Les Mysteres de Farges, Saint-Nectaire

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Enter the five caves at Les Mysteres de Farges, complete with ancient cliff dwellings and carvings that are more than 1,000 years old. The volcanic mud caves have been used for seven generations as cheese maturing cellars. Some of the further portions of the caves were dug out during the Middle Ages and used to make cheese and house sheep. Put Les Mysteres de Farges into our Saint-Nectaire road trip app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Saint-Nectaire.
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  • We visited both the farm and the caves. It was quite interesting to see not just the video but a live demonstration of how the cheese is made. The cave tour is very interesting, especially the old 3D....  more »
  • We visited Les Mysteres de Farges when we were visiting family in Clermont Ferrand. What a wonderful experience. Watching the 3D photography from early in the twentieth century, learning about the...  more »
  • Excellent visit. We will come back. Definitely recommend.
  • If you're found of history, of Saint-Nectaire cheese or even of -light- geology this museum will fulfill your expectations! The guides are nice and always ready to explain. the visit ends with rare 3D pictures of the region in the 19th century. A must-seen in the region. The shop has also very nice local products. And finally, the village itself is worth to see, in the middle of the mountains. I loved it!
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