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Les Grottes Petrifiantes, Savonnieres
Categories: Geologic Formations, Caves, Nature & Parks
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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Visite guidée pour découvrir l'origine des caves. Découverte des différentes methodes de petrifications possible à savonnieres. durée environ 1h, la visite comprend une dégustation de vin. atelier pos... read more »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.show original
Les petites grottes servent à faire la promotion des vins de la région et d'objets pétrifiés . Intérêt limité.The small caves are used to promote the wines of the region and petrified objects. Limited interest.show original
Une jolie découverte et des explications par les guides vraiment agréable, des réponses appropriés . On peut découvrir une boutique aux larges choix, un atelier pour enfants et une dégustation de vin ... read more »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.show original
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.
Stéphane SchweitzerDiscovery of a special technique (the petrification). Comments from the interssants guide.show original
Jacky WEYENBERGHSuper 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.show original
Guillaume LepinayFound 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.show original
Vincent LabatBeautiful 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.show original
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