The Proumeyssac chasm - Crystal Cathedral Caves and chasms, Prehistoric Sites in Le Bugue

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 09:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday 09:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday 09:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday 09:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • Friday 09:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday 09:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • Sunday 09:30 am - 06:00 pm

Opens at 09:30 am

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  • Qualité Tourisme

Location : In the countryside

Province : Black Périgord

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  • English spoken
  • Entertainment
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  • open 7/7
  • English
    • DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF THE GOUFFRE DE PROUMEYSSAC IN AUDRIX, IN THE HEART OF THE BLACK PERIGORD

      The largest developed cavity in Périgord

      The Gouffre de Proumeyssac, nicknamed the Crystal Cathedral, offers a unique underground experience in the Périgord Noir. Nestled in Audrix, this geological wonder is the largest developed cavity in the region, offering visitors a fascinating dive into the heart of the earth.

      Breathtaking spectacular concretions

      The adventure at the Gouffre de Proumeyssac reveals a striking spectacle of nature. Explore the petrifying fountains, stalactite forest and calcite triangles unique in the world for their size. Each mineral formation offers a breathtaking array of natural beauty, bearing witness to millions of years of geological evolution.

      An immersive and educational experience

      Dive into the heart of the mysteries of the abyss with our new attraction , the captivating docu-fiction “The Mysteries of Proumeyssac”. Discover the ancestral secrets of the site through its history, legends and superstitions. Take advantage of innovative lighting in 360° 3D Mapping for total immersion in this underground universe.

      Activities for the whole family

      Take part in educational activities with your family to deepen your knowledge of geology, combining humor and knowledge. Explore the forest trail, the mineral river and the geological area for an enriching and entertaining experience. Our vast free park also offers play, relaxation and picnic areas, as well as a shop, a bar and a snack bar to satisfy all your desires.

      An unforgettable adventure to experience in a basket

      Go back in time and opt for the tour option with gondola descent, an extraordinary experience to discover the chasm like in the last century. Treat yourself to a spectacular and original moment with a small group of 11 people, for an intimate exploration of the mysterious depths of the abyss.

      Opening hours and reservations

      Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac welcomes you all year round with opening hours adapted to the seasons. In summer, take advantage of our evenings until 7 p.m. for an even more magical experience. For your comfort, reservations are strongly recommended in July and August, so do not hesitate to book online on our site or by telephone at 05.53.07.85.85.

      Immerse yourself in adventure at the Gouffre de Proumeyssac and let yourself be amazed by the magic of history and nature, united in this exceptional site in the Périgord Noir.

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      Visit the Gouffre de Proumeyssac and its park
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Traveller Reviews The Proumeyssac chasm - Crystal Cathedral

4.3 sur 5 1821 reviews

  • James Marshall

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by James Marshall on 09/09/2023

    We visited this cave on a very hot day (35C) and the underground coolness was most welcome. Remember to pick up a free audio set before you set off: otherwise you will miss out on all the fascinating details. It's worth booking in advance because it was filling up quickly when we got there. The light show does a great job of highlighting the rock formations in turn.

  • joe higham

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by joe higham on 01/06/2023

    Simply unbelievable. Go in May/June... get the last tour and enjoy the space / experience without anyone else around:) That allows you to immerse yourself much like the designers of the show intended ☺️🤓

  • Tanya Monier

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Tanya Monier on 01/03/2024

    This experience really dazzled the whole family. We descended in the nacelle, an open cage on a single cable (less scary than it sounds) and enjoyed the lights and sounds of a show for several minutes. As it's rainy season, each major formation looked a bit like a waterfall, and rain fell all around the edges, very sparkly. Just absolutely extraordinary sights.

Traveller Reviews The Proumeyssac chasm - Crystal Cathedral

4.0 sur 5 1897 reviews

  • "A wonderful experience"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Amber D on 22/04/2024

    An astounding place. Worth the entrance fee of about €13. There was a slightly oddly acted film to start but it gave the background of discovery. You then enter a dark tunnel & Wow! The light & music...

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  • "Once again, majestic nature ruined by humans."

    1 / 5 Reviews posted by Camila N on 14/09/2023

    I would like to clear out that the place and cave itself is one of the most incredible places I have ever been to. The formations in the stone and the size of it all is really breathtaking. However...

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  • "Nice but average and"

    3 / 5 Reviews posted by 408gemmac (Brighton, United Kingdom) on 30/08/2023

    It’s a lovely cave but only one cave. Guide was in French but we had English version via headphones which was good. Get close to stalagmites etc. Cafe is awful, worst fries we’ve had all Holiday and...

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The Proumeyssac chasm - Crystal Cathedral

Address

Gouffre de Proumeyssac
24260 Le Bugue

GPS coordinates

44° 53'28.12"N, 0° 56'7"E

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