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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  • amazing, unique and surprising to see something other than cheese, but it was a bit too long for my taste, very expensive sales of objects and paintings store...
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  • during our visit of the sleeping beauty, the one that I called saint Nectaire since the end of operation of the Spa. We discovered something unique in the world. Ally fountains. The creation by the limestone of the natural sources of Auvergne on the moulds made by the hand of l ' man and this for generations. (there not that cheese!).
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  • If you n have a bit of time to spare you can see how limestone made of the works of art finally with time and the imagination
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  • Interesting place, the young guide perfect. We liked. Place a little small for the price, we do not visit all! Interesting process. He must love the result however.
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  • Worth the drive. Beautiful objects whose manufacture is well explained during the visit. Friendly guide. What cameos, some are mounted on support fancy. Honest price. Ask the vendors at the end of visit... QQ best available.
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  • It is finally the visit of an artisan workshop. The visit is well commented, the explanations are clear, the scene is lovely. The works are interesting and far from overpriced compared to the work done.
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  • Original and former manufacturing process. Very fun educational visit, we learn even for adults. An artistic side that is seen at the end with the prices that go with.
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  • Interesting and original place. Nice. However visit quick and nice store but expensive in the end.
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