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Visit the Regulus caves in Meschers-sur-Gironde

Discover a must-see in Charente-Maritime, near Saintes

Are you looking for places to visit during your getaway in the region? Our team suggests you discover the mysterious Regulus caves, a tourist visit to make with family, friends or couple.

Our Hotel Saintes Recouvrance located at 40 minutes by car from the Regulus caves offers you comfortable rooms to organize your stay in Charente-Maritime. 

The Regulus Caves, a wonderful heritage

An exceptional site in Charente-Maritime, the Regulus caves overlook the Gironde estuary. Their name comes from the ship scuttled in 1814 by the French troops, a ship that was voluntarily scuttled in order not to be given to the English. These Meschers holes, or cavities, are naturally dug in the limestone cliffs. During the 19th century, they were enlarged to become a troglodytic habitat, passages were also brought there.

The organized visits of the cliffs will allow you to better understand this exceptional heritage. While enjoying the splendid landscape, you will discover the secrets of these suspended troglodytic caves, now turned into museums.

Today, these municipal caves offer to the visitors who discover them an aesthetic but also historical interest. When you go there, you will be surprised and amazed by the beauty of the place. The cliffs and caves, luminous and overhanging, offer us a breathtaking setting. They represent a visit not to be missed during your vacations in Charente-Maritime.

When to visit the Regulus Caves

If you wish to discover the municipal caves of Regulus, you can organize your visit by calling 05 46 02 55 36. Visits are allowed from June 7th to October 3rd.


The entrance fee for adults is 5,50€ (16 years old or more), the child rate is 3,80€ (from 5 to 15 years old).
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