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This is an amazing tunnel system that provided limestone blocks for the chateaus in the surrounding... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Sue T
Worth the visit to see the wine caves and taste the excellent wine

We were in nearby Thésée looking for something else to do as the gallo-Roman ruins were closed. We... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

This is an amazing tunnel system that provided limestone blocks for the chateaus in the surrounding areas. The tour was taken by a quirky man by the name of Steph who obviously enjoys his job and is very knowledgeable about the tunnels. After the tour...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Sue T
Stef-trogloman, Gérant at Troglo Degusto, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Hello, thank you very much to share with all the internautes your good opinion. It was so cool to go in guided tour with you, beaucasue we are very passionned and we want to give a hapiness for everyone. Thank you and if you want...More

Reviewed 14 July 2018

We were in nearby Thésée looking for something else to do as the gallo-Roman ruins were closed. We saw Troglo Degusto on TripAdvisor and decided to take a chance. When we arrived, no one appeared to be around. The sign on the door said that...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Stef-trogloman, Gérant at Troglo Degusto, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Hey, thank you very much for your compliments, our team is very happy. It was a pleasure to share with you our history and taste together in friendly atmosphere. Anne, the winemaker and her team are grateful to your compliments because this is their priority...More

Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Forgot to reserve, so turned up just on speculation that we'd be able to join an afternoon tour. Steph was very helpful and full of interesting information about the quarrying tunnels and their historical uses over the centuries. Great wine tasting to finish. Would definitely...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Graham H
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We arrived on a Monday and it said only by appointment on a Monday. A quick phone call later and Steph came to meet us and took us for a quick tour just the 2of us. Really great chap. Watch you head....... please. Fascinating place...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Dob B
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Wine and culture : The perfect mix. A very interesting tour of troglodytes galleries, Stephane is both fun and interesting with a first hand and deep knowledge of this underworld. And a very nice wine and food pairing degustation in the end makes it the...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Stef-trogloman, Caveman at Troglo Degusto, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2016

Thank you very much, see you soon in Bourré

Reviewed 27 May 2016

We came for a tour of the cave and our host Stephan was great hooked us in on a tour with 4 older English gents on a tour with their B&B host. The young lady who gave the tour was extremely well informed along with...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Have you ever asked yourself where did all the materials for the chateaux of vallee de la loire come for? Here's a place that gives you the story, spieced up with some good story-telling made by the owner who has dedicated a year of his...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 2 April 2016

Stephan is an excellent guide and managed to deliver both French and English commentaries with ease and easy for us to follow. Covers the local history geography, geology, the war, making wine, growing mushrooms. There is amazing evidence that has been preserved on all these...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Chrisonleave
trogloman, Mister "captain caveman" at Troglo Degusto, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2016

Thank you very much ......... See you soon !!!!! I hope ...

Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

A 2 hour tour of the caves with the delightful and entertaining 'caveman' Stef, complete with wine/local delicacy tasting. 9€ each. Worth noting that the caves remain a constant 12 degrees throughout the year so dress up warm whatever the weather.

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank roserose3
Reviewed 9 June 2015

Staying at the owners chamber d'hotes we were interested to know more about her wines so we were looking forward to the guided visit to the Caves a couple of hundred metres up the road. The tours are conducted by the totally charming and amusing...More

Date of experience: May 2015
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29 July 2015|
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It may be better to book in advance. Not sure if it can be done in English though... But if it can be, just run for it! One of the most amazing thing I've done in this area. And the wine...
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