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Address: 61 route des Grottes Petrifiantes, 37510 Savonnieres, France
Phone Number:
+33 2 47 50 00 09
09:30 - 19:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 19:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

An underground cave featuring strange rock formations.

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Nice place to cool down

It was ok but not as impressive as suggested by the literature . Very slippy in places so wouldn't recommend to very old or very young

Reviewed 22 August 2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

It was ok but not as impressive as suggested by the literature . Very slippy in places so wouldn't recommend to very old or very young

Thank flowergirlUk
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Visited with a large family group. We all really enjoyed it.Lovely to walk round and not worry about the being told not to touch. Very reasonable entrance price. One of our party was pregnant and she had no issue walking round even in flip-flops

Thank Happy552014
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

We were a group of 10 ranging from 7yrs-60yrs. It was a great experience everyone enjoyed it. The guide gave an excellent tour in English and answered any questions we had. It was lovely that the children (and big kids) were able to touch the limestone and the waterfalls. The wine tasting was great too.

Thank Roz C
Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

I found this place looking for prehistorical caves to visit. It's a small place right beside Chateau de Villandry. I love geology and understanding how things were created. This turned out to be a really good place to visit before seeing the Loire castles as it used to the a lime stone quarry. I recommend to do so. Makes it... More 

Thank Mec_World_Traveler
Paris, France
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218 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Extremely interesting guided tour led by an enthusiastic lady. I enjoyed the visit but very slippery or uneven grounds in some parts. Could be safer.

Thank Happy-and-smiling-m
Sammamish, Washington
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187 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Took the tour and while not huge it's nice to go underground in the summer heat. This is a great outing near the Villandry castle and fun for kids. Granted it's not Lascaux...

Thank PixieSam59
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

Two caves and an interesting new skill (petrification) learned about. Slippery at points...don't wear flip flops (like I did)! Models a little 'off' but kids enjoyed. We got the tour in English as the only visitors...It is usually French with an English translation sheet.

1 Thank Helen S
DFW, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2014

Now I have visited a number of Caves in the US. All were reasonably easy to traverse without danger to the patrons with the walkways paved so as to be smooth enough for just about anyone to handle. However, these grottoes at this location in France did not have a paved walkway, the ground is uneven, with water flowing over... More 

Thank thejohnsmith
Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2014

These caves have been used to quarry limestone from the middle ages - lots of the Chateauz in the are are made from rock form these caves! The caves are now used for petrification of objects. To my eye it all seemed to be messing about with a culturally significant site but hey, they had been doing if for hundreds... More 

Thank Fiona B
Perth, Australia
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90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2014

A one hour worthwhile tour. Do use good sturdy shoes with a good grip as the floor is very slippery. There are a couple of slopes which are very arduous and not recommended for the elderly. The guide was knowledgeable and the tour can be conducted in English providing there are enough English speakers. Within a French group you will... More 

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