CAUMONT-SUR-AURE

Souterroscope des Ardoisières

Museums

Pets accepted
Discover the subterranean world in this underground "fossilised" slate quarry, hollowed out by man and located in the heart of the Normandy Bocage.
This unique type of 19th century quarry can only be found in Caumont l'Éventé. An exceptional site offering visitors an encounter with the water table.
Several large screen videos, spectacular and educational shows.
At ground level, 2 hectares of leisure area accessible to disabled visitors.
Underground temperature. 12° (bring warm clothing). Restaurant, souvenir shop.
Guided tour in French or English: 1 hour.
Contact details

Souterroscope des Ardoisières

Route de Saint Lô
CAUMONT-L'EVENTE

14240 CAUMONT-SUR-AURE

Phone : 02 31 71 15 15

Fax : 02 31 71 15 16

Mobile phone : 06 77 39 95 14

Booking

Recommended for groups

Fixed telephone :

Labels

  • Normandy Quality Tourism

Rates

Base rate - full rate adult From 9,95 €
Child rate From 4,90 €

Discount - maximum age : 12 years old

Gratuities

Discount - maximum age : 3 years old

Other group rate from 4 at 8 €

Discount - maximum age : 12 years old

Means of payment

Carte bleue

Debit cards

Postal or bank cheques

Holiday vouchers

Cash

Eurocard - Mastercard

Visa

Opening times

Open from February 7th to November 20th from 11am to 5pm (daily from 10am to 6pm from July 4th to August 28th). Closed on Mondays from February 7th to March 21st, from September 5th to October 17th and from November 7th to 20th.

Services

Pets accepted

Shop

Play area

Facility

Guided tour

Covered picnic area

Restaurant

Bar, cafeteria, tea room

Coach Parking

Visits

VisitsIndividualGroup
Visite guidées en permanence - yes
Average time60 minutes60 minutes
Further informationGuided tour in F or GB: 1hr. -

Group

Coach parking
Groups acccepted
Minimum number of people 20
Souterroscope is a unique slates mine which still maintains the workings from the 19th century. As the visitor goes deeper and deeper underground they discover in turn the ‘Lac des Merveilles’ or groundwater lake with an audio visual display about the water cycle, then the spooky dragon’s cave and the chasm with its sunken arch, worn away by the very early miners who worked right at the bottom of the mine. All of the techniques are explained in one of the largest chambers of the mine by an audio visual display enhanced by geologists. A must see is the treasure trove of giant crystals - semi precious stones which take us into another world. This is a very unusual type of visit -both exciting and strange and gives us a marvellous insight into the underground world. Restaurant on site.

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