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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  • We were blown away by the majestic sight of the Grotte des Demoiselles - nothing could have prepared for the magnitude of the stalactights and stalagmites, all beautifully and artfully lit to ensure m...  more »
  • This limestone cave with its stunning giant stalactites and stalagmites, translucent draperies, calcite flows and folds is a marvel of nature and is a definite must-see for anyone interested in life. ...  more »
  • Mathias the guide was very knowledgeable explaining in details how things were builds all These million of years.  more »
  • I haven't been to many caves but I'm glad I went to that one. The guide was very nice and full of knowledge, eager to answer our questions. The tour is well done. Absolutely worth it !
  • Great Day out for Family, very impressive caves. Reasonably priced.
  • Beautyful cave and good value for the ticket price.
  • Great geological place. Amazing cave and rocks.