Underground City at Naours

Interesting
The village of Naours itself boasts remarkable cob architecture, but is mainly renowned for the incredible network of caves dug out of the limestone of the neighbouring plateau. These shelters, many of which can be seen in Picardy and part of the Artois area, are called creuttes, boves or muches, meaning hideout in the local dialect. The underground city could take in 3 000 people with their livestock and has 2km of roads, squares, 300 rooms, three chapels, cowsheds and a bakery with ovens.

Useful information

Address:

5 rue des Carrières, 80260 Naours

Phone:

+33 3 22 93 71 78

Price:

11 € (-16 years old 7 €)

Opening hours

Jul-Aug: 10am-6.30pm; Apr-Jun and Sep-Oct: daily except Mon 10am-5.30pm, weekends and Bank Hols 10am-6.30pm; rest of year: 11am-4.30pm - closed 1 May, Dec-Jan