|Location:||At Manaurie, 7km from Les Eyzies.|
|Address:||Grottes de Carpe Diem, 24620 Manaurie/Les Eyzies, Tel: +33-5-53069107.|
|Last update:||$Date: 2011/12/13 08:53:06 $|
The Grottes de Carpe Diem was named after the Latin phrase Carpe Diem, meaning Seize the Day. It is from a poem by Horace and has become an aphorism. The cave with this extraordinary name is a small karst cave with many speleothems. Despite its locateion at Les Eyzies, it is not a prehistoric cave. The cave was used as a show cave since the early 20th century, but is closed at the moment. Unfortunately it is still listed on many tourist cave inventories.
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