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 Rochemenier Loire France

House in the village of Rochemenier

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French Village of Rochemenier




Places to visit the village of Rochemenier which is about 15 miles from Saumur.Just off the D69 road

A house built into a cave

Rochemenier a house in the troglodytiques village


Rochemenier is in the Loire region of France near the town of Saumur. It is a village like many others in France two shops a couple of restaurants very clean and tidy. However this village is very different the houses most of the building are all built into the rockface. The rock remains relatively dry and has a average temperature of 12c.

The caves stay cool in summer and warm in winter and are low maintenace as only the front is exposed to the weather.

A village house

troglodyiques village Rochemenier


You can visit the muesum Village troglodyte where you can see two farms with around 20 rooms built into the rocks.

The first settlements date back to the 13 century all the rooms had to be dug out by hand .

You could sell the rock you dug out which covered the cost of your house.

troglodyiques village Rochemenier


The village church


troglodyiques village Rochemenier church

This little church is well worth a visit on a hot day it is very cool and calm inside.When we visited we were the only ones inside taped music of a choir singing starts as you enter which added to the experience. The floor is made up with ancient graveyard slabs


The nearby town of Saumur makes a good base to see the area.

Hotel deals in the Saumur area

A map of the area here

We stayed in a gite in the area if you would like to do the same try this cottage

Saumur cottage to rent picture

These two 14th century stone holiday cottages with exposed stone and beams are set in the grounds of the impressive Château Salvert in the heart of the Loire Valley.

They have been furnished to a good standard by the owners, who have been resident here for many generations. The woodlands of the château grounds are home to a profusion of wildlife, including wild boar

Close to the Neuillé village, 8km E of Longué (small town, most facilities), 10km N of Saumur


Google street map of the village you can see the old church follow the map round the village

Places to stay


Holiday Home Brittany


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SHORT BREAKS are available, including in July and August, minimum 4 nights.

Le Pressoir is a fully restored 200 year old thatched Breton cottage with the traditional ridge of flowers including irises. Exquisite and attractive it has breathtaking views, colourful flower borders and lots of character inside.

A magnificent setting beside the River Blavet with glorious views of the entire valley. Several superb sandy beaches within 20-30 minutes' drive. Private heated swimming pool with security alarm installed & discreet fence to ensure child safety. Set in 3 acres of gardens. Free WiFi available for guests.


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