Gouffre de Proumeyssac

Proumeyssac is the largest managed cave system in Périgord today.

A tunnel leads you easily to this vast underground vault, its walls decorated with a multitude of exceptionally thick crystallizations.

Light shows and music complementing the originality of the site, provide a background for the 45-minute tour given by experienced guides, leaving you with unforgettable memories.

The thickness and variety of the crystallizations that decorate the walls of this immense underground vault that simply fills your mind, is actually of great geological interest.

With the new light show created for the 3rd millennium and major amenity improvements, the Proumeyssac caves now reveal even more wonders. The new tour, utilizing upgraded, cutting-edge technology, now meets all expectations.

> ABOUT THE CAVES...
Outside, many amenities have been designed for greater visitor satisfaction. All facilities at the Caves are easy to access and free.

• The geological park
Designed to make it easy to understand the many phenomena, it has become a "must" for young and old. Thanks to new illustrated panels and an artificial stream, visitors can see how the four great geological eras have evolved and how the caves were formed.

• Forest trail
On the plateau above the caves, you can find the various species of trees native to Périgord. Information boards are dotted along the trail. And after 300 metres at the end you can look out onto the famous Vézère Valley all the way to the Eyzies cliffs.

• Relaxation area
To relax and unwind, an amenity park under the trees (playground, picnic area) surrounding the vast reception hall that also contains the bar and souvenir shop. It has all been designed for everyone’s well-being and pleasure.

• Parking
A surfaced parking lot is right next to the caves. It has lots of capacity so you won’t waste time getting to the caves. Specially designed for coaches and groups.

 

 

 

SUMMER SHOW: Music


LUDOPARC ACTIVITIES
Spring and July/August holidays
How the caves were formed with “Professor Geopole”
... From the formation of lime soil, to stalactites...

FATHER CHRISTMAS AT PROUMEYSSAC CAVES
From 26 to 31 December

GOUFFRE DE PROUMEYSSAC
BP 7 - 24260 Le Bugue sur Vézère
Tél. : 05 53 07 27 47 - Fax : 05 53 54 75 03
proumeyssac@perigord.com
www.gouffre-proumeyssac.com


> THE TRADITIONAL TOUR
A tunnel leads you easily to this vast underground vault, its walls decorated with a multitude of exceptionally thick crystallizations.
Light shows and music complementing the originality of the site, provide a background for the 45-minute tour given by experienced guides, leaving you with unforgettable memories.

> THE DESCENT BY BASKET
Before the access tunnel was built, visitors were lowered into the caves 3 at a time in a horse-powered basket.
This lowering system was recently brought back into service. It now allows – those who want to – to have an unusual tour, just like at the turn of the century. Thrills guaranteed! (max 11 people at a time)

> THE EDUCATIONAL FUN PARK
The park specially designed for our visitors has been improved with a new educational fun area and a museographical area. A series of fun stops allow the entire family to have geological experiences, go back in time, or learn about speleology, in a special games area.

> THE MUSEOGRAPHICAL AREA
The goal of the museum is to immerse the visitor in an underground world, using cave decorations.
It takes the visitor back in time, from the 18th century legends of the Proumeyssac caves, to the story of their discovery, their opening up to tours, and right up to our own day...

IMPORTANT ! In very busy periods (July/August), you are strongly advised to book.

Book free by phoning 05 53 07 85 85 or by internet: www.gouffre-proumeyssac.com

Open all year round excluding January – Fast food available 1 April to 15 September

February, November, December: 2pm to 5pm
March, 16 to 30 September, October: 9:30am to 12noon and 2pm to 5:30pm
April, May, June, 1 to 15 September: 9:30am to 6pm
July, August: 9am to 7pm