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Interesting, worth a visit

Good way to spend an hour or so, interpretation written in leaflet and wall mounted . Like the way... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
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Very interesting!

Great site displaying 1500 years of history! It’s a fairly short walk around so it’s good for... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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16 Sep 2018
“Interesting, worth a visit”
25 Aug 2018
“Very interesting!”
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Good way to spend an hour or so, interpretation written in leaflet and wall mounted . Like the way the different eras were staged.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Great site displaying 1500 years of history! It’s a fairly short walk around so it’s good for younger children. There are also other places of interest near by if you want to make a day of it.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff in this small site in Doue. In a residential area so not a lot of parking but small shop and interesting visit. Interesting guided tour in French going on whilst we were there.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank horacesmum
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2016
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.

Date of experience: July 2015
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.

Date of experience: June 2015
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

Date of experience: September 2014
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

Date of experience: May 2014
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

Date of experience: September 2013
2  Thank Serena W
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