The Caves of Presque. Are a place of interest of the Lot-Quercy in France close to the Gouffre of Padirac and to Rocamadour. In this visit, you will discover a cathedral of concretions as only the Nature has the secret of it! Of majestic pillars, others of a surprising delicacy, crystallizations of all kinds decorate this natural cave discovered at the beginning of the XVIIIth century. You will find in this site all the useful information to organize your visit during your stay in the Lot

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Caves of Presque



The Caves of Presque

Discovered in 1825 and moved in 1922, the Caves of Presque are located to 5 km from Saint-Céré (Lot), to 9 km from Padirac and to 22 km from Rocamadour.
The visit is led by a guide and lasts about 40 minutes.
Without any wast of time, or stain,  the visitor will walk about a well fitied up and lit caves of Presque, offering to the sight no end of concretions, in their various, shapes and colours.
Beside the concretions covering the walls, the cave also shows many stalagmite pillars, from 25 to 30 ft high, some slender, others bulky, unique in the South-West of France.
Everything in its is harmonious, from the frail columns or sturdy pillars which link vault to the ground to the drapery – like stalagmites, the undulating stems of which stillseem to us, with the help of some imagination, to keep the motion stirred up by some mystic breeze.