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Secret garden, secrets Troglos

Domaine(s) : Archeology

Region : Poitou-Charentes

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In addition to the usual visits, Ethni'Cite offers an escape in three ways, all original:
- Troglodyte in the moonlight, which takes you lit with torches and candles to trace the history of the cellars from Richard Coeur de lion until today, the fortress of Chalopy, and habitats of the weavers of hemp of the 18th century, all guided by Lady Constance and Mother Jaspine,
- Appointment with the prehistory, where you will understand how were the hunting parties at this time, how the fire was domesticated, and how rock art and ceramics one have emerged,
- Secret Garden, where Lady Lucette presents some of its plants and herbs from his simple square (medicinal plants), but also for cooking.

Every Friday night in summer 2010 at 21:00 Lady Constance and Mother Jaspine immersed visitors in the life of the 18th century cellars.
It was advisable to book to participate in the discovery of caves of St Remy-sur-Creuse and entitled 'Lights and Shadows of the caves'.


Site Hours:
Spring Break: daily from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.,
- May: every weekend, 'bridges holidays' and bank holidays, same hours,
- From June the 1st to the 11th: daily, same hours,
- From June the 12th to September the 19th: daily from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.,
- From September the 20th to the 30th: daily from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ,
- From May the 1st to June the 13th: daily, same hours,
- From June the 14th to September the 20th: daily from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.,
- From September the 21st to the 30th: daily from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.,
- On October: every weekend, same times,
- All Saints Day Holidays (Autumn break): every day from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
- The 4 Sundays before Christmas and Christmas holidays until the 23rd: from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Depending of the activity that you follow, the duration of the visit varies but has an average between one & two hours.
- Shadows Caves and lights, every Friday in July & August: beginning of the discovery, depending of the weeks, between 8:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.,
- Appointment with the prehistory: every Sunday in July & August at 2:30 p.m.,
- Secret garden: start of the walk every Saturday & Sunday in July & August at 10:00 a.m.
Registration to these tours is done by reservation at the +33 (0)5-49-02-81-61. Disclaimer : The management team of the destination has the possibility to change the opening days and hours without prior communication.


The originality of this place is that each day a discovery visit takes place is focused on a specific topic.
For example, some days can be focused on:
- Day about the First Peoples, People from Easter Island,
- Day about the primitive techniques: adornment in the world,
- Painters to Troglos,
- RDV Troglos,
- Tastes and colors in the garden
- Agendaffreux ('Agendawful'),
- Celebration of Troglodytes

These animations last either all the day long or only the afternoon. These tours take place during opening hours of the site.

Check with the organizers to know the activities of the day you are interested in, or to know when the animation you are interested in will take place.

Ethni'Cite is open all year for groups by reservation (except January).


Centre de Technologie Primitive
10 chemin des caves
86220 Saint Remy-sur-Creuse

Saint-Remy-sur-Creuse is at 24km from Chatellerault.
From Chatellerault, take the N10 (North) direction Dange-Saint-Romain, then at the entrance of the city take the D58 towards Saint-Sulpice/Descartes (to the right). Before Descartes, turn right towards Saint-Remy-sur-Creuse.

N 46°57'00'' E 00°40'59''

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Photos © EthniCite