The caves and valley at Saulges are a real “Swiss Army Knife” day out!
Everyone can pick the adventure that suits them best: culture, exploration, activities or relaxation. There are the caves themselves and the museum, but also the valley park, which offers a variety of activities, both supervised and independent. If you’re just looking for relaxation, you’re not forgotten either.
Let’s start with the caves. An exceptional site, these are the only caves with cave paintings north of the Loire. Two of the caves can be visited, both with enhanced reality features overlaying a virtual tour onto the real thing.
The first is the Grotte de Margot cave, 300 meters long and a real national treasure. In 2003, a team of archaeologists discovered images of woolly rhinoceros, bison and even birds, unique for this type of representation.
The second visit is in the Grotte de Rochefort cave. A vertical gulf plunges into a 15-metre chasm and ends at an underground lake. You can explore it by taking the stairs and ladders, and see the ongoing archaeological excavations.