Grottes du Régulus

Useful information

Location : Sea side

Province : Arvert Peninsula and the Beauty Coast

Services

  • Chèques Vacances (Holiday voucher)
  • Credit card accepted
  • Groups
  • Pets welcome
  • Sea view
  • English
    • Located 12 km from Royan, the Caves of Régulus, a municipal troglodyte site, are open to the public from 07 June to 26 September 2021.

      Overlooking the Gironde estuary and carved into limestone cliffs, the "holes" of Meschers welcome you in an exceptional setting. Originally natural, the caves of Meschers were enlarged by man to become in the 19th century a troglodyte habitat.

      The name of Régulus comes from a French ship which, under Napoleon, chased by the English was scuttled in front of Meschers. Topics covered during the visit: refuge site for Protestants during the Wars of Religion, geology, estuary, fishing, tourism in the 19th century, plaice on pontoon, history of Régulus, legend of Cadet the shipwreck and cave dwelling.

      PRACTICAL INFORMATION

      Opening dates:

      From Monday 07 June to Sunday 26 September, 7 days a week.
      Only by telephone reservation at 05.46.02.55.36 during the following opening hours: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (6 p.m. in July and August).

      ATTENTION canceled activities: Nocturnes, Walks.
      Prices: 5.50€/adult (16 years old and over), 3.80€/child (5-15 years old)
      For groups contact us.
      Animations:

      - The little Minidik shrimp treasure hunt! For children aged 5-15 with the family. Many prizes to be won after drawing lots at the end of the year...

      - Participation in European Heritage Days in September.

      Benefits:

      Tactile tablets available to the deaf and hard of hearing
      Souvenir shop
      Cash, Checks, ANCV, CB.
      Dogs on a leash

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Traveller Reviews Grottes du Régulus

4.2 sur 5 2646 reviews

  • azad akhtar

    3 sur 5 Reviews posted by azad akhtar on 03/09/2019

    Worth a visit, especially on a wet /dull day. It has recently been renovated so it has lost its rustic charm.

  • Neil Deaves

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Neil Deaves on 21/08/2019

    It's a short visit about an hour but fascinating, views are good too.

  • Maurits Boot

    3 sur 5 Reviews posted by Maurits Boot on 21/08/2019

    Fun to visit but not a must see . Educational

Traveller Reviews Grottes du Régulus

4.0 sur 5 563 reviews

  • "Interesting place"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by Sheff6061 (Malton, United Kingdom) on 08/06/2019

    There are a few grottes along this stretch of coast. This one is a municipal. A reasonable 5 Euro entry. Dedicated car park a few metres along the road. There are guided tours I think but you can do...

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  • "Really Interesting and Good for a Change"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by Stuey4314 (South Wales, United Kingdom) on 25/01/2019

    We visited this place for a number of reasons. It’s cheap for a family, it’s easy to find and there’s a surprising amount of history that can be learned. It can all be done in about an hour then...

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  • "A curious place to visit and very different."

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by Marggie7 (Holzgerlingen, Germany) on 22/09/2018

    We could take nice pictures from the place, very original and interesting. It shows how the people were living then in the caves .

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Address

81 boulevard de la Falaise
17132 Meschers-sur-Gironde

GPS coordinates

45° 33'20.05"N, 0° 57'28.03"W

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