Troglodytic caves of Meschers

Discover the troglodyte caves of Meschers

15 km from Royan, discover the troglodyte caves of Meschers.
Each year, more than 70,000 tourists visit this essential site in Charente-Maritime.

Located between the Gironde estuary and the ocean, the commune of Meschers-sur-Gironde has an outstanding natural heritage. Walk along its limestone cliffs and visit the troglodytic dwellings that were built there in 1814, by order of Captain Régnauld, commander of the Régulus.

Aware of the importance of preserving this unique setting, the municipality became the owner of the Grottes du Régulus in 1980, which it restored before opening them to the public in 1986. In the early 2000s, it acquired the Fontaines caves, adjacent to those of the Régulus.

Guided tours, wanderings and evening events with interactive shows are scheduled each season.

The visit is adapted for children from 3 years old, and a playful and educational circuit is even reserved for them: The Rally of the Cagouille. They will be able to take part in the treasure hunt organized by Minidik the shrimp and Lady Bubulle the pirate, and try to win one of the many prizes at stake!

More information about the caves of Regulus

The caves are open between May 1 and November 13 of each year. Count between 4 and 8€ for an entry.

In the commune, other troglodytic caves such as those of Matata and its famous ecomuseum are also open to the public.

More information on the official website of the caves of Regulus.