The Cave of the Columns

Discovered in 1825 and moved in 1922, the Caves of Presque are located to 6 km from Saint Céré (Lot), to 9 km from Padirac and to 22 km from Rocamadour.
The visit is led by a guide and lasts about 45 minutes. Without any wast of time, or strain, the visitor will walk about a well fitied up and lit Cave of Presque, offering to the sight no end of concretions, in their various, shapes and colours. Beside the concretions covering the walls, the cave also shows many stalagmite pillards, from 25 to 30 ft high, some slender, others bulky, unique in the South-West of France. Everything in its is harmonious, from the frail columns or sturdy pillars which link the vault to the ground to the drapery like stalagmies, the undulating stems of which still seem to us, with the help of some imagination, to keep the motion stirred up by somme mystic breeze.


Qualité Tourisme

Type(s) de concrétions

Column - Draperies - Eccentrics - Fistulous stalactites - Gours - Stalactites - Stalagmites - Limestone bubbles



Type(s) de roche

Limestone - Dolomite

Spoken languages :

French English

Means of payment :

Credit card - Cheques - Cash - Holiday voucher

Site equipments :

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