The Carbonnières Cave The Carbonnières Cave The Carbonnières Cave

The Carbonnières Cave

A magical atmosphere: a sound and light ambiance

Welcome to the Grotte des Carbonnières

The Carbonnières Cave was discovered in the 2000's, then developed and opened to the public in 2018 by Jean-Max Touron. It is located between Souillac and Rocamadour in the small village of Lacave.

The Grotte des Carbonnières is a cave with concretions, it was dug by water during geological times. Thanks to erosion and crystallization, the water flow has shaped the different concretions: stalactites, stalagmites, draperies, eccentrics... You will find here a great diversity of geological formations highlighted by a judicious lighting.

More than 350 metres of galleries and 6 large rooms follow one another, one of which covers more than 1,000m², with ceiling heights of up to 15 metres.
The colour contrasts are striking and the multitude of eccentric concretions give this unique place an enchanting atmosphere. The cave offers an exceptional underground landscape with a ceiling crossed by remarkable roots.

In the last room, a real sound and light show awaits you. The Grotte des Carbonnières is equipped with modern LED lighting, which will illuminate the cave as you walk through. The visit lasts about 1 hour. Bring a jacket as the place is cool all year round (14°C).

For your visit, audio guides are available in English, Dutch and Spanish.

Tariff details

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Enjoy a 20% discount with a visit to Prehisto Dino Parc!
Ticket valid for 1 year.


Dates and Times

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Grotte des carbonnières Route de Rocamadour 46200 LACAVE



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