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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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Les Grottes Petrifiantes Reviews
gg412015August 15, 2017
Tout d'abord, le prix est très abordable compte tenu de l'étendu de la grotte et des explications riche en enseignement de à la guide. Pendant une heure on passe vraiment un moment très agréable. Moi ... more »First of all, the price is very affordable considering the extent of the cave and rich teaching explanations of the Guide. For an hour we really having a very nice time. I who was afraid of being cold finally it was soft. I was part of a group of 15 which is quite suitable to guarantee a good organization. And the icing on the cake, we got a small drink at the end of the visit. I do not regret to be spent there!
VirginieMGAugust 14, 2017
Avec les enfants une visite guidée d'une heure qui a ravit toute la famille Des explications simples quelques annecdotes le tout sous terre more »With children a one hour guided tour which has delights everyone simple explanations some annecdotes all underground
Carinne AAugust 11, 2017
Grottes qui ne présentent pas à mon avis un grand intérêt malgré tout le guide a bien su nous expliquer l histoire de ces grottes. more »Caves which are not in my opinion great interest despite the entire guide successfully explain the history of these caves.
Bena RobertsJuly 9, 2017
A little bit expensive for what it was. But it was an interesting hour. Even though the guide could speak English she only spoke French in the caves and it was difficult to read the guide in the dark. The wine tasting was cute but it was a bit slippery. . So wear good shoes. Also it is 14 degrees so take a jumper for the kids.
Alex ShipmanJuly 18, 2017
Tour guide disappeared for lunch half way through tour... She also only gave talks in French despite being able to speak English and just handed us a written guide which was difficult to read in the dim lighting of the cave. EDIT: After about 30 minutes another tour guide came and offered her apologies. She continued the tour with English translations.
Chiara RapisardaMay 21, 2015
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.
Ivan GonzalezAugust 21, 2017Quite interesting and curious figurines that you do, it's worth a stop for an hour if you're in the area. They give you a guide in Spanish at the entrance if you don't understand French allows you to understand everything a lot better.
Laetitia boufergueneAugust 2, 2017Visit on 10/07/2017. BEAUTIFUL PLACE. great visit thanks to the guide who knows his craft and the history of these caves. Interesting to discover for adult and children (even in low age: 4 years). Hand to provide a big sweater or a coat because it's cold.
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