La Grotte des Demoiselles, Saint-Bauzille-de-Putois

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La Grotte des Demoiselles has served as, among other things, a hiding place and refuge for people from various walks of life. Exploring the cave was quite perilous until the 20th century, when it was outfitted with concrete stairs, walkways, sturdy railings, and extensive lighting. The name, which also has been "fairies' grotto," comes from a legend about a young shepherd who followed his lamb into the cave until he fell into a vast chamber known as the cathedral. Just before losing consciousness, he reportedly saw a vision of young ladies dancing and singing around him. When he awoke, he was outside the cave with his lamb. For La Grotte des Demoiselles and beyond, use our Saint-Bauzille-de-Putois holiday planner to get the most from your Saint-Bauzille-de-Putois vacation.
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  • A place we never get tired. An underground fairyland. Normal you tell me because the young ladies name comes from popular and local legends that suggested that this place was the habitat of the fairies.
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  • It's always too nice to visit this beautiful cave I never tire of not more pleasant in winter because less than worlds
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  • Visited off-season, we have benefited from a visit to two, great to enjoy the "greatness" of this cave during more than an hour! The guide's explanations are really interesting. I really recommend if you're in the neighborhood!
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  • Very impressed by the scale of the main cave. Worthwhile!
  • Awesome cave, great experience. A little chilly inside, which is to be expected, but nothing serious. The tour is very informative, but entirely in French (also to be expected, and I guess there are audio guides in other languages), so it can get boring waiting around if members of your group don't understand. Entire tour lasted about 1 hour, which is too much for smaller kids (even though they are welcome, all of the small kids in our group got antsy after about 30 mins). You can walk around the cave by yourself at your own pace, but we got the impression that they'd prefer you to stick with the group.
  • Great tour, a clear, funny, but accurate guide who do live this descent 100 m underground. The great room is impressive. A great experience,
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  • Charming tour worth visiting. Very nice place to come visit. Beautiful moment of discovery. A restaurant on site very nice and cheap with wonderful views.
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  • Passing on Montpellier, we pushed to the grotto of the Demoiselles... without regret! A time of visit happening much too soon in this beautiful and exceptional place. The room of the "Cathedral" is particularly impressive. Feels tiny face these huge stalagmites and stalactites.
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