We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Musee Paysan du Village Troglodyte de Rochemenier

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 14 rue du Musee, 49700 Louresse-Rochemenier, France
Phone Number:
+33 2 41 59 18 15
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Located in Western France, between the Loire valley and the Atlantic coast,...

Located in Western France, between the Loire valley and the Atlantic coast, the cave dwelling village museum of Rochemenier invites you to discover an underground world.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 296 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 27
  • 31
    Very good
  • 3
  • 0
  • 0
Interesting insight into these underground homes

Visited with 12 year old son who'd got a bit bored with the sunshine and pool! A really interesting and different type of attraction. You follow a self guided tour - English... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2014
Fiona T
Dunblane, United Kingdom
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

296 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 61: English reviews
Dunblane, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
106 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

Visited with 12 year old son who'd got a bit bored with the sunshine and pool! A really interesting and different type of attraction. You follow a self guided tour - English language version available - and visit the homes of the families with artefacts set out as they would have been at the turn of the 20th century. Son... More 

Thank Fiona T
Level Contributor
128 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Excellent and informative, many real artefacts and tools, including photos of former inhabitants. Very clear and tidy, nice flowers on window sills and alcoves, friendly staff, good value. Also reasonable priced drinks and snacks. Highly recommended.

Thank Goldenthigh
Stockholm, Sweden
Level Contributor
22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Interesting but most of the information in france ! How is it possible that the knowledge of other language is so bad in France!?

2 Thank Johan E
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
85 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2014

Visited in April 2013 with 4 kids. Did not know what to expect but had read about these troglodyte villages to had to see one. The staff were very helpful and the admission was relatively cheap and once inside the place the kids could just wander about and explore. As adults we found it quite interesting and the kids really... More 

1 Thank 113wanderers
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2013

The village is a very interesting piece of history and was well laid out. Most of exhibits had French labels but we were given an English guide leaflet and most exhibits were self explanatory anyway. We enjoyed our visit and learnt a lot, we sent a good 1.5 hours there. Glad we went.

2 Thank amanda_Coventry_12
Yateley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
96 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2013

The village is quite small and has limited exhibits. An hour was sufficient for us to see the village and its exhibits. In terms of value for money it was probably just about OK considering small entry fee.

1 Thank Ray P
frederic m, Gérant at Musee Paysan du Village Troglodyte de Rochemenier, responded to this review
Google Translation

Je vous remercie de l'avis que vous avez écrit sur le musée de Rochemenier. Je comprends votre avis écrit en... More 

Farmington, Connecticut
Level Contributor
382 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2013

This place is out of the way and not easy to find but our GPS got us there. My husband thought it was hokey but I found the whole idea of carving out your personal living space from rock a fascinating idea! Glad I went!

1 Thank Betty L
Camberley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
328 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Decent little piece of history in the cave dwellings at Rochemenier. Lots of interesting artefacts in each of the rooms following a logical numbered route, the impressive church at the end was particularly good. Could do with some English signs and explanations but otherwise a good value 1.5 hours attraction.

1 Thank SherpaP
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
381 reviews
276 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2013

We visited this area last year but trying to find it in a hurry passing through, we came across Doue la Fontaine instead where we saw a troglodyte cave where the limestone was used for roman sarcophagi. We were also given a booklet to read all about these caves and managed to get a tourist leaflet about places in the... More 

2 Thank rondonel
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2013

We visited this place after the Bioparc Zoo with our 3yr old and 5yr old. It was a great experience - wandering in and out of the many caves, and reading (from the guide book) the explanations of what we were seeing. This place was inhabited up until the 1950s, and it is amazing to think people lived until very... More 

1 Thank sheepdip2k

Travellers who viewed Musee Paysan du Village Troglodyte de Rochemenier also viewed

Doue-la-Fontaine, Maine et Loire
Saumur, Maine et Loire
Doue-la-Fontaine, Maine et Loire

Been to Musee Paysan du Village Troglodyte de Rochemenier? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Musee Paysan du Village Troglodyte de Rochemenier staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?