Description: Closed since the start of the 20th century the Le Souterroscope des Ardoisières are slate stone quarries at Caument that have been given a new lease of life with a subterranean voyage of discovery through 400 metres of galleries, culminating in a ‘son-et-lumière’ and an underground rainbow – the Arc en Terre as the showpiece.

Location: Junction 43 of A84 péage and then D71 to Caumont (12 kms). The attraction is found on the western edge of the village of Caumont l’Eventé.

General Information: Open from Feb-mid Dec; every day May –Sept. but not Mondays at other times. Prices are in the region of €10* for adults and €5* for children aged 4-12.


Our recommendations: There is an excellent restaurant at the site as well as a picnic area. Disabled people are welcomed here.

For the children: The site also has a ‘mini-golf’ course if wandering in underground caverns is not your childrens’ thing.

* please note that all price are a guide only and can change. See the providers’ official websites for latest information


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