La Vallee Troglodytique des Goupillieres, Azay-le-Rideau

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Discover medieval caves and their historical uses at La Vallee Troglodytique des Goupillieres. These caves feature three farms dug into the stone with wells, bakers' ovens, cattle sheds, a grain silo, and an underground refuge. Let your children's imaginations run free with reproductions of a cabin, fortress, and a witch’s house. Then go inside the enclosed garden filled with plants to make a butterfly's paradise. Dine at The Troglodyte Gourmand serving tartines, pancakes, drinks, and homemade ice cream. Guided tours are only in French, but printed booklets in English describe the caves that were dug out by peasant farmers and builders during the Middle Ages. Make La Vallee Troglodytique des Goupillieres a part of your Azay-le-Rideau vacation plans using our Azay-le-Rideau online holiday planner.
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  • We went back to history with this visit and we saw the non luxurious life behind the majestic châteaux de la Loire. An amazing outdoor area with animals was a nice surprise . Highly recommended  more »
  • We were staying near this, so we went to visit it. You can just wander around, read the information plaques, but I still felt more could have been made of this. Geese and donkey, chicken...old stuff.....  more »
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