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Grotte de Lastournelle

Lastournelle, 47300 Sainte-Colombe-de-Villeneuve, France
+33 5 53 40 08 09
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Great for the kids - excellent guide - definitely worth a look

The caves are in a lovely rural setting. The entry fee is very reasonable. True, the style is a bit... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2016
essexb0y2016
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
via mobile
Interesting way to spend a rainy morning

Interesting place to visit though as the other reviews state it is quite a low-key operation. Our... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2015
Tom_Blancmange
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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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These limestone caves have developed over 25 million years, building up a host of stalactites, stalagmites and limestone tapestries of an incomparable richness. The Lastournelle Cave was discovered in 1878 when a well was drilled. Farmers living on that property dug down in an attempt to find a water source . They didn't find water, but instead discovered the cave. 45 minutes guided tour of the caves allowing you to explore this spectacular underground world The caves are divided into 7 rooms : Well Room Ratopenado Room Column room Round room Marboutin room Statue room Spring room The tour follows the natural formation of the caves and is easily accessible. However, wheelchair access is not currently possible. April, May, June, September daily tour 2.30 PM, 3.30 PM and 4.30 PM July and August open to 10 AM to 6 PM
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29 Aug 2016
“Great for the kids - excellent guide - definitely worth a look”
23 Aug 2015
“Interesting way to spend a rainy morning”
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Lastournelle, 47300 Sainte-Colombe-de-Villeneuve, France
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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

The caves are in a lovely rural setting. The entry fee is very reasonable. True, the style is a bit rustic and the caves are not huge but it still takes 45 mins to tour, there are some beautiful and impressive formations and the guide...More

Thank essexb0y2016
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Interesting place to visit though as the other reviews state it is quite a low-key operation. Our guide didn't speak English but that didn't really matter as it was fine just wandering along and explaining to our three and five year old as we went....More

1  Thank Tom_Blancmange
Lastournelle, Propriétaire at Grotte de Lastournelle, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2015

We were very happy to read you enjoyed the lamplight visit - an original way of exploring the underground caves which provides an element of adventure which works especially well for children. We are very fortunate to be able to provide a visit in cave...More

Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

Charmingly bizarre French attraction, only cave I have seen with a replica of the French space rocket Arianne outside! Slightly makeshift feel to the place but quite charming. Have to say one of the smaller caves I have been to in France but the guide...More

1  Thank Jackie L
Reviewed 15 July 2014

This visit was a very pleasant surprise. Much better than we expected given the fact that it is a very 'low key' attraction. Our guide spoke good English and we were shown around in a very small group of 4 adults and 2 children which...More

Thank Debbie D
Reviewed 12 August 2013

Whilst these aren't the most extensive, or "high-tech" (for want of a better phrase) caves, they are still a very interesting way to spend a morning/afternoon in the area. We were very impressed by our guide - they have no prior warning of what nationalities...More

Thank MReviewer12
Reviewed 4 August 2013

wasn't huge and it was pretty much like any other cave we have visited but my boys loved it and it was a cool place on a hot day

Thank Fiona C
Reviewed 3 August 2013

We visited the caves and would recommend this, but don't think too much of it. You make a tour with a guide, ours unfortunately only did this in French, so half the group had trouble understanding. The caves are cool / cold which is nice...More

Thank Martha0478
Reviewed 17 November 2012

we went here in August and it was around 35 c outside, yet as soon as we entered the caves even a few metres it was better than walking down the chiller aisle in a supermarket. guided tour was in French and English staff were...More

1  Thank 47luca
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