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Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac

Address: Audrix, 24260 Le Bugue, France
Phone Number: 05 53 07 27 47
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Le Bugue
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks

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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
3 reviews 3 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

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
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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