THE TROGLODYTE VILLAGES AROUND SAUMUR
The soft tufa stone favored in Anjou the troglodyte habitats. The region has many underground sites to visit: underground fortress of Brézé, cellars and extraction galleries, but also farms and even entire villages dug into the rock.
20 kilometres from Camping Paradis les Nobis, the Rochemenier village museum is composed of a troglodyte complex comprising farms, a common room and a chapel. You will discover the daily life of the inhabitants through a documented underground route, objects and period furniture. Augmented reality animations, virtual tours of troglodytes from around the world, and projected shadow effects modernize the site. The village of Rochemenier is also home to an artistic installation on the theme of troglodyte habitat: the Troglosphere.
In Dénezé-sous-Doué, the troglodyte houses of the Forges are also open to visitors. We discover, through a free course of about an hour, the daily life of the peasants of the 197th century. This troglodyte complex is located less than 20 km from your campsite.
2 TROGLODYTE SITES NOT TO BE MISSED!
11 km from Montreuil-Bellay, in Doué-en-Anjou, the Troglodyte and Sarcophagus site is classified as a Historic Monument : this unusual place, former sarcophagi quarry, is very complete and ideal to discover the multiple uses of troglodytes in Anjou over 1500 years. Still in Doué-en-Anjou, a few kilometers from the Nobis campsite, the Troglos de la Sablière allow you to learn more about the exploitation of falun and the vocation of refuge of the underground of the region. There is also a cave dwelling and an exhibition of fossils.
The Goupillières valley is a little further from Montreuil-Bellay: located in Azay-le-Rideau 1 hour away, it can be visited after the castle for example. The 2-hectare site is ideal for a historic and bucolic family walk. You can walk freely between troglodyte farms, stables, wells, bread ovens and silos dug into the rock. A fun course for children allows them to visit the place at their own pace. The site also includes a medieval vegetable garden and farm animals.
AN ORIGINAL UNDERGROUND TROGLODYTE SITE
Original underground site, Pierre et Lumière is located in Saint-Hilaire-Saint-Florent 20 kilometers from Montreuil-Bellay. Park of miniatures nestled in the rock, Pierre-et-Lumière houses the sculptures of twenty sites in the region, villages or monuments. A tribute to the builder, the site is made magical by an artistic illumination of the works.
Troglodytes are one of the faces of Anjou and the Loire Valley. Some of these unusual places are home to restaurants that offer the tasting of local culinary specialties: close to your Campsite Paradis Les Nobis, discover for example the troglos of apples tapées in Turquant, the cellars of Marson where to taste fouées, or Les Cathédrales de la Saulaie, an establishment located in a former falun quarry in Doué-en-Anjou.
Photo credits: Mathieu GÉNON for AnjouTourisme
THE TROGLODYTE VILLAGES OF THE LOIRE VALLEY
During your stay at the campsite in Saumur, discover the troglodyte villages of the Loire Valley. A thousand kilometers of underground galleries make Saumur the largest troglodyte concentration of France.
Among the most impressive are:
The mushroom museum in Saint-Hilaire-Saint-Florent makes you discover the incredible world of wild and cultivated mushrooms.
But also the castle of Brézé : a castle under a castle 16 km from the campsite, the troglodyte site DOUÉ-LA-FONTAINE 12 km from your holiday resort, the most complete and the most unusual, the site of the troglodyte cellars of Perrières …
If you are looking for a holiday rental near the troglodyte villages of the country of Saumur, contact the campsite **** Les Nobis at 02 41 52 33 66 to know availability.