Grottes du Régulus

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 10:15 am - 06:30 pm
  • Tuesday 10:15 am - 06:30 pm
  • Wednesday 10:15 am - 06:30 pm
  • Thursday 10:15 am - 06:30 pm
  • Friday 10:15 am - 06:30 pm
  • Saturday 10:15 am - 06:30 pm
  • Sunday 10:15 am - 06:30 pm

Opens at 10:15 am

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

4.3 sur 5 2871 reviews

  • Sebastian

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Sebastian on 27/08/2022

    Very interesting place. The guided tour was Well organized. Unfortunately the tour was only in french. Therefore they had info cards for all the shown areas in several other languages, which where summarizing the main information, lacking of details.

  • Anders Granström

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Anders Granström on 26/06/2019

    Nice build ups so we could see how it looked like. Also very good descriptions of the history of the caves.

  • Chris Davis

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Chris Davis on 27/07/2022

    Interesting tour, I could follow the gist of the guides talks. Either, Dutch, German and Spanish translation sheets are available too

Traveller Reviews Grottes du Régulus

4.0 sur 5 577 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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