Le Souterroscope

Bayeux
Normandy
Great Outdoors

This huge complex of underground slate mines was abandoned a century ago and is now a site of exceptional natural beauty housing Europe's most famous private collection of giant crystals & precious stones.

 

Places to visit nearby

Bayeux in Normandy is a beautiful medieval city, brimming with history, and is the home of the famous Bayeux Tapestry.

Caen, in Normandy, is one of the oldest university towns in France. Bustling with activity, it is a vibrant and attractive city on the River Orne.

Carentan in Normandy is a quaint town surrounded by vast wetlands and marshes teeming with wildlife - but it is most famous as the site of the Battle of Carentan during the Battle of Normandy in WW2.

Nearby attractions

Built in 1631, this charming château has undergone extensive restoration & refurbishment since its purchase by Malcolm S Forbes in 1970. Guided tours show the richly furnished interior.

The Musée de la Percée du Bocage is dedicated to the soldiers who fought in the Battle of the Hedgerows, especially in the battle around the town of Saint-Martin-des-Besaces.

Discover more than 600 animals in a 40-acre wooded park. Go through the parrot jungle, see the African plain, the monkey islands, the South American plain, the wolves' territory and the new 'Mountains of Africa', a 40m deep...