Grotte de Limousis


Useful Information

Location: 51, chemin de la cave, 11600 Limousis
Limousis, Aude département (11). 13,5 km north of Carcassone.
(43.342345, 2.412736)
Open: FEB daily 14-17, tours every hour.
MAR to JUN daily 10-12, 10-18, tours every hour.
JUL to AUG daily 10-18, tours every half hour.
SEP to OCT daily 10-12, 10-18, tours every hour.
NOV daily 14-17, tours every hour.
Closed 11-NOV.
[2022]
Fee: Adults EUR 10.90, Children (12-17) EUR 9.20, Children (5-11) EUR 6.90, Children (0-4) free, Students EUR 9.80.
Groups (12+): Adults EUR 9.80, Children (12-17) EUR 7.80, Children (5-11) EUR 5.90.
Groups with reservation (12+): Adults EUR 7.90, Children (12-17) EUR 5.90, Children (5-11) EUR 4.90, Children (0-4) EUR 3.90.
[2022]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: L=15,000 m, T=14 °C.
Guided tours: D=1 h, L=600 m, VR=10 m. V=26,000/a [2000]
Photography:
Accessibility: no
Bibliography:
Address: Grotte de Limousis, 51, chemin de la cave, 11600 Limousis. Tel: +33-468-769663. E-mail:
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History

1811 discovered.
1897 explored.
1935 electric light.
1973 light and installations modernized.

Description

The map of the Grotte de Limousis (Limousis Cave) is almost boring. A straight sequence of eight chambers, one after the other, almost horizontal. But the content of the cave is extraordinary, abundant speleothems of various kinds. Highlight is the formation in the last chamber, a huge aragonite stalagmite which is four meters high and has a circumference of ten meters. This is said to be the hugest formation of its kind in the world.