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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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ce site se visite guidé par une jeune femme connaissant parfaitement le lieu. les deux petites grottes recèlent des découvertes passionnantes même s'il y a peu a voir. more »This site visit guided by a young woman familiar with the place. the two small caves contain some exciting discoveries, even if there is little to see.View original
Visite intéressante très bien expliqué- au frai ! Très bonne guide- 2grottes à voir. Par contre prévoir de bonnes chaussures !! A faire en famille et entre amis. more »Very well explained - for spawning interesting visit! Very good guide-2grottes to see. Hand to provide good shoes! To do with family and friends.View original
C'est gentil mais sans plus, la guide fut agréable même si nous avons du attendre 30 minutes d’hypothétiques autres visiteurs ! La visite est sympa. Des reproduction de dinosaures "miteux" de l'ancien... more »That's nice but nothing more, the guide was pleasant even though we have to wait 30 minutes of hypothetical other visitors! The visit is nice. The reproduction of "shabby" dinosaurs of the former owner have nothing to do the. The "Museum" part (and made a shop) offers too dated items for our part.View 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.
Dieter GorzitzeIt 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.View original
Sabrina CoucheEnchanting. Small flat for the guide a little dryView original
Clémence meunierGuided 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.View original
Julien TarbouriechI 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.View original
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