Village Troglodyte

Atlantic Loire Valley
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

Rochemenier is a troglodyte (cave dwelling) village, open for visits since 1967. It consists of two ancient farms and outbuildings cut into the rock housing hundreds of agricultural tools and pieces of furniture. There's also an animal enclosure, an underground chapel & modernised troglodyte house

Places to visit nearby

Saumur in Atlantic Loire Valley is easily recognised by its fairytale chateau and is famous for its association with horses - the area around the town is even known as the Kingdom of the Horse.

Angers in Atlantic Loire Valley is an artistic city on the banks of the River Maine, that is steeped in medieval history and full of beautiful gardens and parks.

Tours in the Loire Valley is a modern city with a history dating back to the Romans that is famous for its architecture, wines and markets.

Nearby attractions

Based in Saumur, with all members of the display team working as instructors at the National Riding School here, the Cadre Noir are famous worldwide for their excellence in horsemanship.

Hidden underground, in the mystical realm of the troglodyte caves made of tuffeau stone, is the Musée de Champignon. Here you can discover the secret world of mushrooms.

Created in 1859, the Caves de Grenelle is the last independent family-owned sparkling wine house in the area and offers a fun and educational discovery area for adults and children with an introduction into wine tasting, the...