Les Grottes Petrifiantes, Savonnieres

(3.1/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
You can walk through the two caves at Les Grottes Petrifiantes that were mostly formed during the Middle Ages. The stone (tuffeau) was quarried to build a nearby château. Romans were present in the caves as evidenced by the discovery of their pottery, manual mills, and a graveyard with seven gravestones remaining. Centuries later, the caves flooded with water, slowly creating new passages. Objects placed under the grottoes' springs for six months to a year get covered in limestone, creating a petrified appearance. Plan your visit to Les Grottes Petrifiantes and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Savonnieres travel itinerary maker.
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  • This site visit guided by a young woman familiar with the place. the two small caves contain some exciting discoveries, even if there is little to see.
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  • Very well explained - for spawning interesting visit! Very good guide-2grottes to see. Hand to provide good shoes! To do with family and friends.
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  • That's nice but nothing more, the guide was pleasant even though we have to wait 30 minutes of hypothetical other visitors! The visit is nice. The reproduction of "shabby" dinosaurs of the former owner have nothing to do the. The "Museum" part (and made a shop) offers too dated items for our part.
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  • A bit of a waste of time and too expensive for what it is.They cattled us through the caves to see objects being calcified by water. I would only do it if you have too much money to spend and have seen absolutely every castle in the valley.
  • It is interesting, what you all can produce sintered hard-water. Toys, dishes, wax models up to a fossilized Fox is valuable to see but also curiosities. All exhibits must be turned regularly so they don't bake together. The Grotto is run like a factory. In the second cave, wine can be sampled in "cool" atmosphere.
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  • Enchanting. Small flat for the guide a little dry
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  • Guided tour to discover the origin of these cellars. Possible discovery of the different methods of petrifications in savonnieres. Time: about 1 hour, the visit includes wine tasting. Possible workshop for children after the visit. Provide good shoes as slippery ground. Not accessible to anyone with reduced mobility. Think about taking a sweater it's averaged 15 degrees year-round.
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  • I was in this cave: - explained the concept of petrification - showed the dinosaurs, - poured a glass of rose. I did not understand the report but it was nice.
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