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 have been visited by prehistoric men such as Cro Magnon especially in the Vézère valley at the time of the Magdalenian.
Ornate Prehistoric Caves World-renowned as a masterpiece of prehistoric art: The "Venus de Laussel" and the "Frieze of the horses" in the upper relief of Cape Blanc, and especially the famous wall paintings or cave paintings of the simile of the Caves of Lascaux: Horse, aurochs, bison, deer, ibex bulls and mammoths
Caves in Concretions Concretions are the fruits of the Alchemy between water, rock and time. An astonishing work of erosion that first dug cavities in the rock followed by the slow crystallization of the minerals contained in the secular water. Stalactites, stalagmites, columns, drapery, eccentric: all these concretions are available to your eyes in our subsoils.
The chasms The chasms are distinguished from the caves by their generally imposing entrance which has a pronounced verticality. Sometimes the chasms have a very important entrance as in Padirac, but others like that of Proumeyssac are barely open on the outside and have long been unexplored because they are smoking and known once as the hole of the "Devil"