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Address: Audrix, 24260 Le Bugue, France
Phone Number: 05 53 07 27 47
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Lots of information from the guide worth going to see if you are fit and able, wouldn't advise for pushchairs small children or aged people as footing is very uneven in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Lots of information from the guide worth going to see if you are fit and able, wouldn't advise for pushchairs small children or aged people as footing is very uneven in places. Would suggest having the earphones as we did for 2euros as the guide speaks in France only.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Hope into a gondola which brings you down to the cave with magnificent views of the stalagmites and stalactites accompanied by a lighting show. The tour is in French, however you can purchase English guided headsets. Well worth it - unfortunately no photos allowed!!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We opted for the basket ride down into the cave - so glad we paid extra for the basket! Alternatively, one can walk down the stairs into the cave. On the way down, it was initially dark. The basket attendant offered information in French, but translated a few words for us here and there into English. As we got closer... More 

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Hull
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The Crystal Cathedral is huge in size and well justifies its name. Simultaneous translations are available for the non-French speakers and those translations are as comprehensive as the French commentary itself – a definite plus point. The calcification is the same chemical process that is behind Mother Shipton’s Cave in Yorkshire but here, it is on a massive scale. Justifiably... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

While in Tayac for Christmas we visited this cathedral de cristal and rode down into it via the gondola chair, amaaaazing. A must do if you are there, we did the audio tour as well and were very glad we went. We then did the short forest walk behind the carpark and enjoyed the foggy wintry day even more.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

What an experience! These caves are worth visiting as the ambience is exceptional. You are taken on a guide tour, have a light show and then have to bend low through a tunnel to exit the cave. If you do not like confined spaces it is best to exit the cave by the route you entered.

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Gourdon, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Great historical interest attraction. Unique with a very safe "basket" where you are lowered into the "gouffre". Well worht the extra for this priviledge

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Fantastic formations Fantastic son et lumiere Some guided tours are in English Great value for money

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I was not impressed with the "gondola" down. It gave the impression that it would rotate so you could have an all round view as you descended. It was used rather more for the benefit of those already in the cave for a "light" show! It was rather impressive with all the crystals but I was disappointed that you only... More 

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High Wycombe
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We spent quite a while debating which cave to visit in the Dordogne. We finally decided upon Proumeyssac- dubbed the 'Cathedrale du Cristale'. The cave itself is beautiful, although quite commercialised. Aside from the cave, there is a gift shop, café and numerous other activities onsite- such as picnic areas and a playpark. Entering the cave is really impressive- it's... More 

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