The Grand Roc Cave
Discovered by Jean Maury on April the 29th 1924, the Grand Roc Cave was opened to the public in 1927. The cave entrance is half way up an impressive cliff face which dominates the Vézère valley at Les Eyzies.Read more
Delve into the heart of the cave! And discover the secrets of the underground world: stalactites, stalagmites, draperies, calcite flows ... You will be surrounded by an impressive amount of eccentrics!Read more
Come and discover this amazing mineral “jeweller’s shop” - the only geological cave of the Dordogne to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is one of the great unmissable sites of the Périgord!Read more
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There is something magical about this place: the cliffs, the earth and the forest dominate us in all their splendour. However, man has left his imprint and traces of his passage here. We can imagine legendary cities sculpted in the rock… Our journey climaxes in the cave’s warren, a labyrinthic forest of rocks decorated with unimaginable crystal concretions… This journey will definitely leave its mark on you.
I visited the Grand Roc Cave with two children aged 6 and 7. We all loved the intimate feel of this small cave with its rock formations. It feels quite different to most of the caves and chasms of this type which are more often than not vast and imposing. Here, it is the thousands of tiny eccentrics and other curious formations which captured our imaginations. The guide told us their story and explained the secrets of their formation – absolutely fascinating!
Grand Roc Cave
It’s great fun explaining to children that the drops of water falling on their head do not come from stalactites made of ice but of stalactites made of calcite …
You’ll discover in this cave the marvels of nature in an enchantment of crystal structures: columns, draperies, calcite stalactites and eccentrics.You’ll wander through a cleverly lit-up mineral forest. Make this visit a priority!
You penetrate the very heart of the cliff to find eccentric rock formations, a magical place.The guide was both nice and interesting!A natural masterpiece not to be missed!
What a lovely visit! My three children and I were totally captivated by this unusual place and by the explanations given by a guide who was warm, funny and very professional! We have great memories of the day!