Fontaines Petrifiantes de Saint-Nectaire, Saint-Nectaire

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Fountain · Geologic Formation
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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  • This place is for people who really appreciate and want to learn more about the ancient art. The owner has done a fantastic job preserving the history of this type of art. The process of...  more »
  • We loved our visit here! What they do is amazing. Beautiful art work. I would prefer to see more modern items in the shop. If you're after amazing caves to visit this is not the place for you - the...  more »
  • What a fantastic place to visit and reasonably priced. Information in a couple of languages including English.
  • Interesting, though not worth a trip in itself
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