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 visited these petrifying fountains on a rainy day. It's a pretty quick visit (allow 30 minutes) but fun and friendly. The kids loved it. They would have wanted to bring back a souvenir in petrified calcalaire, but this shop is way too expensive and doesn't get to all the purses. Damage.
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  • It's something to see! The children were captivated and intrigued. It's an amazing place. Thank you to the kind lady of the welcome who took her time to answer the questions of our youngest son.
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  • 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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