FONTAINES PETRIFIANTES DE SAINT NECTAIRE

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Your visit takes you around an underground world where you will discover how works of art are made from limestone. The geology area and the cave in which the hot mineral springs gush out will reveal their volcanic origin while the workshops will introduce you to the mysteries of a rare craft which has been practised here for two centuries. Finally, at the “Petrifying Spring” and its amazing 14-metre waterfall you will learn about the physics and chemistry behind the limestone deposits and man’s ingenuity in designing this tool to make wonderful objects. Consult our opening times online: click here

 

 

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Individuals

Individual visit: Oui

Times of self-guided tours:

We welcome visitors all year round.
To consult all the site opening times, please visit: http://bit.ly/1Kw5tqk

Self-guided tour comments:

A specially adapted setting showcases our craft. The tour lasts approximately 30-40 minutes and our hostess is available at the end of the tour to answer visitors’ questions.



Guided tour: Oui

Times of guided tours:

Guided tours for individuals in July and August only.
To consult all the site opening times, please visit: http://bit.ly/1Kw5tqk 


Guided tour booking info:
Guided tour comments:

Tours leave every 10 minutes


Kid rates: Free for children under 7
Kid rates: 7 to 15 years old: €3 per person

Adult rates: €6 per person

Groups

Restrictions for group visits: Visite sur rendez-vous

Group visits booking info:

Please contact us on +33 (0)4 73 88 50 80 or using the booking form to book your visit.



Minimum number of people: 20

Maximum number of people: 55

Group rate: €5 per person
School rate: Children (7 to 15 years): €2.50 per person
School rate: 1 teacher free for 10 paying pupils

General information

Length of the visit: 45 minutes

Tasting: Oui

Activity: Oui

Languages spoken: German English

Closed to groups:

18/11 to 20/12



Shop: Oui

Shop opening times:

To consult all the shop opening times, please visit: http://bit.ly/1Kw5tqk



Cash payment: Yes
Payment by cheque: Yes
Bank card payment: Yes
AMEX payment: No

Disabled access: Yes

Car parks: Yes
Coach parks: Yes

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