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Cave Dwellings

Open Now: 10:15 AM - 6:30 PM
Open today: 10:15 AM - 6:30 PM
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Very interesting

We did the English language tour and it was very insightful and interesting. There is only one... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
ppj22
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Frimley, United Kingdom
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Fascinating Caves

Amazing to think these ancient dwellings are under the modern town square. Very informative tour... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Baronsboy
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London
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Unique in the Dordogne-Open all year round. In the heart of the medieval village are underground cave dwellings where the poorest people lived up to the 18th century. During a 45 minutes guided tour, you will discover the interior of 8 caves and...more
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1 rue des Fillols, 24170 Belves, France
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We did the English language tour and it was very insightful and interesting. There is only one English tour per day so go to the tourist office to book a place in advance.More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ppj22
office de touri... V, Gérant at Cave Dwellings, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thank you so much for this excellent comment and thank you for the reminder. You're right, the English tour till the end of Sprtember is at 12.30 and the site is opened all year round. So as from October 1st there will be 4 guided...More

Reviewed 8 August 2018

Amazing to think these ancient dwellings are under the modern town square. Very informative tour given by the Guide Olivier. Certainly would recommend a visit to see an unusual attraction - and a good way to get out of the middle of the day heat...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Baronsboy
office de touri... V, Gérant at Cave Dwellings, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thank you for this great comment! you're right, nothing better than natural refreshing system when it's very hot, for a great, unusual visit.

Reviewed 18 June 2018

A fascinating tour of lost and re-found history. The french guide was excellent, speaking english with a scotish lilt from her time spent in EdinburghMore

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mike W
office de touri... V, Gérant at Cave Dwellings, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2018

Thank you so much for this great comment. I am so glad you enjoyed my Scott' accent ;) and really happy you enjoyed the guided tour of these unusual cave. We always love showing them to people as we think they are such a part...More

Reviewed 6 May 2018

Unusual but excellent visit. Our guide not only spoke very good English, and displayed admirable patience in the face of our barrage of questions, but he also sported a magnificent beard! We came away with a vivid impression of an underclass who lived in the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Clive W
office de touri... V, Gérant at Cave Dwellings, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2018

Thank you so much for this fabulous comment.The bearded guide is passionned by the site and has obviously shared this with you which is great! We always try to make the visit possible for any visitors who are interested and depending how many staff we...More

Reviewed 24 August 2017

Excellent experience and well worth a visit. Great guide and lots of information. Don't miss this if you visit Belves

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Sue W
Office de Touri... V, Gérant at Cave Dwellings, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you very much for this great comment! We do believe the cave dwelling's visit is intrisecally linked to the visit of the village...and we are really pleased that the guide was able to share his/her passion of the site with you.

Reviewed 31 July 2017

We didn't really expect much, and were in two minds whether to bother, but with an excellent English speaking guide we are glad we did. They don't make a day out, but if you are in Belves definitely take the time to hear a very...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Robin S
Office de Touri... V, Gérant at Cave Dwellings, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you very much for this brilliant comment! We are really pleased you enjoyed the visit in you mother tongue language...and hope to welcome you again in Belvès.

Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Very interesting tour of these fascinating caves , lived in for centuries by the poor people of the area. Our guide spoke very good English and took time to explain details to us as well as in French to the others in the party ....More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank stephen w
Office de Touri... V, Gérant at Cave Dwellings, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2017

Thank you very much Stephen for your very positive comment about your visit of the cave dwellings, the fact the guide's English was very good and the price! As you mentionned, it can be cold at this time of the year so we advise people...More

Reviewed 28 August 2016

The best way to see this is via the tour given by the tourist information office. We really enjoyed the tour and found the guide informative and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Office de Touri... d, Gérant at Cave Dwellings, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

Thank you so much for your great comment, we are very pleased that you enjoyed the tour and the guide's explanations. As you very well mentionned, the tickets are to be bought at the Tourist Office prior to the guided tour.

Reviewed 7 August 2016

Very interesting visit! We had a great guide who spoke simply, making us feel like we were taken back in time and living in the middle ages!

Date of experience: August 2016
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Office de Touri... d, Gérant at Cave Dwellings, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2016

Great! really glad you enjoyed the guided tour, and thank you very much for your comment. We are really pleased you enjoyed this travel through time...

Reviewed 23 July 2016

As a couple we drove from Monpazier to Belves which was a leisurely 45 minutes drive to see the Troglodyte caves. We parked in the free parking below the village and took a leisurely stroll up hill into the centre square of Belves. To visit...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Office de Touri... d, Gérant at Cave Dwellings, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2016

Hello. Many thanks for your message and for all the details! ( can I just correct the price information? The normal price of the ticket for the visit is 5,5€ for one person). We are pleased to see you've enjoyed your visit. :-) We'll be...More

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Sharon D
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Response from Office de Touri... V | Property representative |
Good morning, The caves dwellings are open all year except on the 25th of december and the 1st of junuary and on sunday. Don't hesitate to send us an e-mail to book your tour when you want to visit us. We wish you a nice... More
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