The Mystery of the Faluns
Historic site and monument

The Mystery of the Faluns

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The site of the troglodyte cellars of Perrières, known for its monumental dimensions and its Gothic ogival forms, lights up and comes alive with "The Mystery of the Faluns".

About us

Through an underground scenographic walk, the visitor is transported to the underwater world present in Doué-la-Fontaine 10 million years ago. Projection of a didactic film, play of light, iridescent blue walls, ballet of fish, mirror of water... Walking through these cellars, we discover the history of the site and the geological upheavals that gave birth to it, the animals that populated it and the men who dug it. A fabulous journey between land and sea, past and present, dream and science.

Brands & Labels
Trademarks & labels | Home bike
Trademarks & labels | Home bike
Trademarks & labels | Tourism Quality
Trademarks & labels | Tourism Quality
Trademarks & labels | Values ​​Regional Natural Park
Trademarks & labels | Values ​​Regional Natural Park

Duration:

From: 15 / 06 / 24 To: 15 / 09 / 24
  • Monday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Tuesday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Wednesday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Thursday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Friday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • On Saturday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Sunday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
From: 16 / 09 / 24 To: 11 / 11 / 24
  • Monday :
    closed
  • Tuesday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Wednesday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Thursday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Friday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • On Saturday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Sunday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.

Exceptional opening on Monday, November 11 during usual hours.

The temperature in the cellars is 12°, bring warm clothes.

Prices

From: 10 / 02 / 24 To: 11 / 11 / 24
  • Adult 8€
  • Kids 5€
  • Student fee - from 12 years 7€
  • Jobseeker 7€
  • Disabled 7€
  • Adult group 7€
  • Children group 4.50€

Free for children under: 5 years old, Minimum age child rate: 5 years old, Maximum age child rate: 11 years old

  • Payment Methods: Bank/credit card, Cheque, Chèques-Vacances Classic, Cash

Pratical information

Spoken languages
  • French
  • English
  • Spanish
Services Customer assistance / transport
  • Coach access
  • Drop off on site for groups
Shops
  • Shop
Customer support / practice
  • Tourist routes
  • Tourist Documentation
  • Tourist information
Equipments Leisure facilities
  • Picnic area.
Interior equipment
  • Toilets
Parking
  • Parking
  • Coach parking
  • Free parking

To mark the site's 10th anniversary, the Mystery of the Faluns offers a new staging which presents the work of extracting the falun and the fascinating process of fossilization through luminescent constellations.

Tourism & Disability Brand Labels
  • Tourism and Handicap brand - hearing impairment
  • Tourism and Handicap brand - mental disability
  • Tourism and Handicap brand - motor impairment
Adapted tourism criteria
  • Adapted services for hearing loss
  • Adapted benefits for mental impairment
  • Wheelchair accessible with assistance
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • hard coating
  • Clear traffic area
  • Furniture/Reception desk suitable for wheelchair users
  • WC + grab bar + circulation space
  • Site, building fully accessible
  • Possibility to drop someone off in front of the site
  • Ramp
  • Visual alarm with light flash
  • Magnetic buckle available at reception
  • Reception staff made aware of the reception of people with disabilities
Description of motor handicap

Visitor trail fully accessible. Only a section of 10m at 7% remains at the mid-point. Wheelchair loan.

Description of hearing impairment

Presence of a magnetic loop at reception.

Visual impairment description

The course is in the dark (prepare when you come out against possible dazzling). Sweet soundscape with a single audio testimony. Guide dogs are accepted.

Contact information

7 rue d'Anjou
Doue-la-Fontaine
49700 Doue-en-Anjou