Deep in the Heart of France: A Guide to the Loire Valley's Contemporary Caves

Rated 5.00/5 based on 2 reviews
France's Loire Valley is honeycombed with thousands of caves, a number of which are open to the public. This is your guide to nearly 200 cave lodgings, cave restaurants, cave art galleries, cave museums and many other "troglodyte" attractions.

Also includes 22 walks in cave country. More
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About Robert Bonnell

Robert Bonnell, originally from California, has lived in a semi-troglo house in the Loire Valley since 2002. He has dragged his lovely wife Annette into more caves than she would like to remember.

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Reviews of Deep in the Heart of France: A Guide to the Loire Valley's Contemporary Caves by Robert Bonnell

Kathleen Peine reviewed on June 15, 2012

This is an unusual and compelling guidebook in that it is a pleasure to read even if you have no immediate plans to visit the area (I wish that I did, though!). A pleasant writing style guides you through this fascinating part of France, which abounds in a special type of man-made cave. The description of the geology as well as the engineering of the caves is never dry or dull- the writer manages to impart the knowledge in a smooth and enjoyable narrative. Much attention has been placed on the cave art found in other parts of France, but this is a welcome addition to the body of work that describes the unique interaction mankind has with caves (and in this area, humans are the only reason the caves even exist). Thank you for this lovely book!
(reviewed 26 days after purchase)
Louis Scolari reviewed on June 11, 2012

Great book. Lots of fascinating information, and not just on caves. Thorough, erudite and witty. Wish I’d had this when I was in the Loire Valley.
(reviewed 51 days after purchase)
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