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La Vallee Troglodytique des Goupillieres

#4 of 12 things to do in Azay-le-Rideau Features Animals
| Les Goupillieres, 37190 Azay-le-Rideau, France
+33 2 47 96 60 84
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An unusual place!

My 2 children (12 and 14) and I visited this place and enjoyed it! The site consists of 3 cave... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Vancouver, Canada
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... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2016
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| Les Goupillieres, 37190 Azay-le-Rideau, France
+33 2 47 96 60 84

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My 2 children (12 and 14) and I visited this place and enjoyed it! The site consists of 3 cave dwellings and associated buildings, furnished/equipped as they would have been when used. There are also enclosures with various far animals. The caves were inhabited in...More

Thank mvb1826
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.

Thank SMRahman
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.

Thank Crocodee
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...More

1  Thank Veronique378
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,...More

1  Thank sammytheshammy2012
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...More

1  Thank 2griff
Reviewed 6 May 2016

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

1  Thank Julie S
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...More

Thank Mary A
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...More

Thank Measoko
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.

1  Thank Jim E
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