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Address: Gouffre de la Fage, 19600 Noailles, France
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+33 5 55 85 80 35

The Gouffre de la Fage opens at the heart of nature, in a large underbrush,...

The Gouffre de la Fage opens at the heart of nature, in a large underbrush, in the town of Noailles, at 8 km south from Brive, in Corrèze, at the border of the departemeents of Lot and Dordogne. It offers many aspects to its visitors: richness and density of concretions, paleontological site, and colony of bats.

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A very enjoyable afternoon.

We decided to give these caves a try instead of some of the more famous ones of the region as we were looking for a quieter more relaxed trip out. The ticket office had a lovely... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We decided to give these caves a try instead of some of the more famous ones of the region as we were looking for a quieter more relaxed trip out. The ticket office had a lovely lady who explained that you explore the caves unguided but that there were French and English notices throughout. She even offered us spare jumpers... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

We really enjoyed our visit to the caves. With a 5 year old batman fan it was a real novelty for him. Shame we didnt get to see any bats. It was a rainy day and we were looking for something to do inside, this was ideal. The venue is well organised and has english speaking attenants. We were advised... More 

Thank Paula C
Oxford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

The caves are off the beaten track so to too busy; the guided tour is french only (and a bit long-winded) but written guide available in English. Children enjoyed crawling though small tunnels. Mostly good underfoot, but wet walls in some places. The cave is home to thousands of bats, which you won't see in a daytime visit, but come... More 

Thank drmdobson
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

This self-guided cave tour is great. There is lots to explore and many places to get background info by pushing buttons for pre-recorded speeches. This cave has suffered at the hands of many stalactite thieves and that's just too bad for the rest of us.

Thank Kristin S
Corrèze, Limousin, France
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014

Could do with a lick of paint above ground but hey - you're here for what's underground! Bats. And formations. And it's all real. And no one will rush you round (can do your own underground tour using the guide or go with a guide if you prefer). My kinda place. Not glitzy. Real. :-)

Thank Andy D
Paris, France
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Reviewed 1 September 2014

Recommended with Children, easy to visit, and also astonishing to be there underground. Nice stories about bats.

Thank ponth
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2014

This 'gouffre' seems much less well publicised than most in this part of France. Not sure why, it was splendid. Fascinating, complex calcite formations, beautifully lit to enhance natural beauty not to provide artificial lighting effects. The guide spoke very clear french so I was able to follow much of what he said and I'm far from bi-lingual.

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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2013

Take a jumper - it's icy cold down in these caves! We thought this would probably turn out to be quite a small scale thing but the caves are most extensive, and really magnificent - like a spooky film set. We parked our car under trees, bought tickets from a friendly woman, and then were free to climb down an... More 

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