Troglodyte dwellings of the Loire Valley, France

  title={Troglodyte dwellings of the Loire Valley, France},
  author={Alan M. Forster and Samantha Forster},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology},
  pages={193 - 197}
The Loire region of France (Fig. 1) is famous for its many chateaux which represent not only a pinnacle in art and architecture but also are a testimony to the excellence of the local building stone. The Saumur region of the Loire valley has an estimated 1000 km of quarried limestone galleries which were excavated from the 1lth to the 19th century. The stone has been used in buildings ranging from grand chateaux to simple domestic, commercial and agricultural buildings (Bailey 1993) (Fig. 2… 
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