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Cave Museum, Village Troglodyte de Rochemenier
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities
Stockholm, Sweden
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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!?

Visited May 2014
2 Thank Johan E
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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85 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Something completely different.”
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 enjoyed it. If you are in the area you should try and see one of these villages as they are a remarkable example of a bygone era and not something that you will find in many other places.

Visited April 2013
1 Thank 113wanderers
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A trip into the past”
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.

Visited July 2013
2 Thank amanda_Coventry_12
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Yateley, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A small village with limited exhibits”
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.

Visited May 2013
1 Thank Ray P
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frederic m, Gérant at Cave Museum, Village Troglodyte de Rochemenier, responded to this review, 31 July 2016
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Je vous remercie de l'avis que vous avez écrit sur le musée de Rochemenier. Je comprends votre avis écrit en 2013. La nouvelle équipe de gestion est arrivée en février 2013 et depuis bientôt 4 ans nous travaillons à la mise en valeur des objets exposés en apportant une nouvelle muséographie, des informations complémentaires pour comprendre les objets et surtout la vie que les gens avaient dans ces habitations souterraines. La durée de la visite est aujourd'hui d'environ 1h30 et devrait encore s'allonger avec les mises en place en 2017 pour les 50 ans du musée.
Au plaisir de vous revoir à Rochemenier.
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Farmington, Connecticut
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388 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“A little hokey but worth a side trip!”
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!

Visited May 2013
1 Thank Betty L
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