The caves and chasms of Dordogne Périgord
The Caves of Dordogne Are all more interesting than the others, some are geological curiosities adorned with concretions, others were visited by prehistoric men such as Cro-Magnon in particular in the valley of the Vézère at the time of the Magdalenian.
Ornate Prehistoric Caves Globally known as the masterpiece of prehistoric art: The "Venus de Laussel" and the "Frieze of the horses" in the Haut-relief of the Cap Blanc, and above all the famous wall paintings or rock paintings of the simile of the Caves of Lascaux: Horse, aurochs, bison, deer, ibex bulls and mammoths
Caves in Concretions The concretions are the fruits of alchemy between water, rock and time. An astonishing work of erosion that first dug cavities in the rock followed by the slow crystallization of minerals contained in secular water. stalactites, stalagmites, columns, drapery, eccentrics: All these concretions are available to your eyes in Périgord.
The Abyss The chasms are distinguished from the caves by their generally imposing entrance which has a marked verticality. Sometimes the chasms have a very important entrance as in Padirac, but others like that of Proumeyssac barely open on the outside and have long been unexplored as smoking and known once as a hole of the "devil"