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La Vallee Troglodytique des Goupillieres

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Address: | Les Goupillieres, 37190 Azay-le-Rideau, France
Phone Number: +33 2 47 96 60 84
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A nice place like Colonial Williamsburg in France

How did the peasants live while the royalty lived in the lap of luxury in palaces? What was life like for regular rural folk? This is a true lesson in history.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 September 2016
SMRahman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

How did the peasants live while the royalty lived in the lap of luxury in palaces? What was life like for regular rural folk? This is a true lesson in history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Many fun activities for primary schoolers. Our teenagers were underwhelmed. Interesting to see how many lived while François I was in his châteaux! Worth a visit.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

After having visited a few chateaux the kids were in dire need of a change! We spent a few hours at this historic site, discovering how farmers used to love from the middle ages up to recently in those troglodyte buildings. We had lunch at their restaurant, le Troglodyte Gourmand were we tried the local "fouées" Overall a great experience!!... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

I don't want to sound negative as the owner is very enthusiastic about the history of his place - but there wasn't much to see or do. A few small houses and caves. It was interesting that until fairly recently some people lived in them, but not interesting enough to pay to visit.

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Southampton, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

This is a small Troglodyte village. You will walk down a very small "valley" and see the cave rooms they carved out to live in. They have animals- rabbits and baby bunnies, a lamb, mule, goat, large turkey and geese. Adorable, shows how hard and simple life was.

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Paris, Île-de-France, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Great fun. Children appreciated not having to visit another chateaux. An interesting bit of history.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

My family had a great time here. I have two boys, aged 11 and 13. We all loved seeing how the people lived in the caves. They have a lovely garden and some well-kept farm animals, too. They also had a trail which led up to a forested area. There was a wooden fort for kids to play in up... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

My boyfriend and I were very interested in the Troglodyte history and how they lived, so we were very much looking forward to this visit. It was wonderful to see how the other half (95%!) lived way back when these beautiful Chateaus and area were being built up. The current owner paid much detail to attention while putting this farm... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Tour is self paced. Reasonable price. My wife and I enjoyed to see how those who toiled to supply the chateaus and castles lived. Recommend a visit if you are in the area.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

The people who work here were very pleasant. There were many families there and the children really seemed to be enjoying it. There were many animals and they all appeared to be well cared for. It was interesting to see how people lived at the time.

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