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La cave aux moines

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49350 Chenehutte Treves Canault, Saumur, France
02 41 67 95 64
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 stars 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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94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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4 of 5 stars 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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Woking, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Very unusual location - restaurant inside a cave but a novelty worth experiencing, especially if you like mushrooms! Menu is very limited but staff are friendly enough and it all makes for something different to talk about. Worth doing once.

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Dudley
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This restaurant is situated along the banks of the Loire about 100 metres into a system of caves. A flat walk takes you into an amazing room with pizza style oven cut into the walls. They grow mushrooms and have them in a few different ways. Their speciality is their small puffed up flat breads, rather like hot pittas but... More 

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Michigan
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My friend and I stopped by here while wandering through France. It was a time they happened to be closed, but we saw one man who was there and he was kind enough to open up the caves for us to wine taste quickly! Very friendly, and so kind of him (perhaps helpful in part that my friend is French... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49350 Chenehutte Treves Canault, Saumur, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Maine et Loire  >  Saumur
  • Phone Number: 02 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?