Presentation

La Sablière, embark on a guided tour filled with history

Entrée de la Sablière

Our concept

The guided tour lasts about 50 minutes to discover an artistic expression place with falun sculptures.

You will be able to discover a historical site by its extraction of falun and a magical place with contemporary sculptures highlighted.

The rose accompanies you throughout a guided tour in the underground galleries of falun dug for several millennia for several millennia until our time. You discover a complete exhibition of fossils, from the temporary underground refuge to the troglodytic dwelling cave dwellings, an old underground bistro as well as the the highlight of the show "La Sablière", a large gallery dug by the hand of man. Finally, discover a more contemporary part reserved for artists or works that are thus created with the wire of time. This tour will plunge you into the history of this amazing site.

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Testimonials

What visitors say

Alain

29/10/2021
Passionnant, superbes sculptures. Merci au guide. 

Augustin de St Marcel

05/07/2022
Merci pour cette belle visite, mémoire historique des habitants  de Doué

Baptiste

17/07/2022
Le guide a été très gentil avec nous.
Merci beaucoup.

Baptiste

17/07/2022
Le guide a été très gentil avec nous.
Merci beaucoup.

Christian

22/01/2022
Très belle visite et très instructive. 

Club Zamac de Chambray les Tours.

11/06/2022
Excellent

Danièle

24/10/2021
Très beau site, le guide est passionnant. Très bonne visite 

David

31/12/2021
Très belle visite conviviale et très professionnelle. A faire et refaire à volonté. Super site historique !

Merci

Divertissante

15/07/2022
Merci et bravo au guide. Une visite aussi intéressante que divertissante grâce aux anecdotes! 

Domi et Fabienne

06/05/2022
Très belle découverte, guide sympa.

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Culture

What is a lowland cave house? 

A lowland troglodytic house, or cave dwelling as it was called in the past, consists of a central courtyard, or Carrie, from which the stone or sand was extracted.

One descended into the courtyard by a descent, called a courdoire or courdouére.

Around this courtyard, the main element of a troglodytic house on the plain, are the different elements dug into the falun (limestone deposited by the sea during the Miocene period): the dwelling, which is situated in such a way as to receive the sun, and then the other rooms dug according to need: for the pigs, the cows, workshops for storing tools, for the wine press, for storing the barrels, etc...

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