|Location:||Turquant. A85 exit Saumur, through Saumur center D947 to Turquant.|
Easter to OCT daily 10-18.
self guided: free.
guided: Adults FF 15(?).
|Light:||Incandescent Electric Light System|
La Grande Vignolle, Route de Montsoreau, F-49730 Turquant, Tel: +33-241-381644, Fax: +33-241-517917.
Domaine Filliatreau, Chaintres, 49400 Saumur. Tel: +33-241-529084, Fax: +33-241-524992. E-mail:
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|13th century||caves used as houses.|
|16th century||became a "lordly dwelling".|
|1990||opened to the public.|
The Grande Vignolle (Lordly Dwelling) is a series of cave houses with a chapel and a so-called dovetail or Pigeon Loft, which became a lordly dwelling in the 16th century. A part of the underground structure is used as wine cellars for the Domaine Filliatreau wines. A part is a museum with wine tasting - and rather unusual - the visit and the tasting is free. Only the guided tours cost a marginal fee. Part of the underground rooms is rented for receptions between 100 and 120 people. They can be rented with or without meal.