Les Troglos de Belvès
Les Troglos de Belvès
4.5
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Are you ready for a journey back in time to discover the hidden secrets of the village ? In the heart of Belves, classified "one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France", you will explore 8 underground cave dwellings round the market square. Follow the guide and expérience the lifestyle of the poorest people who lived 19 feet underground, 800 years ago. You shall no doubt be captivated by their story ! Guided tour : 45 min - unauthorised dogs Minimum 2 people - 18 maximum Tickets on sale at the tourist office - Reservations recommended Adult : 7.00€ Student : 5.50€ Child : 4.50€
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Linda O
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Fabulous but could definitely be improved with a recorded translation from french as the talk was only in French
Written July 7, 2023
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. We really appreciate your honesty and will do our best in the near future to find a solution to have an oral guided tour. In the meantime, th paper will always be available to enable you to follow the guided tour. We wish you a very pleasant stay in the Dordogne!
Written August 1, 2023
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Honeyrunners
Millersburg, OH3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
An inexpensive and fascinating trip to the 11th century. There is so much to see in the Dordogne, but few are as personalized and intimate a setting. It’s worth the time.
Written September 23, 2019
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Thank you so much for your comment. We are delighted you enjoyed the tour. We find the site really unusual as it's underground at the very heart of the village but hidden away so you can be oblivious of what happened many years ago there and how people lived in Belvès and how very different from nowadays their life was...unless you go to the Tourist Office and ask to do a guided tour in English. There are guided tours in English all year long.
Written September 25, 2019
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pastures13
Leicester, UK24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We visited these dwellings years ago and it was so much better this time. The talk was good and the dwellings are very interesting. Well worth a visit.
Written August 15, 2019
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Thank you so much. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the visit Your feedback is really important for us so thank you again!
Written August 16, 2019
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Sparky3607
Southampton, UK41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
My son is mad about the past, so wanted to visit the caves whilst on holiday.
We went to the tourist office to book the tickets, and informed that the English tour was at 1230, but we were happy to wait.
The tour guide collected us from outside, and she was excellent. Her English was good, and her knowledge was equally brilliant.
There were lots of questions asked, and every one of the were answered.
We all found the narrative fascinating and really enjoyed the experience. The whole tour took about 45 mins, but was well worth the entry of about £15 for our family of 3.
Written August 7, 2019
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Brilliant! Thank you so much for this wonderful message. We are delighted you enjoyed the tour and wish you a really nice stay in the Dordogne.
Written August 9, 2019
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Barefootboet
Greater London, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
We went to the town of Belves to the market. It started raining so we looked for something to do. Went to the caves which gave a great insight to how life must of been hundreds of years ago. Kids enjoyed it and what really made it was the guide and his way of weaving the facts into a great narration.
Worth it!
Written August 3, 2019
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Thanks a lot for your comment. The cave are well worth visiting as part of the history of the village of Belvès The guided tour in English is at 12.30 everyday at the moment. We strongly advise you to book your visit by phone:05 53 29 10 20 or 05 53 30 36 09. The site is open all year round.
Written August 5, 2019
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David F
Liverpool, UK33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
We chose to travel to Belves in order to visit this attraction to avoid the fierce heat outside as the temperature topped 38c. It gave a somewhat sombre but fascinating insight into how the poorest people survived and made do building and then inhabiting these cave rooms built in a ditch from the middle ages through to the 18th century. It was an excellent 45 minute tour with an englsh speaking guide which costs just 6.50 Euros each. Note that only a few tours each day are English speaking so it's worth calling the tourist information office ahead to check times. Tickets are purchased from the tourist information office. It was quite cool underground, but not as cold as in any of the caves we visited in the Dordogne and I was comfortable in shorts and a t-shirt.
Written July 2, 2019
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Thank you very much for your very informative comment. At the moment, all through July and August, the visits in English are at 12.30. Excellent idea to book in advance 05 53 29 10 20 We are really pleased you enjoyed the guided tour.
Written July 3, 2019
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dallasgirl53
Dallas, TX109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
It was a little creepy and sad but it is part of history to see how the poorest people lived in caves under the ground in the 13th through 18th centuries in Belves. There are some surprising tools used by the inhabitants. We got to see 8 cave homes-a must do!
Written May 28, 2019
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Thank you so much for your very informative comment, we are really happy to see that you agree with us that it is a must see to understand how the poor people lived in Belvès till the 18th century. As from the 1st of June the guided tour in English will be at 12. it's best to ring to book ahead: 05 53 29 10 20.
Written May 30, 2019
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francofile104
Nissan-lez-Enserune, France123 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
The caves were more extensive than expected with several rooms. Not much to see as furnishings, but a few artifacts. Good place to go on a hot day.
Written May 16, 2019
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Thank you very much for your comment. You're right, cool when it's hot and sheltered when it's raining, and a must see if you visit the village of Belvès...as they are the only original natural cave dwellings in the Dordogne to be at the heart of a village underground! They are open all year round and the guided tour in English at the moment (departure for 4 people minimum) is at 11.30am. It's preferable to book ahead as there is a maximum of 18 viisitors per visit which lasts for 45min.
Written May 18, 2019
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ppj22
Frimley, UK48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
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.
Written September 15, 2018
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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 tours per day and according to the demand, the visits can be bilingual. it's better to book as we organise the tours for 4 people minimum and 18 maximum. The tours are at 10.30, 11.30 am and 3.00 and 4.00 pm. Our phone number is 05 53 29 10 20.
Written September 18, 2018
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Baronsboy
London202 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
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 !
Written August 8, 2018
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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.
Written August 10, 2018
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