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“Time Travel at its Best”

Le Mystere des Faluns - Les Perrieres
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
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 experience including sound, light, installations and information, for visitors of every age.

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"quarries"
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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 and sounds through the impressive chambers.

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Reviewed 6 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 scooter and the path down was fully accessible, as was the caves below. Thank youthe, staff we excellent and helpful.

Thank n1772
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Reviewed 27 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 aspects.Parts are more absorbing than others and you could easily walk through without taking that much time - particularly if you didn't stop of view the films. It is not an attraction that would be on my" must see list but I was with a group that wanted to visit. Unusual - yes and quite impressive technology.

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Reviewed 18 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 'art' makes for an enjoyable hour or so. Not something you would find too often and a nice excursion .

Thank Chris H
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