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
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
About
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 A$11.19
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Bunnio
Yorkshire England174 contributions
Well kept with good explanations in English
Sep. 2019
Our visit lasted 1 1/2 hrs. We bought the 3 euro booklet.
It is 2 farms joined together.
Signing is a little innacurate at times and not always matched up wiht the numbers in the booklet. Well looked after. Looking round as a group coud be quite challenging as inside spaces are qute small.
Written 16 October 2019
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Trevor N
Jersey, UK412 contributions
Interesting and informative
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 11 September 2019
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Karen C
Winchester, UK59 contributions
Super on a hot day
Aug. 2019 • Family
Visited as a family of five, two adults and 3 teenagers aged 14, 15 and 15.

Reasonably priced entry. We used the booklet guide which was great. The guy in the ticket office was very friendly and helpful.

A great little museum which offers relief from the heat on a super hot day!

If you have mobility problems it’s probably not so good as there are a number of steps and in places, by the very nature of what it is, the ground is uneven.

You definitely wouldn’t spend more than 1.5 hours here but it is a great and interesting museum.
Written 19 August 2019
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rosentel
Bournemouth, UK225 contributions
Fascinating
This is a lot more than we expected, we wandered around here for a couple of hours in the cool of the caves discovering this very unusual way of life.The inhabitants were obviously very resourceful and able to adapt their dwellings as they needed. It particularly came to life with the various photos in some of the rooms, and especially so with the La veillee des ombres audio visual. A surprisingly fascinating piece of history.
Written 19 July 2019
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Rebecca C
Helston, UK12 contributions
Troglodyte village
Jul. 2019 • Couples
This place is amazing. Well worth a visit that you can actually live and farm underground. There are lots of artefacts that make you realise nothing is a new invention
Written 9 July 2019
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TriciaPetriClark
Isle of Skye, UK36 contributions
Fantastic museum cave village
Jul. 2019 • Couples
A fascinating place to spend a few hours. Eat at Les Delices de la Roche, serving excellent food just a minutes walk away from this underground village of cave dwellings. Beautiful surroundings. Highly recommended.
Written 4 July 2019
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diane w
10 contributions
Highly interesting
Jun. 2019 • Friends
This was a fascinating slice of history - well presented and I was enthralled. Lots of small exhibits from the lives of the cave dwellers. Sadly the staff were not up to the standard of the museum. The gift shop wasn't open and we were told "just a couple of minutes" - after waiting a further ten minutes we left without stepping foot inside. No apologies.
Written 2 July 2019
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We would like to thank you for your interest in the Cave dwelling Museum. We apologise for the unavailabilty of the staff in the shop at the time of your visit. Thanks to your comment we are going to adjust our information. See you next time in the museum.
Written 5 July 2019
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Franck-Tobias
Earl Shilton, UK100 contributions
Very good....
Aug. 2018
Small village inside a small village... parking ok and a lovely restaurant outside the venue. The caves were welcome especially if you want to keep cool!
Written 30 June 2019
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GerMar60
Burton-on-Trent1,251 contributions
What an interesting place!
Jul. 2018 • Couples
This is a place which is well worth a visit. The layout is excellent and as you go through there is a lot of very useful information both on the sign boards and in the guide leaflet.
Written 14 June 2019
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DelLancashire
Chorley, UK235 contributions
A fantastic and unique experience
Apr. 2019 • Couples
Totally uncommercialised, the underground troglodyte village was only discovered in the 60s and has been left mainly as it was found. The life of the people who lived there is explained clearly (in English too) and was totally fascinating.
Written 11 April 2019
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