Friday, 14 January 2022

Exploring Underground Spaces in the Loire Valley

The Loire Valley is riddled with manmade caves. They were formed when limestone to build the famous chateaux and more modest houses was extracted, from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. Now they are reused in various ways -- as part of dwellings, as general storage spaces, as wine cellars, and to grow mushrooms. Our tours often include a visit underground in a winery or mushroom farm and if you are interested in learning how these places were and are used and visiting one for yourself let us know. We find them fascinating and are sure you will too. Don't worry -- you don't need to be a speleologist, and the caves we visit are not claustrophobic. People are coming and going in them all the time.

Troglodyte caves, Loire et Cher, France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.
An entry to a troglodyte cave.

To enquire about our private guided tours of chateaux, wineries, markets and more email us or use our contact form. More tour ideas can be found on the Loire Valley Time Travel website. If you would like an idea of how your tour might look and sound, please check out our YouTube channel.