Grotte de Domme

Grotte de la Halle

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Location: In Domme, Place de la Halle, 9 km south of Salat, 45 km south west of Brive.
(44.8031904, 1.2145191)
Open: FEB to MAR Mon-Fri, Sun 11-12, 14:30-16:30.
APR to MAY Mon-Fri, Sun 10-12, 14:30-17:30.
JUN Mon-Fri, Sun 10-12, 14:30-16:30.
JUL to AUG Mon-Fri, Sun 11-12, 14:30-16:30.
SEP Mon-Fri, Sun 10-18:40.
OCT to 11-NOV Mon-Fri, Sun 11-12, 14:30-16:30.
Fee: Adults EUR 8, Children (6-16) EUR 5.50, Children (0-5) free.
Groups (20+): Adults EUR 5.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: electric, with ultraviolett light.
Guided tours: L=45 m.
Address: Grotte de Domme, Place de la Halle, 24250 Domme, Tel: +33-553-317100, Fax: +33-553-317109. E-mail: contact
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An artificial tunnel in the centre of this Bastide village leads to a series of highly decorated chambers which was to inspire the artist and writer François Augieras, the author of "Domme ou l'essai d'occupation". The exit is via the natural entrance and the elevator ride back to the surface affords a breathtaking view of the Dordogne valley.

Text by Tony Oldham (2002). With kind permission.

This cave is named Grotte de Domme (Cave of Domme) as it is located in the center of the city Domme. It is also named Grotte de la Halle (Cave of the Market Hall) as the entrance is located right behind the market hall on the Place de la Halle (market hall place). The cave has four different passages, two of them, the gallery of the bison and gallery of death, have prehistoric engravings. The other two passages have extraordinary speleothems.