La Vallee Troglodytique des Goupillieres, Azay-le-Rideau
(3.9/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
Discover medieval caves and their historical uses at La Vallee Troglodytique des Goupillieres. These caves feature three farms dug into the stone with wells, bakers' ovens, cattle sheds, a grain silo, and an underground refuge. Let your children's imaginations run free with reproductions of a cabin, fortress, and a witch’s house. Then go inside the enclosed garden filled with plants to make a butterfly's paradise. Dine at The Troglodyte Gourmand serving tartines, pancakes, drinks, and homemade ice cream. Guided tours are only in French, but printed booklets in English describe the caves that were dug out by peasant farmers and builders during the Middle Ages. See La Vallee Troglodytique des Goupillieres and all Azay-le-Rideau has to offer by arranging your trip with our Azay-le-Rideau travel itinerary maker.
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  • This troglodyte farm shows visitors what was farming in Touraine centuries ago, when farmers lived appointed caves. The fun tour will appeal to the large or small: panels explanatory, animals, games, puzzles... This is what a nature friendly afternoon! To be avoided in case of wet weather outdoor activity. Parking for vehicles at 300 meters from the entrance, parking space for people with disabilities at 50 meters. The site is accessible to the hearing impaired.
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  • Located in a balloon cashed and declined, the village seems to have stopped suddenly. It is an excellent complement to a visit to the castles that allows to show the children the misery which cotoyzit opulence
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  • Village interesting to understand whence the stones from the beautiful castles of the region and how the peasants lived and subject but the visit is fast. Fortunately the green setting catches a little bitterness that can be had!
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  • One of the best troglodyte places to visit with kids. Run by a family who pours its love into the place. And do try the foués.
  • This place is awesome. We got there early and the owner showed up from nowhere and opened up for us. He spoke enough English, and was very cheerful. He also would explain stuff to us as he saw us wondering the property. Only down fall is the mosquitos!!!!!!! Good luck
  • Understand whence all these stones that made the castles and cathedrals of France through this site friendly and suitable for adults and children
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  • Super farm troglodyte. Ideal visit with children. Donkey, rabbits, geese, pigs, turkeys... There is something for everyone.
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  • Very good explanation of the history of this place and excellent staging, not to be missed.
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