Grotte de Tourtoirac, Perigueux

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Discovered in 1995, Grotte de Tourtoirac showcases a 3 km (1.8 mi) cave that was opened to the public in 2010 after extensive exploration. Take a tour on the 300 m (984 ft) path, which is lit and handicapped accessible. As you walk, examine the cave's natural rock formations--fistulas, massive columns, jellyfish, draperies, and more. With our world travel planner, Perigueux attractions like Grotte de Tourtoirac can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Périgord, we did not know this cave. The opportunity of a hot day of summer to find some cool but not that... Beautiful discovery that deserves to be seen!
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  • An atypical cave to discover... we came across a very nice guide and interesting I recommend...
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  • Caves accessible (whether in a wheelchair or a stroller), and very beautiful. I regret just the price, I think is a bit high, but otherwise a visit to do!
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  • Excellent with tour guide and audio guide. We enjoyed the coolness of the cave during a very hot week.
  • I love this anyway, but fantastic natural beauty and one of the most accessible cave's I've been too. Excellent, well recommended.
  • Great caves. Not claustrophobic. Children enjoyed it
  • Very nice to see if you havent seen a cave before. The English tourguide is a bit boring and her pronouncements are a bit broken English. Tour was way too long and not everything was interresting. Price is good. € 8,20 for a tour per person.
  • Probably the only truly wheelchair accessible cave, this under ground stream was discovered only recently (1995) and opened to the public a couple of years later. This has allowed the management of the cave to put in place strict sustainability regulations in place from the beginning. So no late 1800 graffiti here, and infrastructure that makes it probably the only truly wheelchair accessible cave. That said, the cave does have its share of real attractions, it was formed by a small underground river forming a tunnel like space. The limestone shapes are very varied, including some eccentrically sideways growing ones. It is a relatively small and therefore intimate cave that can be visited as part of a (one hour) tour only. It is not the ‘most impressive’ or ‘largest, highest, deepest of anything’ but within half an hour of Hautefort a very interesting way to spend an hour or two. Pick-nick space available outside.

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