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3561531 a troglodyte courtyard Saumur

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3561531 a troglodyte courtyard Saumur

A complete Troglodyte Village...preserved...



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Up until very recently people lived and worked the fields above and lived in the caves which had been dug below the surface. The village has been well preserved and is complete with tools, furniture, farm implements, pictures, wine presses etc

Read more: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/p/m/1a2cdd/#ixzz20cH486N5

14 Jul, 2012

 

how lovely :)

14 Jul, 2012

 

I'd loved to go round this and have a look, but it's very steep, and I can't manage the walk...and they grow Mushrooms too in some of the caves, excellent conditions for growing...Did you know that Mushooms are grown underground in Tunnels...they're all over our Region...and we can buy Mushroom Compost too...I'd go down and have a look, but I don't like being underground, so I'm stuffed...I'll eat the mushrooms though....Sometimes, OH and I have followed the Mushroom trucks as they make their way to deliver to depots, and where they bounce about, loads of Mushrooms bounce out onto the road, and the Villagers collect them, including us lol...very nice....and free...and fresh..

14 Jul, 2012

 

These are fantastic, I'll put on faves so I can look at your link when I have more time:-)

4 Aug, 2012

 

Thanks BA it is very interesting...

5 Aug, 2012



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