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Grotte du Grand Roc

A geological surprise of stalagmites, stalactites and columns.

robbieflow / france / western france and the atlantic coast / roque-gageac / Grotte du Grand Roc

Found in Laugerie Basse, near Les Eyzies, the Grotte Grand Roc was first discovered by Jean Mauryon on April 29, 1924

Laugerie Basse found below an overhanging cliff, with troglodyte houses at the foot of the cliff including an auberge / restaurant run by the Jugie fmaily for over 3 generations. The site is of great archaeologic importance and has been inhabited since prehistoric times.

After the entrance tunnel you will follow along the footpath of twists and turns and enjoy the formations carved by water flowing through the carboniferous limestone rock.

You will find during your visit: helictites, triangles, soda straws, rimstone pools, gours, and calcite crystals.