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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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  • The visit can be done on foot (not too much market) but also for the descent of a small cabin at the center of the cave that was the 1st natural opening (pretty expensive for what knows). Refrain for those who have Vertigo. 3/4 the visit is made. There is no too far.
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  • The Perigord is really a breathtaking region and contributes to the visit of the different sinkholes. The Proumeyssac chasm is to do, get carrycot downhill that offers a spectacular descent into the abyss, as in the old days. Polar and sneakers because it's cold and the floor is slippery. We had our breakfast of 7 months with us in the pod and had carried him in the cave because some passages are complicated and too narrow to carry it in the carrier on the back.
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  • I opted for expensive nacelle downhill but extraordinary how. It slips into the skin of the discoverers who 100 years previously dared with torches dive in the dark, the great unknown
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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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