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Silkworm nursery and troglodytic site

Silkworm nursery and troglodytic site à MONTRICHARD VAL DE CHER © plan-illustre.com 8

Tucked away in the undergrowth, the Magnanerie, troglodytic site, is opened to visitors. Discover the strange underground world of tunnels dug into the rock and silkworms. Probably one of the most original visits of your stay.

Opening times

From 30/03/2024 to 21/05/2024

Open every day
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From 27/05/2024 to 30/09/2024

Open every day
From 19/10/2024 to 03/11/2024

Open every day
From 19/10/2024 to 03/11/2024

Open every day

Certification labels

  • Private museum

Prices & Payment methods

  • Full adult price : 9€
  • Child rate : 5€
  • Other rates : 7€
  • Group rate : 8€
  • Discount rate : From 4€ to 6€

Payment methods

  • Postal or bank cheques
  • Cash

Description

Description of heritage

  • Descriptif du musée
    In the heart of the stone hillside, the Magnerie troglodytic site makes your visit colourful. Overlooking the Cher River, this paradise delights all ages with its beauty, calm atmosphere, and the mysterious universe of its galleries piercing the heart of a pretty hillside facing south. The inhabitants of the site will show you their home : the ancient farm dug in the tuffeau stone of Bourré, the silkworm farm (history of silk production in Touraine and education of silkworms) and also some rooms of their private habitation, inhabited the whole year. Discover the unusual world of galleries dug into the rock and of silworms. Probably one of the most original tours of your stay.

  • Descriptif du site et monument historique
    In the heart of the stone hillside, in a clear, sunny setting (facing south), discover this unique, inhabited troglodyte site on 3 levels. Surrounded by luxuriant vegetation, this country home also has a silkworm farm from the 17th century where you can discover all the secrets of keeping silkworms. The guide will also teach you the ancient techniques for extracting Bourre stone. Guided visit only.

Spoken languages

  • French
  • English

Services

Facilities

  • Bus parking

Group

Groups accepted

  • Maximum group size: 49
  • Minimum group size: 20

Visit

Languages of the visit :
  • French

Average duration of the group visit: 01h30
Average duration of the individual visit:01h30

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