Les Grottes Petrifiantes, Savonnieres

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#5 of 12 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 Indre-et-Loire travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Indre-et-Loire trip site .
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  • Beautiful tour with a guide good explanation.2 caves visited. I saw it bigger but it is great voir.j has stayed on the terrifying caves of saint nectaires.c is different, but to see.
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  • A tip top visit to children. S guide adapts perfectly to the levels of the children and knows them Captivate. For large beautiful discovery also, the place is surprising. When we are in the region
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  • Do not expect a huge cave, in the large rooms. However, the visit to understand the phenomenon of petrification by limestone.
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