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Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, Audrix

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Called the crystal cathedral, Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac is a cavern filled with intricate crystal formations alongside breathtaking stalactites and stalagmites.

Enter the cavern via tunnel--or, for a fee, you can be lowered into it in a basket, just like the early explorers. Try to catch the dramatic light and music show that focuses on some of the amazing formations, which are nicknamed the waterfall, siren, jellyfish, and octopus. Plan your Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac visit and explore what else you can see and do in Audrix using our Audrix vacation builder.
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  • We opted for the downhill in basket and went down immediately, with a small group. The Gulf is splendid and the gondola down the sublime. Pity that the tariff is so prohibitive for a family. The rates should be clearly scaled down to be accessible to all. This should also be the only way to visit, so it has its importance in the visit. The guides were friendly. The little movie into the abyss lasts 2 minutes and allows to better understand firsthand what the guide says all along. We would have also appreciated having our photo memories basket, perhaps that the device will be installed next someday? I also find very pity that we can not take a picture without flash! I don't go back with a postcard... I would like stay there even longer to observe it better. Visit of about 45 minutes. Beautiful references to children's books in the store. Our son enjoyed the games for kids, who helped him to digest the loss of his favourite toy during the visit.
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  • Very nice especially don't miss basket downhill worth visiting for a few euros more.
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  • The nacelle is to do. We were only 2 (because of good time and 1st departure) and so we were able to admire our own way with this cradle that pivots on it, allowing you to see everything when we are several. It dominates the Gulf with all its concretions, it's splendid.
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  • As a short excursion this is great, especially for the kids. Neat, tidy and well presented. Definitely worth booking in advance as you skip the queue to the cashier. The thought that during medieval times bandits robbed travellers and dropped them through the natural entrance is rather unpleasant, no wonder it had a dark reputation. Well worth a visit.
  • Impressive abyss and arrival by gondola from the top brings cachet to the visitors inside but also to those outside the basket. Downside: damage to a 2nd play of light when the visitor is down because we actually again see the chasm in a different way but we see above all the other visitors who have arrived and for them at the top, shame to see visitors in the middle of that chasm. So, to do from the start to be in the first visit.
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  • Majestic site and a set of effective design: sound and light sculpent the edge and value the work of calcification by rainwater for thousands of years. Nacelle impressive even if the fare is a bit dirty. This visit is unavoidable.
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  • Very nice place, very impressive. The visit is super nice and the surroundings of the chasms are arranged for children. Negative point: the journey in the cave is not suitable for young children (-6 years) and parents with bag os a "door baby". What is unfortunate is that the cashier nor the guide have warned us.
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  • Very nice location with impressive gouffre. Good induction loop in EN during the tour. Multilingual information boards but the other presentations etc. only French-speaking.
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