The Souterroscope des Ardoisières plunges the visitor into an underground world, an underground slate quarry “fossilized” dug by the hand of man in the heart of the Bocage Normand. A unique visit to Normandy.
The underground site of the Ardoisières offers a journey into the depths of the earth in the heart of old slate quarries. A one-hour guided tour allows you to discover the history of the site and the exploitation of the slate, but also to go through the geological time and to understand the process of formation of the water table.
30 meters underground, the Souterroscope of Caumont l’Éventé plunges the visitor into a magical atmosphere, created by numerous sound and visual animations. A geological museum exhibits remarkable minerals.
The visit of the Souterroscope is also the occasion to discover the technical work of the miners who worked in this quarry dug in the 19th century to extract the blue slate. A new digital scenography supports the museography and the reenactment scenes. The Souterroscope site, by its playful and educational aspect, is aimed at a public of all ages.
The audio tour lasts one hour, with a departure every 12 minutes.
The Ardoisières quarry opens its doors: