The Cave of Lastournelle Caves and chasms in Sainte-Colombe-de-Villeneuve

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Location : In the countryside

Province : Vallée du Lot

Services

  • Chèques Vacances (Holiday voucher)
  • Credit card accepted
  • English spoken
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Snack
  • English
    • THE LASTOURNELLE CAVE: AN UNDERGROUND EXPERIENCE IN SAINTE-COLOMBE-DE-VILLENEUVE, LOT-ET-GARONNE

      Discover a mysterious world

      The Grotte de Lastournelle, located in Sainte-Colombe-de-Villeneuve, is a geological wonder nestled in the Lot-et-Garonne department. With its unique rock formations and natural wealth, this cave offers a captivating experience for lovers of nature and discovery.

      Schedules and reservations

      Cave tours vary depending on the seasons and special events. It is recommended to book in advance to guarantee your place.

      • From February to June 2024 : Tours take place at 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. During the April holidays, special activities are organized, providing an educational and entertaining experience for the whole family.
      • July and August 2024 : Enjoy morning tours in the total darkness of the cave, lit only by provided flashlights. Tours are also offered at midday and afternoon, showcasing the magnificent rock formations with carefully designed lighting. Reservations are strongly recommended for these popular tours.
      • September to November 2024 : Traditional guided tours are available at 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., offering visitors a comprehensive exploration of the cave with special highlights of the unique geological features.
      • December 2024 : For a magical experience, don't miss the special Christmas-themed activities. These festive events offer an enchanted getaway for the whole family.

      Tips for the visit

      During your visit to the Grotte de Lastournelle, keep in mind some practical tips:

      • Appropriate clothing : The temperature in the cave is maintained at 14°C, so it is recommended to wear a light jacket. Sports shoes are also recommended for better grip on wet ground.
      • Reservations : To avoid disappointment, be sure to reserve your tickets in advance, especially during busy periods or for special events.
      • Visit duration : Allow approximately 45 minutes to fully explore the wonders of the cave.

      Prices and practical information

      The entrance fee for the Grotte de Lastournelle is 7€50 per adult and 5€50 per child. Discounted rates may be available for groups or special events.

      For any reservations or requests for information, please contact 06 63 88 90 60.

      Restoration

      After your underground exploration, relax and enjoy a meal break on the beautiful treetop terrace. A selection of tasty dishes are available at all times, offering a delicious dining experience in a unique natural setting.

      Conclusion

      The Grotte de Lastournelle promises a fascinating adventure to the heart of the earth. With its flexible schedules, special events and practical advice, this destination is ideal for families, nature lovers and discovery enthusiasts. Book now and get ready for an unforgettable underground experience!

      Special program 2024

      From March 30 to June 30

      • Traditional guided tour: Explore the mysteries of the Grotte de Lastournelle during a traditional guided tour, available every day at 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Delve deep into the earth and discover the fascinating rock formations that characterize this exceptional cave. The duration of the visit is approximately 45 minutes.
      • April holidays - “Les Cavernicoles” animation: From April 17 to 26, 2024, immerse yourself in the fascinating world of cave dwellers with Professor Spéléodingo. Accompanied by an expert guide, you will discover the wildlife that inhabits the caves and take part in fun and educational activities. Reservations required for this one-hour event.

      In May

      • “Les Lumières du Phénix” show: The Lumières du Phénix association invites you to an enchanting show in the heart of the Lastournelle Cave. From Wednesday May 1 to Saturday May 11, at 5 p.m., let yourself be transported into a magical universe where juggling, dance and captivating tales will amaze you. Book now for an unforgettable experience.

      Don't miss these special events that add a touch of magic to your visit to the Grotte de Lastournelle in 2024. Reserve your places now and prepare to experience unforgettable moments in the heart of the earth.

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Traveller Reviews The Cave of Lastournelle

4.4 sur 5 741 reviews

  • Natalie Green

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Natalie Green on 07/08/2023

    Highly recommend this to families. The caves are simply magnificent and all the more exciting to do the whole thing by torch light (they do this to preserve the atmosphere inside to stop overgrowth of vegetation which is detrimental to the limestone). The owner Sylvie is so friendly and our tour guide Hugo was outstanding. They were all friendly and so lovely with the children. Note that the caves are not suitable for anyone with mobility needs - we managed to do it with our four year old but I wouldn’t take a child younger than that. Wear trainers not sandals and take a jumper! Thank you for a wonderful time.

  • Louise

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Louise on 17/06/2023

    Worth the visit! Our guide (the granddaughter of the one who discovered the cave) was also very nice and knowledgeable. Just make sure to wear a good pair of non-slip shoes as it can get a bit slippery inside. May take 1hour-1.5hours of tour, and entry fee is just 7.50€ for adults, so definitely worth it!!! 😀

  • Klaske de Jonge

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Klaske de Jonge on 11/07/2023

    Very nice cave, friendly hosts - worth a visit! recommended to call and reserve ticket

Traveller Reviews The Cave of Lastournelle

4.0 sur 5 164 reviews

  • "Gr8 Site for a visit"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by 123keithl on 25/08/2018

    We visited on a cooler day late afternoon and had an entertaining tour of around 45 minutes hosted by Hugo. He was extremely well organised splitting English and non English speaking into groups and...

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  • "Small, but well worth the visit"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by thetrumblefamily (Bourne, United Kingdom) on 16/08/2018

    We are a family of 5 (10, 6 & 2) The cave is smaller in comparison to a lot in France, but this is one of the nicest ones we have been too. The children loved it. Lovely touch to give the children...

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  • "Good value and family friendly. Nice history of the location."

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by Peggy R on 09/08/2018

    We went to the caves in August, but it happened to be a rainy day, which added to the experience. It's not a large cave by any means. But we needed something close to Agen (25 minutes) and...

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The Cave of Lastournelle

Address

1851 route des Grottes de Lastournelles
47300 Sainte-Colombe-de-Villeneuve

Contacts

Phone : 05 53 40 08 09

Cell : 06 63 88 90 60

GPS coordinates

44° 20'30.05"N, 0° 39'26.4"E

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