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Le Mystere des Faluns - Les Perrieres

7 Rue d'Anjou | Doué-la-Fontaine, 49700, Doue-la-Fontaine, France
+33 2 41 59 71 29
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Interesting and unique experience

You learn about how people mined the tick and takes you back in time to 11 million years ago and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lisa R
via mobile
Time Travel at its Best

If you feel like a change from visiting the chateaux, this is a great visit. This huge cathedral... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2016
Chinon, France
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7 Rue d'Anjou | Doué-la-Fontaine, 49700, Doue-la-Fontaine, France
+33 2 41 59 71 29
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You learn about how people mined the tick and takes you back in time to 11 million years ago and explains how the Rick was formed. Really does not matter if you don't speak french as the videos on the Rick are set to music...More

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 13 October 2016

If you feel like a change from visiting the chateaux, this is a great visit. This huge cathedral like old quarries make you travel back millions of years in time, when Europe was covered by water and the local stone Tuffeau was created. A wonderful...More

Thank NSDTRontheroad
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

When you have soms time to spare, you have to visit this place! Perhaps not to exiting for kids but you get explained hoe the limestone was created and how it was excavated by the stoneman.Above all you get a fascinating tour with lights projection...More

Thank Ingrid1309
Reviewed 7 August 2016

This trip into the caves was preceded by a short presentation in French as you would expect, however the staff went out of their way to translate into English for us. You can visit unaccompanied which is great. One of our party was using a...More

Thank n1772
Reviewed 28 July 2016

2The height of the caves is quite something & the story of how they were dug out by quarrying farmers is interesting. The authorities have added light and sound effects to add "mystery" to various areas and give an idea of the geological and scientific...More

Thank Eppie6
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Decided to head underground on a hot day, followed by a spot of lunch. Chose le Mystère and found it quite different and enjoyable. Very pleasant welcome and explanation of the visit and the mix of background to the quarry activity and the presentation of...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 30 June 2016

You need to be pretty desperate to need to go to this cave. Tries to be more than it is which is just a cave with some pretty lights. Not recommended.

Thank exeman
Reviewed 11 October 2015

An outstanding and immersive son et lumiere display of troglodyte life. So imaginatively put together it was a joy to visit. Please add it to your itinerary if you are in the area.

Thank Peter_and_Sheila
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

This a C19th quarry, which has been filled with a light and sound show trying to illustrate that the area was previously under the sea, and subsequently savannah. Tastefully/artfully done but not a must see. Suspect the EU may have spent the several million euros...More

Thank AndyCrossley
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

We visited the caves unsure of what to expect we were not dissapointed. The caves had been imaginatively filled. The lighting and sound effects were perfect. Although visiting in August is was fairly quiet so you were able to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere. Entrance fairly...More

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