La Vallee Troglodytique des Goupillieres, Azay-le-Rideau

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Historic Site
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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TripAdvisor
  • The person at the front desk is friendly and gave us some interesting information. The visit is enjoyable and informative, but the price is a little high for the site.
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  • a little light little explanation and little animations has part 1 ane 3 rabbits and poultry very little things the restoration wasn't even not open April 8
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  • A very particular to the country of Balzac site. The curiosity of the Troglodyte peasant life in the Valley of the Goupilleres between knowing and D'artannes on Indre. A visit not to be missed.
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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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