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Souterroscope des Ardoisières underground quarry

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LE PONT SOUTERROSCOPE DES ARDOISIERES Souterroscope des Ardoisières (1) Souterroscope des Ardoisières (2)


Visit an underground former slate quarry in the heart of Normandy, between Caen and Vire.

The Souterroscope des Ardoisières is a unique site located in Calvados: underground, you will discover the former slate quarry, hollowed out in the 19th century in Caumont l'Éventé, in the heart of the Normandy Bocage.

The quarry is illuminated as you make your way through your visit, offering you a fascinating view of its various subterranean galleries. A sound and light show highlights the site's groundwater layer.

Giant screen videos and a mineral exhibition complete your visit.

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 lasts: 1 hour.

With the family

Discover the underground world. Hand-dug slate mine in the heart of the Normandy Bocage. Outside, 2 hectares of parkland to relax, tourist restaurant and souvenir shop. Access for the disabled. Undergrond temperature 12° (bring warm clothing). Guided tour in French or English lasts 1 hour.

Activité : De 6 à 16 years

The advantages

  • ShopPlay areaRental / Loan of pushchairs and/or baby backpackRestaurant with baby equipmentBicycle parking
  • Covered picnic area
  • Picnic area
  • Baby changing area
  • Restaurant
  • Bar, cafeteria, tea room
  • Debit cards
  • Postal or bank cheques
  • Holiday vouchers

Opening dates

Rates 2018

  • Base rate - full rate adult : 9,95 €
  • Child rate : 4,9 €
    - 12 years