Grotte Taillerie du Puy de Dôme

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Location: Puy de Dôme. Route de Ceyssat, 63870 Orcines.
Open: Palm Sunday to SEP daily 10-19.
Fee: Adults EUR 5, Children EUR 4.
Groups (10+): Adults EUR 4.
Classification: SubterraneaMuseums
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: L=250 m.
Guided tours: L=250 m, D=30 min.
Address: Grotte Taillerie Puy de Dôme, Route de Ceyssat, 63870 Orcines, Tel: +33-473-621741, Fax: +33-473-622329.
Grotte Taillerie Puy de Dôme, 14 Rue du Port, 63000 Clermont Ferrand, Tel: +33-473-924928, Fax: +33-473-924929. E-mail: contact
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1961 opened to the public.


An unusual show cave. An artificial tunnel, 250 m long contains a few minerals and some fake speleothems. It is possible to see daylight through chinks in the wall of the tunnel which is meant to represent a lava cave. The tour ends in the gift shop which sells jewellery, some of which is made on the spot.

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