Les Grottes Petrifiantes, Savonnieres

Categories: Geologic Formations, Caves, Nature & Parks
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3.2/5 based on 170+ 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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  • Guided tour to discover the origin of the 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. wear good shoes for slippery ground. Not accessible to people with reduced mobility. think about taking a sweater it's averaged 15 degrees year-round.
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  • The small caves are used to promote the wines of the region and petrified objects. Limited interest.
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  • A nice discovery and explanations by really nice guides, responses appropriate. We can discover a shop with the wide choice, a workshop for children and a tasting of Rosé to the end. Allow about 30 minutes for each cave and shoes who avoid drag because some places are really slippery. I loved and j will return with my kids without hesitation.
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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.
  • Discovery of a special technique (the petrification). Comments from the interssants guide.
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  • Super time, visit of the super cave, a good time with a small glass of pink at the bottom of the first cave, the guide is charming. To cover 14 degrees constantly. To be seen and reviewed.
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  • Found this cave by chance by visiting castles in the surrounding area. It was very good and surprising at a time. It's worth to visit, visit staff were charming and very good explanations.
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  • Beautiful place. The visit is sympathetic with everything that has a cave: humidity, slippery, not very high roof... However as says another comment, it is a commercial place... With a shop that is sold as a Museum, and the dinosaurs in the cave 2 that have nothing to do here. And what about the tasting of wine at the end: even a commercial time.
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