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About Les Hautes Roches

Beautiful rooms carved in the rock in this underground French hotel.

With twelve rooms carved out of the limestone rockface and a gourmet restaurant, Domaine des Hautes Roches opened its doors to guests in 1989. Formerly inhabited by the monks of the nearby Abbey of Marmoutier, they were renovated over the course of eighteen months by owner Phillipe Mollard to become the first troglodyte hotel in France. These once-abandoned-caves and adjoining seventeenth-century pavilion had lain dormant for nearly fifteen years. Now Les Hautes Roches represents a historic and sensible base from which to visit the most famous chateaux of the Loire Valley.

The caves themselves were dug out to quarry the light-coloured stone used to build some of the most famous chateaux of the surrounding area and become monk refuges during the war of religion. Uses on occasion for growing mushrooms as well as for ageing wine, from 1855 to 1975, the Domaine des Pentes was among the finest wine-producing properties of the Vouvray region, serving as a storage area for a company dealing in spirits.
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Les Hautes Roches

Rochecorbon, France
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Beautiful rooms carved in the rock in this underground French hotel.
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