Houses Loire Valley troglodytes

Troglodytes at Pocé-sur-Cisse

A troglodyte is a cave dweller and there are several areas in the Loire Valley where the homes and cellars dug out of the limestone cliffs are still used. This is an interesting example as it includes several different types whereas the photo below shows a set of wine cellars.

Les troglodytes habitent des grottes où demeures creusées dans la roche. Le tuffeau de Touraine s’y prête bien et il reste encore pas mal d’habitations de ce type dans la région. Cet exemple est intéressant à cause de sa diversité tandis que la deuxième photo est une série de caves à vin.

2 replies on “Troglodytes at Pocé-sur-Cisse”

I love the word troglodyte, the idea of living in a cave with all mod cons and that my favourite little bird, the wren, shares it’s name twice.

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