Les Grottes Petrifiantes, Savonnieres

(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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  • Discovery of this atypical place with a lot of fun. A very nice guide. Impressive place and great discovery of the petrification of objects that we did not know.
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  • While in family friendly. A little disappointed if we have the habit of visiting impressive caves. See anyway. Little fun to do.
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  • Very friendly visit. The explanations are brief and comprehensive. Too bad we can not see more. Thanks to the owners to allow his visits.
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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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