La Vallee Troglodytique des Goupillieres, Azay-le-Rideau

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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. Make La Vallee Troglodytique des Goupillieres a part of your Azay-le-Rideau vacation plans using our Azay-le-Rideau online holiday planner .
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  • We had booked a guided tour for a group of 25 people (of a certain age...). Everyone was excited about the home, the site, the passion of the guide (owner)... His love of the place and the history of the site is communicated to all group who was pleased to participate in this visit. The site was perfectly accessible for seniors even with walking difficulties. If you are looking for a museum with objects behind display cases, go your way... but if you are looking for authenticity and want to discover the troglodytic life in a fun and playful way, you have found the perfect place!
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  • Good to learn for the kids about the simple and hard way of living of the common folks in the middle ages. After seeing the beautiful chateaux in the Loire Valley, this visit really brought us to eart...  more »
  • We had a great time in this site: life in the cave is very well represented: furniture, tools, farm etc... This is a site to visit by taking the time to be in this atmosphere of life of centuries ago... The more it is the welcome and advice.
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