Cave Museum, Village Troglodytique de Rochemenier

Cave Museum, Village Troglodytique de Rochemenier

Cave Museum, Village Troglodytique de Rochemenier
4.5
Speciality MuseumsCaverns & CavesHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Carolyn D
Leicester, UK53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Wow! This trip back through the ages was brilliant. There is loads to see and most of the explanations of what you’re viewing is provided both in French and English. It was amazing how they lived and worked but so much of what they designed is still being used in modern day technology although seriously updated of course. The principals are the same. People worked here until the 1960’s. Easy to park and easy access. The route is very well planned out and easy to follow. For 8E it is so worth a visit. !00% recommend.
Written 30 August 2023
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Samantha V
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
The cave museum was very interesting for both adults and children and our kids (5&8yrs) loved it. We had never seen troglodyte caves before so it was a new experience.
Written 21 August 2023
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Susiq
35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Although we enjoyed our afternoon here, I found it a little too staged with items strategically placed! One impressive piece was the shadow puppet imagery in one of the caves. It was nice that we were given a leaflet which explained each cave and were allowed to wander around at our own pace.
Written 15 August 2023
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Ilene M
Glasgow, UK73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
This was not what I was expecting but was very interested in what I found. It was much more "civilised" than I expected as people led normal lives there right up until the mid 20th Century. It was very pleasant to walk around and see the farm machinery and learn about their lives in the cool of the caves. It was good value at 8 EURO.
Written 12 August 2023
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Jacqueline M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
An extraordinary place with a fascinating history presented with great sensitivity and a sense of fun. It is a special history site and a great family location to visit. Helpful friendly staff and lots of information available on other attractions in the area. The little 14th century church across the road worth visit too. Also try a Troglodyte beer! It is very good. Highly recommend this experience. It has lots of authenticity.
Written 21 July 2023
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Mike T
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent and rather surprising place to visit, not too expensive and very informative - and it's much bigger than it looks too !!
Written 6 June 2023
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David A
West Bridgford, UK1,071 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Went here on a very hot day hoping or some respite, which we got as the caves were at a steady cool temperature.
This is approached from the car park up the road about 100yards.

The actual village is down steps or a slope for wheelchairs to the pay booth. Here yo are either given a paper description or those with a mobile phone can use their Wi-Fi and. qR code to download the guide to your phone.
The village consists of some 20+ caves around 2 troglodyte farms. They are easy to follow and the guide on your phone is duplicated on the walls as you go. It is well lit, easy to follow and. Contains lots of interesting facts.
It was interesting, educational and enjoyable.
Written 15 June 2022
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Bunnio
Yorkshire England181 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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, UK567 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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, UK75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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