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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  • Informative and nice visit Good tour and liked seeing the workshop etc English guide was very useful Staff very helpful Worth a visit 
    Informative and nice visit Good tour and liked seeing the workshop etc English guide was very useful Staff very helpful Worth a visit  more »
  • I loved the detailed explanations and clear accurate descriptions. The caves and the workshops and souvenir shop had everything the tourist needs for a fulfilling experience. 
    I loved the detailed explanations and clear accurate descriptions. The caves and the workshops and souvenir shop had everything the tourist needs for a fulfilling experience.  more »
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  • Interesting and informative. Fascinating to see the techniques used and great but not cheap souvenirs. Enjoyable and very well explained.
  • We did not expect much from the petrifying fountains of Saint-Nectaire and we have been stunned by the tour. The visit is relatively quick but you can spend time at your pace to admire the caves and the fountains. It was very informative and we learnt a lot about the techniques used to create the art work. It could be a pricey and expect to buy something at the end in the gift soft. Recommended for everyone

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