Grotte de Foissac
Grotte de Foissac
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Rolando
3 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
The cave itself Is quite nice and might be worth a visit if at least it would be allowed to take pictures. The tour was only in french and the guide put not any effort to integrate non-french-speaking persons. The only communication with the guide was when je asked my son not to take and picture. There are so many nicer and more tourist friendly caves in this area ( for example Padirac) that I would not go again if I could turn the time back. We were there in August 2020
Written 2 September 2020
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sue s
Saint-Sornin-Leulac, France181 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
We arrived in time for the fist tour (10.30) & were the only visitors so our excellent guide talked us through our visit in English.
The caves are amazing so much to see natural & relics of men including pottery, tools and actual skeletons.
The guide was very knowledgable and made our visit even more interesting.
Definitely recommended.😊
Written 8 July 2019
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Saigonrose
Buchholz in der Nordheide, Germany86 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
Very small café and souvenir shop when you arrive. Museum across the road with more information on the caves. Guided tour (French) through the caves, well done, nice stories on the people that once lived in the area and how they now conserve the caves. Interesting site to visit.
Written 25 August 2016
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Traveller_Tomasco
Arnhem, The Netherlands136 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
Today we visited Grotte de Foissac with our children (7&8). The guide spoke also English, so we could understand the story told. The cave had some interesting parts (people actually worked in this cave). Also, people were buried in the cave and you could see the remains of them. Spooky.... I recommend a visit to this Grotte!!
Written 17 August 2016
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Geoff H
Ringwood, UK8 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
We went on a Saturday in August expecting crowds but we were almost the only ones there. We joined another English family and were shown round by a very knowledgable English speaking guide. The tour takes an hour and involves quite a few steps up and down. Human remains including a childs footprint right next to the path from 5000 years ago. Impressive pots in situ and unbroken from the copper age. Great cave formations.
The caves arent very big but every footstep is packed with interest. I guess we were lucky with our guide who was superb.
Written 4 September 2015
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KarenCowell
Bridgend, UK72 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
On a wet Wednesday in late July we decided to try the Grotte de Foissac which are only about half an hours drive from where we're staying.

On arrival, the car park was full so we managed to squeeze in and went to the entrance where you pay and are allocated a time. We only had to wait 15 minutes so we visited the tiny museum/information display in a nearby building.

The caves themselves are entered via a series of concrete stairs and there is a guide with you at all times to tell you all about the formations and history, in both English and French. The actual length of the walk is about 500m and takes about an hour and 20 minutes duration, though it is quite cool down there so bring a light jacket for protection.

From memory, the entrance cost was about €8 for an adult and €5 for children. Photos are not permitted underground.
Written 6 August 2015
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dannyboy73
Orpington, UK15 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
Hour long tour.take a jumper as can get cool down there. Interesting caves and remains.our guide was good as he divided his convos into english then addressed majority in french which i appreciated. Kills an hour if you have a rainy day or want to see a local attraction
Written 27 July 2015
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Ashley538
Colchester, UK28 contributions
Jun 2015 • Family
There are many interesting features to these caves, their story and the items found in them. We are still trying to piece the information together as our French is very limited and we didn't understand a word the guide said. Despite our failings we enjoyed our visit and found the museum over the road a great help as it had captions in English.
Written 24 June 2015
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Corinne T
20 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
Great cave formations and remains for bronze age man. The guide was very attentive and tried to explain as much as possible in English. No cameras allowed :-( but well worth a visit
Written 30 August 2014
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Simon293916
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar30 contributions
Jul 2014 • Solo
This cave is well worth the visit, even more than the Gouffre de Padirac I found. Before you go down the cave you can visit a small museum on the other side of the street. I found it a bit disappointing though, quite amateurish. Once there are enough people you go down the cave with your guide and the visit lasts about one hour. The beauty of the place is striking and all artifacts, skeletons (may the poor old Arthur rest in peace), fossils, etc date back to the Chalcolithic, "The most important objects have been preserved where found" as it says on their website. All these objects are more than 5000 years old and I found it really moving to see them as the explorers found them 50 years ago. Apparently they have barely touched them. The temperature is quite cool (about 13 degrees) some bring some kind of jacket. The walk is really gentle and there are not too many steps, so it is suitable for everybody. Our guide was really very knowledgeable and kind, but I am not sure whether her English was good or not. You are NOT allowed to touch anything or take photographs.
Written 13 July 2014
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