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Cave Museum, Village Troglodyte de Rochemenier

Opens in 29 min: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 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.
Opens in 29 min
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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14 rue du Musee, 49700 Louresse-Rochemenier, France
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+33 2 41 59 18 15
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 November 2007

We visited Rochemenier in August 2007 on a return trip to the Loire Valley, we found it the most incredible awe inspiring place. A real living museum. The multi-lingual owner was most charming and informative. A real must to visit. I will certainly return.

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Reviewed 10 March 2013

I had not done enough homework as I thought this site was from a more distant past. As you wandered the site, it became clear that it was in active use up until maybe the early or mid 20th century. Imagining living here during the...More

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frederic m, Gérant at Cave Museum, Village Troglodyte de Rochemenier, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2016
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All reviews interesting place well worth a visit self guided tour english guide interesting visit gift shop loire valley plenty of free parking day trip above ground village hall farms photographs life insight inhabitants furniture
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

this was a must see for me and my husband did actually enjoy it.We were trying to imagine living and working there. very hard but if that is your life and everyone pulled together who am I to have an opinion the two farms were...More

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Frederic M, Gérant at Cave Museum, Village Troglodyte de Rochemenier, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you very much for your interest in Rochemenier. Indeed, all the rooms are numbered to direct visitors in the museum. Hope to see you again in our museum.

Reviewed 2 October 2018

This was a real insight into the past. The museum is very well maintained, good information provided and a great experience for young and old alike. Our young kids really enjoyed our visitto the Museum. It wasa very unique experience and well worth doing travelling...More

Thank EoinLW
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Amazing insight into a way of life in the not so distant past. Informative and interesting displays. The caves themselves are accessible and fascinating. There is an English map guide available. There is a little kiosk for coffee or icecream but unfortunately the gift shop...More

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Frederic M, Gérant at Cave Museum, Village Troglodyte de Rochemenier, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Thank you very much for your interest in the museum of Rochemenier. We want to precise that the museum is accessible to strollers at 95 % and to disabled people with an accompanied access, information on accessibility of the museum is on website Accessible.net. The parking...More

Reviewed 16 September 2018

We came to visit the Troglodyte Village in September and it was such a tranquil and beautiful place. We learned loads about the Troglodyte way of life. We could imagine how cool in summer and cosy in winter the families were who lived there. I...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We never seen houses/farms created this way; carved out the land. The tour takes you through different types of chambers/houses. Good information at each cave accompanied by nice photos. It tells a remarkable story of this area. With a visit. Also very good for families...More

Thank Ton E
Reviewed 12 August 2018

A real surprise to find so much of interest and to be able to "feel" what it would have been like to live here within the last century. An interesting "pack" for the children to keep them engaged too. Thoroughly recommended and not expensive for...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Quite complete and fascinating look at a cave complex which was used until 50 years ago. The place has translations in English which helped. Takes about 1 hr to go round.

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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic place - an interesting, magical and historical site. Really well presented with some superb multimedia displays that really bring out the atmosphere of the ancient cave dwellings. Great value for money for our family of 5, paying 18E for all of us....More

1  Thank matthew s
Reviewed 25 May 2018

It was truly amazing to see how the rural traditional living of France was. Initially a quarry homes barn and stores were cut into the rock below ground, even with its own church.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

It was a rainy damp day, and needed a bit of a break. Didnt look very inviting when we walked down the steps due to the weather, but once we entered the museum as its called, the whole place became quite fascinating. There was an...More

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You'll need some type of transportation; perhaps a bus. Enjoy Tours, it's a very interesting town to walk around.
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