with traditional local food... A small pocket bread called foué that you fill with beans, mushrooms, mest...delicious! A definitre yes...

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Westlake, Ohio
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2016

This is a very fun experience. We went here to eat with our daughters & it could not have been more of a unique experience. The restaurant is in a cave! The food was very different & included fresh pita, mushrooms, beans & a whole host of other delights! It was quite reasonable, especially because we didn't need to eat... More 

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Montreuil, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016

This strange "troglodyte" restaurant offer very tasty plates from regional specialties at best correct price (menu start from 20). All along, you'll get fresh round bread "Foué" that you'll prepare with your prefered meal : rillettes, salted butter, mushrooms...all specialities from region !? Really better than fast food and typical. ENJOY.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

This is the second time here. Our six-year-old asked to come back having enjoyed it so much last year. Basically it's caves being used to grow mushrooms. They have a big display case of snails: I suspect they are being bred for use in their restaurant. The children really enjoyed looking at the snails and got to hold one. There's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49350 Chenehutte Treves Canault, Saumur, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Maine et Loire  >  Saumur
  • Phone Number: +33 2 41 67 95 64

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?