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“High quality gem - real artistry”

Le Mystere des Faluns - Les Perrieres
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We visited as a family of four with 3yo and 7yo children and took a self-guided tour having followed the explanation in French at reception (she would have given it again in English but we declined). The first large cavern had a short animation explaining how the rocks were formed and the caves then excavated for building materials. It was a really charming and beautifully produced animation - which could hold its own as a short film. It held the kids' attention too. Being projected onto the contours of the cave made it very special. The rest of the cave system had a similar feel - filled with ingenious sculptures lit with fibre-optics, and more beautiful animations - all related directly to the history of the caves from dinosaurs to grueling 19th Century stone-cutting. The tour took 60mins at a slow stroll, and we had a picnic under a tree outside afterwards. A great way to spend an morning, or tie-in with a trip to the brilliant Doue Zoo.

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MysteredesFaluns, Gérant at Le Mystere des Faluns - Les Perrieres, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Dear Benjamory,

Thank you for sharing your experience with Trip Advisor Community.

The cave dwelling are really huge and equiped of artistic achievement. In fact, children like the lights, sounds and animations.

We are pleased to see that you enjoyed your visite.

The team of Mystère des Faluns.

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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Visited as an extended family of six aged from 9-72! What a surprise! A quick explanation at the reception from a helpful guide with good English that helped us understand the background. A mysterious walk through caves with films, beautifully lit and carefully presented. We all enjoyed the visit very much. A quiz that was just right for the children to do on their own kept everyone entertained.
The walk took about an hour and was enjoyed by everyone. We all recommend a
visit.

Thank Jo J
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

We enjoyed the self-guided tour through caverns created by stone quarries. We had a friendly welcome at the reception desk. The tour provided an excellent explanation of fossils and history, plus an artistic audio-visual presentation.

Thank CatonsvilleGeorge
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Reviewed 26 July 2017 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 and are self explanatory. There are some french phrases in the Rock which can be easily translated. The introduction was very well explained in English and staff were very friendly. Spent just over an hour here.

Thank Lisa R
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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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