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Interesting visit to a unique phenomenon in this part of France. Only partly unearthed. It is almost unbelievable that 35000 sarcophages have been cut out of this 'soft' stone. We were almost alone and got great additional information (also about the local rose culture) from...More
Not knowing much about the these structures or their history, this tour was very informative. Our guide from Boston was very enthusiastic and jovial. We learned a lot. Note that this particular site seemed to have limited opening times, so check before you go.
I didn't know what to expect but found the place so interesting yet bizarre. There have even been sarcophygi (sorry about the spelling) in England. You can clearly see the carving marks left by the stonemasons. You are invited to try out a hole in...More
It was an afternoon well spent for 6 euros. However beware of opening hours. There is only one or two guided tours per day, make sure you find out beforehand. Perhaps more in summer?!?
This troglodyte has served its purpose throughout history. From the vikings...More
This place is unique in that it was a sarcophagus factory until the 8th century-- a different story than other troglodytes in the area. Our tour guide was a volunteer from the UK who had come over specifically to run English-speaking tours in exchange for...More