Already infamous in the 18th century for its terrifying legends, the Gouffre de Proumeyssac was not explored until 1907. Known as the « Cathedral of Crystal », Proumeyssac is currently the largest developed cave in the Périgord.
tunnel provides easy access to this vast underground vault, whose walls are adorned with a multitude of closely-packed and exceptionally beautiful crystal formations. The new light show set to music adds to the originality of this site. The 45 minute tour, led by experienced guides, will leave a lasting impression
Descent in a rotating basket A 360 ° view
In the past, visitors were lowered into the caves 3 at a time in a basket that was powered by a horse.
This year the « Cathedral of Crystal » will be inaugurating a new basket to recreate the experience of early visitors. More spacious than the previous version, this basket allows 11 people to get an even better look at the caves.
The original 1907 basket, attached by a single cable, would spin randomly, providing visitors with a panoramic view of the concretions. The new basket recreates that impression using a specific technical system. In this version it is the floor that turns, providing passengers with a 360° rotation.
Tour with descent in a basket (max. 11 people – additional charge)