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Le Mystere des Faluns - Les Perrieres

7 Rue d'Anjou | Doué-la-Fontaine, 49700, Doue-la-Fontaine, France
+33 2 41 59 71 29
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A surprise, beautifully presented

Visited as an extended family of six aged from 9-72! What a surprise! A quick explanation at the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jo J
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Guildford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Fossils and history, well presented

We enjoyed the self-guided tour through caverns created by stone quarries. We had a friendly... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
CatonsvilleGeorge
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Catonsville, MD
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7 Rue d'Anjou | Doué-la-Fontaine, 49700, Doue-la-Fontaine, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as an extended family of six aged from 9-72! What a surprise! A quick explanation at the reception from a helpful guide with good English that helped us understand the background. A mysterious walk through caves with films, beautifully lit and carefully presented. We...More

Thank Jo J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the self-guided tour through caverns created by stone quarries. We had a friendly welcome at the reception desk. The tour provided an excellent explanation of fossils and history, plus an artistic audio-visual presentation.

Thank CatonsvilleGeorge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You learn about how people mined the tick and takes you back in time to 11 million years ago and explains how the Rick was formed. Really does not matter if you don't speak french as the videos on the Rick are set to music...More

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 13 October 2016

If you feel like a change from visiting the chateaux, this is a great visit. This huge cathedral like old quarries make you travel back millions of years in time, when Europe was covered by water and the local stone Tuffeau was created. A wonderful...More

Thank NSDTRontheroad
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

When you have soms time to spare, you have to visit this place! Perhaps not to exiting for kids but you get explained hoe the limestone was created and how it was excavated by the stoneman.Above all you get a fascinating tour with lights projection...More

Thank Ingrid1309
Reviewed 6 August 2016

This trip into the caves was preceded by a short presentation in French as you would expect, however the staff went out of their way to translate into English for us. You can visit unaccompanied which is great. One of our party was using a...More

Thank n1772
Reviewed 27 July 2016

2The height of the caves is quite something & the story of how they were dug out by quarrying farmers is interesting. The authorities have added light and sound effects to add "mystery" to various areas and give an idea of the geological and scientific...More

Thank Eppie6
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Decided to head underground on a hot day, followed by a spot of lunch. Chose le Mystère and found it quite different and enjoyable. Very pleasant welcome and explanation of the visit and the mix of background to the quarry activity and the presentation of...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 30 June 2016

You need to be pretty desperate to need to go to this cave. Tries to be more than it is which is just a cave with some pretty lights. Not recommended.

Thank exeman
Reviewed 11 October 2015

An outstanding and immersive son et lumiere display of troglodyte life. So imaginatively put together it was a joy to visit. Please add it to your itinerary if you are in the area.

Thank Peter_and_Sheila
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