Les Grottes Petrifiantes, Savonnieres

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#5 of 13 in Nature in Centre-Val de Loire
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. Add Les Grottes Petrifiantes to your Savonnieres travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Savonnieres trip site .
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  • Very nice cave. We learned the principle of petrification. Our children have been absorbed by the site. Visit n is not too long. You can ask questions
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  • The website does not mention that the price is rough, slippery and steep... Bring shoes with good adherent soles...
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  • Faire.ca is worth the cost to find out the region.la guide is very nice .in listening to questions .we really enjoyed the explanations.
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