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Les Grottes de Maxange

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Address: Mestreguiral, 24480 Le Buisson-de-Cadouin, France
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+33 5 53 23 42 80
10:00 - 11:59
14:00 - 17:00
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14:00 - 17:00

In the heart of Perigord, the caves of Maxange were discovered in 2000. It...

In the heart of Perigord, the caves of Maxange were discovered in 2000. It didn't take long for them to be recognize as one of the most beautiful caves of France. Maxange is classified since 2013.Don't miss this incredible journey.Au coeur du Perigord,Les Grottes de Maxange, decouvertes en 2000 n'ont pas mis longtemps a etre reconnues comme l'une des plus belles grottes a concretion de France. Venez les decouvrir au plus vite.

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Very interesting views of various forms of stalactites, some types I hadn't seen before which made it very good for us. The tour is less than an hour with commentary in French... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Bolton le Sands, United Kingdom
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Bolton le Sands, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very interesting views of various forms of stalactites, some types I hadn't seen before which made it very good for us. The tour is less than an hour with commentary in French when we visited, this was ok because a hardcopy sheet of the key points were documented extremely well in English. The tour and the entrance area/shop were well... More 

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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Unique and amazing. It has all been said in previous comments. A shame that the guide, although knowledgeable, did not have the skill to communicate any enthusiasm - she has not any and is quite cold - and the main quality of a good guide is: communicate and exchange with the group of visitors, engage them... Her English was very... More 

Thank Maroclover
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful cave with stalactite formations I've never seen before elsewhere, very beautiful. You visit on a halfhour tour, which was conducted in French with an accompanying English guide seat. Photographs are allowed without flash, and there's ample lighting in the cave for a cameraphone.

Thank Piran M
Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

My husband likes caves and looking at stalagmites and stalactites but I feel once you've seen one there all quite similar so off to trip advisor I went to look for a cave with a difference and Maxange was that. It is only small compared to some we've seen but it is different than those we've seen so I enjoyed... More 

Thank mandy g
Le Buisson-de-Cadouin, France
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

We took a friend and her young child, and had a guided tour of the cave. An ex quarry for many years until an entrance to the cave was found. There are 10 points of interest commentary in French with a written translation to English. There is an excellent cafe/shop where you can wait for the next tour good coffee... More 

Thank Stewart C
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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

I was particularly interested in how this cave was discovered by accident whilst blasting in a quarry. Very nice tour underground with an English speaking guide. The tour is about 50 minutes. It has some VERY rare stalactite formations....possibly unique in the world ! The whole site is immaculately clean and tidy. Nice restaurant and bar available after (or before)... More 

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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

If you're into geology like my husband then the formations are great, but as far as caves go here wasn't much else to see. Once you see one stalactite you've seen them all. It was pretty to look at in parts, my toddler loved hearing about how a bear had once lived there. Other than that I thought it wasn't... More 

Thank Elaine L
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

The caves (2 of them) were only discovered 16 years ago but the visit is worth it. The guided tour is interesting and the thousands of eccentric stalactites and stalagmites are beautiful! Also, the coffee is nice, always a plus for me. Highly recommended.

Thank florence y
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Reviewed 28 May 2016

Extraordinary afternoon spent underground! We visited Grottes de Maxange at Le Buisson de Cadouin, a series of caves only recently discovered in 2000 but already recognised as being some of the most beautiful in France. Where stalactites and stalagmites are spectacular in their own right, it is the crystalites that branch out in all directions (referred to as 'eccentrics') that... More 

Thank Michael H
Mouzens, France
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Reviewed 1 February 2016

Arrive early and enjoy the tour. This is a new grotto and the colors are amazing. Kids will love it. While you wait thiere is a nice shop and coffee available.

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