Grottes du Cornadore, Saint-Nectaire

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Grottes du Cornadore feature Roman baths that have been in use since the 1st century. Each room gets warmer as you move through the caves: from the tepidarium (warm room) to the (caldarium) (hot room). You can still view the two perfectly preserved bathtubs from the 1st century. Large cave room have hanging stalagmites, pools, hot tubs, and baths with mineralized water that is rich in carbon dioxide. The cave shows you 2,000 years of hydrotherapy. This attraction is great for families with older children, and dogs are allowed. Grottes du Cornadore is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Saint-Nectaire Edition.
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  • The price is exaggerated in my opinion for this visit. There is not much to see, caves are very small, it has quickly made the rounds, the visit is only 35 minutes, and the information given by the guide (by also friendly) are very superficial and uninteresting. During the visit, which ends in the shop, we're trying to sell us some memory... I also found that the internet site of the caves was a bit "false advertising". When you go on the site we imagine big enough caves, a real visit, former terms Roman gallo, etc. But when we get there we are very disappointed. In the end I thought "that's all?". In short I would not recommend this visit and I will not return either.
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  • The guided tour is 35 minutes. It provides access inside a small cave that keeps its mystery: ancient Roman baths or place of religious rites. The guide is good and answered questions to discover more things. However, his speech is quite minimalist and questions from the audience can go further. The full rate is a little high for the nature of the service.
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  • A bit expensive, very short, little scientific interest, and guide a bit limited on the explanations. If you like mandatory end of visit shops, go!
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  • Shallow cave, visit fast enough but well explained. Come in tight shoes because we're floundering a bit and not be afraid to bend down. Possibility to buy small souvenirs petrified in the limestone at decent price. Nice, good memory.
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  • Well it's not bad but here goes... There are also more interesting caves. So if it's cold or snowing better is worth playing or watching a movie
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  • Fro the site is beautiful but not very interesting visit for the price not worth it. The visit to just for purpose of we do buy figurines petrified...
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  • Not worth the asking price really disappointed, the guides are friendly and the site looks to have a historical interest. But three caves in a row and a low-cost ally fountains version and it for 26 euros to four, I recommend it. It's much better to go see ally fountains which are located in the same village.
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