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Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac

Audrix, 24260 Le Bugue, France
05 53 07 27 47
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Le Bugue
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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High Wycombe
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Beautiful doesn't come close to describing the Grotte .......it is well worth paying the extra to go down in the Gondoler....you get a totally different perspective.

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Surrey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We visited the Crystal Cathedral last week. It should have taken us 1.5 hrs from Riberac but we got very lost and it took MUCH longer. The cavernous space is hugely impressive. We chose to come down in the gondola but as other reviewers have said, it's not worth double the price 18e for an adult with gondola and 9e... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A slick operation and well thought out. Descend into the Crystal Cathedral and marvel and the formations that took millions of years to be created. Great science park onsite for the kids called Ludo Parc where they can try pot-holing and learn about the creation of stalagmites and stalagmites. Great picnic spot in the car park too.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

A beautiful cave with stalagmites and stalactites. Very impressive. We paid extra and came down through the ceiling. The kids liked it. Unnecessary expense if you are adults. The place is very touristic so some of the natural charm is missing. Still it is worth a visit.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

An impressive site on a very wet day. We only had to wait 20 minutes for the next tour. The headphones for English commentary at 90 cents were worth it if you don't have a good understanding of French. Very spectacular stalagmites and stalactites with 4 very big structures among the hundreds of others. The additional cost for a gondola... More

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

I was expecting just another cave (have seen lots in the UK) so was surprised to see such an impressive geological display. It is worth booking online in advance (day before to avoid queues). Not sure I'd bother with the basket into the cave as double the price of normal ticket (but maybe once in a lifetime chance). There are... More

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essex
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22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is run as a very slick operation, with tours every 20 mins. The cave is great in terms of size and number of stalagmites and stalactites, but I didn't like the staging of the dramatic lighting. We had to wait two hours to get in but it was peak season in August.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed the cave which would have 5 stars however 2 things annoy me. First the French audio commentary was so loud it was almost impossible to hear the English commentary from the ear buds. (Even with the volume on full) Second like many there is no photography. I can understand that they would not want flash. But a blanket ban... More

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Lincoln, UK
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9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Having an interest in science i was really looking forward to seeing the Stalagtites inside the cave. We tried booking online as many reviews had suggested that in summer Hols but was not able to do so as an English mobile number (adding 44 at the start) did not work so I emailed and got a text back. The audio... More

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