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La cave aux moines

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49350 Chenehutte Treves Canault, Saumur, France
+33 2 41 67 95 64
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We had a family gathering while visiting France and had the most memorable, wonderful, delicious experience! We will never forget our visit! The setting is superb, you are literally in a cave - with amazing menu and very attentive servers. We had this house specialty mushroom dish with escargot and it was heaven.

Thank FLFamFive
Brussels, Belgium
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Discover local food in a underground troglodyte restaurant! Few menus but all with local products! Great great food and fantastic location! A must do!

Thank Sophie W
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped here as we were cycling past and fancied a wine tasting. We wheeled our bikes inside, only to walk on for nearly 200m into the cave. It was incredible. The lovely owner did a quick wine tasting for us, not expecting us to buy as we had bikes and gave us a tour of the mushroom caves which... More 

Thank Charles O
Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Visited the centre and looked round with no guide as it was a busy time. Extremely interesting to see the snails mating, and mushroom propagation. Very awkward in a wheel-chair, except the restaurant, with lumps and bumps everywhere in the caves, so I skipped the worst bits! We had lunch afterwards, which was excellent, with generous portions and nice wine... More 

Thank Arthur255
Leicester, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

I'll admit. I've not been here in a while (years/decades) - but since starting Tripadvisor, I realised I've not reviewed my favourite restaurant! (My two visits were from around 2000) So WOW. It's in the middle of nowhere and used to be difficult to find (I've been twice - we did go back for this place!) and both times I've... More 

1 Thank egrek
Lubbeek, Belgium
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Original setting. Tasty food for people who like mushrooms. Average quality of the accompanying wine which was pored in small glasses which had become non-transparent due to obsolescence. Waiting time too long. Friendly service by non experienced and nervous young people. Worth one visit if you are in the neighbourhood.

1 Thank Jan S
London, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We ate in La Cave aux Monies last week whilst visiting the Loire Valley. We chose the restaurant originally for the unique setting. The location is different but we really enjoyed the cave setting and atmosphere, with the restaurant being set 100 metres into the cave. At first we did not really know what to expect from the set menus.... More 

1 Thank Canadauk2012
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225 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

The visit of the mushroom caves are fantastic! You learn how they use to grow them and actually see how they are grown...in addition, you can see how they grow snails! Wow. The diner is also in the cave with traditional local food... A small pocket bread called foué that you fill with beans, mushrooms, mest...delicious! A definitre yes...

1 Thank michel_josee
Westlake, Ohio
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

This is a very fun experience. We went here to eat with our daughters & it could not have been more of a unique experience. The restaurant is in a cave! The food was very different & included fresh pita, mushrooms, beans & a whole host of other delights! It was quite reasonable, especially because we didn't need to eat... More 

Thank LynneDDHH
Montreuil, France
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

This strange "troglodyte" restaurant offer very tasty plates from regional specialties at best correct price (menu start from 20). All along, you'll get fresh round bread "Foué" that you'll prepare with your prefered meal : rillettes, salted butter, mushrooms...all specialities from region !? Really better than fast food and typical. ENJOY.

Thank Bruno L

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49350 Chenehutte Treves Canault, Saumur, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Maine et Loire  >  Saumur
  • Phone Number: +33 2 41 67 95 64

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?