Fontaines Petrifiantes de Saint-Nectaire, Saint-Nectaire

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View majestic natural sculptures at Fontaines Petrifiantes de Saint-Nectaire, a cave system crafted by the forces of water, volcanic activity, and stone. Prepare to be astonished by the unique subterranean environment of the strange underground world. The caverns are rich in limestone that shapes to the movement of water and springs that are up to 52 C (125.6 F). Watch Fontaine Pétrifiante (Petrifying Fountain) waterfall that drops 14 meters (46 feet). On the Fontaines Petrifiantes grounds, The Papon family invites you to their one-of-a-kind workshop to witness the Gutta-Percha process for molding that they have used to create their otherworldly arts since 1821. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Fontaines Petrifiantes de Saint-Nectaire by using our Saint-Nectaire trip itinerary maker site .
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  • We follow the Court of water from the first room dug into the rock to visit fountains through the workshops. Very short trip but to complete with Roman baths a little higher in the village of st nectaire. Very informative for the younger.
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  • We decided to visit Saint Nectaire is during our walk we discovered "petrifying fountains" not knowing all this we decided to visit! And here's a pleasant surprise, I highly recommend it for the 6th do not expect a visit to crazy but we do discover something unusual and unique in the world by serving as the nature
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  • Nice discovery of this artistic technique, beautiful object, a knowledge to make unique. very interesting even for children
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  • What a fantastic place to visit and reasonably priced. Information in a couple of languages including English.
  • Very interesting local curiosity. Art d use the limestone of the water of the hot springs. Amazing and beautiful result. Craft or Art? In any case... of ancestral values which still exist! Thanks to the person of hospitality makes us enter despite the late hour and who took the time to explain.
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  • Visit a bit expensive for the price. €6 for a free visit, which lasts less than a half hour. Interesting anyway as unique process.
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  • Very nice surprise! Beautiful discovery of an unknown craft. Very interesting meeting of a family that maintains and develops his art for 7 generations. To visit!
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  • Visit informative and well done. We discover one original know-how. Very friendly staff. Well-stocked shop.
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