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. Our Saint-Nectaire holiday planner makes visiting Fontaines Petrifiantes de Saint-Nectaire and other Saint-Nectaire attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Very interesting and informative tour. Know-how has perpetuated. Nice guide knowing give interesting explanations.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Great to do very well for small site is great. Great guide! I recommend it
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  • August 16, 2017
    Guided tour very interesting but for people who want to see caves is not ideal. Otherwise very informative place
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  • August 17, 2017
    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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  • August 20, 2017
    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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  • August 22, 2017
    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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  • August 8, 2017
    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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  • August 16, 2017
    Interesting and original place. Nice. However visit quick and nice store but expensive in the end.
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