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 The concretions are the fruit 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 minerals contained in secular water. stalactites, stalagmites, columns, drapery, eccentric: All these concretions are offered to your eyes in our subsoils.
The chasms 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 because smoking and known once as "Devil's Hole"