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Meschers is a small fishing port on the banks of the Gironde just along the coast from Royan. Set into the cliffs here is a fascinating series of troglodyte caves which you can visit.
The Troglodyte caves in the cliffs at Meschers
Troglodyte caves at Meschers mini guide
|Department:||North West France > Brittany > Morbihan >|
|Location:||Situated a few km from Royan|
|Quick links to accommodation:||Accommodation near Troglodyte caves at Meschers - Hotels in Troglodyte caves at Meschers|
The caves were inhabited throughout the centuries and were a refuge for the Protestants in the religious wars of the 16th and 17th centuries. The last of the inhabitants only left in 1906.
You can see reconstructions of how the caves looked when they were inhabited. The caves were also used as an unusual restaurant during La Belle Epoque and you can see reconstructions of this too.
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