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Great hidden jewel

This place fascinated me. It’s not expensive and the history is really great. I highly recommend a... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
SanLazaro2014
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Franklin, Tennessee
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Down in history

Interesting visit to a unique phenomenon in this part of France. Only partly unearthed. It is... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2016
Pearl49
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 Jul 2018
“Great hidden jewel”
5 Sep 2016
“Down in history”
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1 rue de la Croix Mordret, 49700, Doue-la-Fontaine, France
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

This place fascinated me. It’s not expensive and the history is really great. I highly recommend a visit if you’re in the region.

Thank SanLazaro2014
Reviewed 5 September 2016

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

2  Thank Pearl49
Reviewed 7 July 2015

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.

3  Thank Vera1603
Reviewed 19 June 2015

Unusual. Photos were great. Life in caves, farming life. Certainly not boring. Great value for money. Loads of parking.

Thank Lynfa F
Reviewed 13 September 2014

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

Thank Colgate50
Reviewed 6 July 2014

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

2  Thank joco1964
Reviewed 11 September 2013

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

2  Thank Serena W
Reviewed 22 July 2013

The site was very impressive and the guided tour was incredibly in-depth and informative. A great place to escape the midday heat and full of history.

1  Thank EandNB
Reviewed 10 July 2013

This was very interesting and informative and the workings are quite shallow so you are not too far underground. We had excellent guides who were English students working for bed & board to improve their French.

Thank Colin H
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