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Les Grottes Petrifiantes

61 route des Grottes Petrifiantes, 37510 Savonnieres, France
+33 2 47 50 00 09
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Nice place to cool down

It was ok but not as impressive as suggested by the literature . Very slippy in places so wouldn't... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016

Visited with a large family group. We all really enjoyed it.Lovely to walk round and not worry... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2016
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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An underground cave featuring strange rock formations.
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good45%
  • Average18%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible4%
22 Aug 2016
“Nice place to cool down”
9 Aug 2016
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
61 route des Grottes Petrifiantes, 37510 Savonnieres, France
+33 2 47 50 00 09
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

It was ok but not as impressive as suggested by the literature . Very slippy in places so wouldn't recommend to very old or very young

Thank flowergirlUk
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Visited with a large family group. We all really enjoyed it.Lovely to walk round and not worry about the being told not to touch. Very reasonable entrance price. One of our party was pregnant and she had no issue walking round even in flip-flops

Thank Happy552014
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We were a group of 10 ranging from 7yrs-60yrs. It was a great experience everyone enjoyed it. The guide gave an excellent tour in English and answered any questions we had. It was lovely that the children (and big kids) were able to touch the...More

Thank Roz C
Reviewed 14 June 2016

I found this place looking for prehistorical caves to visit. It's a small place right beside Chateau de Villandry. I love geology and understanding how things were created. This turned out to be a really good place to visit before seeing the Loire castles as...More

Thank Mec_World_Traveler
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Extremely interesting guided tour led by an enthusiastic lady. I enjoyed the visit but very slippery or uneven grounds in some parts. Could be safer.

Thank Happy-and-smiling-m
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Took the tour and while not huge it's nice to go underground in the summer heat. This is a great outing near the Villandry castle and fun for kids. Granted it's not Lascaux...

Thank PixieSam59
Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

Two caves and an interesting new skill (petrification) learned about. Slippery at points...don't wear flip flops (like I did)! Models a little 'off' but kids enjoyed. We got the tour in English as the only visitors...It is usually French with an English translation sheet.

1  Thank Helen S
Reviewed 6 November 2014

Now I have visited a number of Caves in the US. All were reasonably easy to traverse without danger to the patrons with the walkways paved so as to be smooth enough for just about anyone to handle. However, these grottoes at this location in...More

Thank thejohnsmith
Reviewed 15 September 2014

These caves have been used to quarry limestone from the middle ages - lots of the Chateauz in the are are made from rock form these caves! The caves are now used for petrification of objects. To my eye it all seemed to be messing...More

Thank Fiona B
Reviewed 20 June 2014

A one hour worthwhile tour. Do use good sturdy shoes with a good grip as the floor is very slippery. There are a couple of slopes which are very arduous and not recommended for the elderly. The guide was knowledgeable and the tour can be...More

1  Thank joco1964
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