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Les Grottes Petrifiantes

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Amazing visitor attraction

Visited these caves which took about 1.5 hours to complete the 3 caves. Excellent "walk down the... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
60mce
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Nice place to cool down

It was ok but not as impressive as suggested by the literature . Very slippy in places so wouldn't... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
flowergirlUk
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An underground cave featuring strange rock formations.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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61 route des Grottes Petrifiantes, 37510 Savonnieres, France
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+33 2 47 50 00 09
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Visited these caves which took about 1.5 hours to complete the 3 caves. Excellent "walk down the ages" the only issue being the commentary was only in French which excluded English (us), Chinese, German, American all of whom were in our group.

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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

This visit was really disappointing! First we have to wait for the visit and nothing is done to distract us while waiting. Then we visited two caves. Sometimes you will have the same guide, if not, in both caves you hear the same stuff, which...More

Thank sabinesanya
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Decided to visit the grottes as a change from the numerous chateaux in the ,area, and very glad we did, such an interesting place. Our tour guide, although she had to do her explanation in French, was very willing to answer any questions we had...More

1  Thank BucksBodger
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

1  Thank flowergirlUk
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

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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...More

Thank Roz C
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...More

Thank Mec_World_Traveler
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.

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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
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.

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