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La Grotte de la Pierre de Volvic is an ancient underground quarry dug in the heart of a lava flow. Through an original scenovision combining excitement and discovery, follow in the footsteps of Jean Legay-Chevalier, an iconic figure of the 1900s. As...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
2 rue du Pont Jany, 63530 Volvic, France
+33 4 73 33 56 92
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

This attraction is more than just visiting a cave. The story is told through four video experiences which give you the history of the caves, the water source and stone through personal stories. It is very well put together and gives you a connection to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Emma H
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

I thought I stepped in a tourist trap but instead I was propelled 120 years ago among the hard working stone cutters. Beautiful story on a special old man and a glimpse on stone artworks. Oh yes, the museum store has low prices : this...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank oasdiug
Reviewed 26 October 2016

It is amazing. It is not a big cave, but the way it is presented makes it huge. We are introduced to a history of a visionary, who waned to create everything from this unique stone. A very nice example of his stubbornness is searching...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank wiktorhor
Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

Went on a whim. Lots of info. Little in other than French, but attendent gave headset for language translation to English. Films mostly adverts, and aimed at lower age children, but informative never theless. Free fill up at outside fountain, Other volcanic water at vitchi....More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Tony058
Reviewed 7 June 2015

A must see attraction if you are planning a visit to Volvic. Situated on the edge of a beautiful forest and nature reserve, the cavern runs deep into the ground with great interactive videos that guide you through its interesting history. There is also a...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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