The Cave of Lastournelle Kids activities in Sainte-Colombe-de-Villeneuve

Opening hours

Open

  • Monday 10:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Friday 10:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Sunday 10:30 am - 05:00 pm

Closes at 05:00 pm

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Location : In the countryside

Province : Vallée du Lot

Services

  • Cash
  • Chèques Vacances (Holiday voucher)
  • Credit card accepted
  • English spoken
  • Entertainment
  • Garden
  • Groups
  • Parking
  • Snack
  • Terrace
  • English
    • The cave is completely natural and still active. The geology of the land dates back more than 25 million years, from the end of the Tertiary era, then an underground river dug a beautiful gallery which continues to be adorned with an infinity of stalactites, stalagmites, draperies, columns and other calcite concretions. La Grotte de Lastournelle was discovered in 1878 thanks to farmers who dug a well to find water, they did not find water but a wonder underground. It is a family cave, the grandfather of the current owner discovered the entrance and made the fittings and opened to the public in 1957The Grotte de Lastournelle is therefore an extraordinary family heritage for three generations. You will marvel along 7 rooms with different landscapesdesigned and sculpted by Mother Nature. 45-minute guided tour at 14°C. In heatwave or rainy weather, a perfect place to spend time with family or friends while discovering the richness of the underground natural heritage of Lot-et-Garonne. At Sainte-Colombe-de-Villeneuve in the Lot-et-Garonne, the Grotte de Lastournelle is a "pearl of Aquitaine" in the Lot valley. Tourist site located on the territory of the Community of Agglomeration of Grand Villeneuvoislabeled "Country of art and history".

      Different tours are offered to you throughout the year :

      - authentic visit to an unlit cave with flashlights to discover the cave like speleologists,
      - visit on the way to the extinct cave (with a flashlight) on the way back to the illuminated cave.
      - visit with highlighting by lighting,
      - Themed entertainment, fun and cultural activities and workshops : P'tite Aventure Spéléologique (treasure hunt in the extinct cave) Halloween (unusual visit with a witch), Christmas (experience the magic of Christmas in a magical place)...

      A bar/snack to refresh or eat and a shop (souvenirs, semi-precious stones, soft toys...) are available on the site.

      To enjoy our beautiful park, outdoor games are available : slide, tunnel-cave, bat game (giant goose game), Lastournelle game (treasure hunt with a little surprise to win), giant wooden games, picnic tables...
      For nature lovers, hikers or sportsmen (on foot, on horseback or mountain bike) : a magnificent hiking trail is located on the site of the Lastournelle cave towards the Lake of Baniérettes (swimming prohibited).

      Some hikes that pass through the site of the Grotte de Lastournelle :

      https://www.tourisme-lotetgaronne.com/itineraires/sainte-colombe-de-villeneuve-les-grottes-de-lastournelles/ (FR)
      https://www.tourisme-lotetgaronne.com/itineraires/sainte-colombe-de-villeneuve-la-balade-du-lac-de-banierettes/ (FR)



      Reservation strongly recommended on 05 53 40 08 09 or 06 63 88 90 60.
      It is 14°C in the cave and the ground is wet, bring a jacket and sports shoes.

      In April :
      Visit at  3:30 p.m.

      In May and June :
      Visit at 3.30 p.m., 4.30 p.m.

      In July and August :
      - morning dare to visit the extinct cave, by the light of the flashlight (which we lend) to discover the cave like speleologists.
      - 12h visit to the extinct cave on the way out and visit to the illuminated cave on the return
      - afternoon, visit with lighting enhancement

      Visiting hours from July 1 to 10 : 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m.
      Visiting hours from July 11 to August 20 : from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - visiting hours vary according to the number of visitors.
      Visiting hours from August 21 to 31 : 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m.

      In September :
      - 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m ..

      In October and November :
      During the All Saints holidays
      Halloween activities : The Witch, the return... Unusual activity to share with family or friends in the cave.

      In December :
      During the winter holidays
      Animations on the theme of Christmas : Magic Journey under the Continents. Magical and cultural outing to enjoy with family or friends, a change of scenery guaranteed !

      Tour prices :
      7€50/adult
      5€50/child (from 4 to 12 years old)

      Entertainment rates :
      7€50/participant (from 4 years old)
      CB and ANCV holiday vouchers accepted

      Contact us by phone on 05 53 40 08 09 or 06 63 88 90 60 or by email : contact@grotte-de-lastournelle.fr
      The Grotte de Lastournelle is located in Sainte Colombe de Villeneuve in the Lot-et-Garonne - between Bordeaux and Toulouse in New Aquitaine.

      We are located between Agen and Villeneuve-sur-Lot :
      - to come from Villeneuve-sur-Lot, take the direction of Pujols/Prayssas then follow our signs.
      - to come from Agen, take direction La Croix-Blanche/Villeneuve sur Lot, turn at La Croix Blanche then follow our signs.
      - to come from Marmande or Casteljaloux, take the direction of Ste Livrade-sur-Lot/Villeneuve sur Lot, at the roundabout at Ste Livrade take direction Agen- Grotte de Lastournelle then follow our signs.
      - to come from Fumel or Monflanquin take direction Villeneuve-sur-Lot then Pujols/Prayssas and follow our signs.


      Some hikes that pass through the site of the Grotte de Lastournelle :

      https://www.tourisme-lotetgaronne.com/itineraires/sainte-colombe-de-villeneuve-les-grottes-de-lastournelles/ (FR)
      https://www.tourisme-lotetgaronne.com/itineraires/sainte-colombe-de-villeneuve-la-balade-du-lac-de-banierettes/ (FR)

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Traveller Reviews The Cave of Lastournelle

4.4 sur 5 749 reviews

  • Jeremy H

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Jeremy H on 06/07/2024

    What an experience, first of all the description from the lady was enough to make my day. Every 6 or 7 meters she would stop and give us a fulfilling description of where everything was. She even showed us the leaning tower of stalagmite. Then the gift shop, my daughters found very nice things for very good prices. But to make it fun for the children there was a very intertaining treasure hunt all around the property,with a very rewarding prize at the end,(no spoilers 😁).

  • 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!!! 😀

Traveller Reviews The Cave of Lastournelle

4.0 sur 5 165 reviews

  • "Worth to visit"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by joannaz468 (Evesham, United Kingdom) on 16/06/2024

    We recently visited the Grotte de Lastournelle . Absolutely amazing place. You are in a different world. We booked our tour in advance and we were very lucky to have a private tour with a fantastic...

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  • "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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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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