Opening dates: 03/04 - 01/11/2020

 

Lacave

 
Grottes de Lacave 1

Its caves and castles (20 minutes from Camping PADIMADOUR****)


Ideally located on the banks of the Dordogne, Lacave is a small village with many heritage, historical, gastronomic and tourist attractions.

All the riches of the Dordogne Valley are here together: an exceptional underground world, magnificent pebble beaches, a prehistoric park, two castles, two starred restaurants, a magnificent church listed as a Historic Monument, not to mention a whole range of activities with splendid hikes, caving, swimming, canoeing and even the best places to practice fly fishing!

What to do in Lacave?

 

Les Grottes de Lacave (the Caves of Lacave)


Discovered in 1902 by Armand Viré, the Lacave caves have been open to the public for over a hundred years. The access is done in small electric train before discovering on foot majestic rooms like the room of the Mirages or that of the Merveilles (Wonders), a room of 2000m2 where the black light seems to animate some amazing concretions there.
For more info: http://www.lacave.fr/en/tourism/touristic-activities.html

 

La Grotte des Carbonières (the Cave of Carbonnières)


This cave discovered in the early 2000s has the distinction of being very accessible (including wheelchair). Indeed, the accesses were arranged for this purpose: no staircase comes to mark the route of the visit.
The visit lasts approximately 1 hour. In the company of a guide, you will be introduced to the magical power of water, able to carve an incredible number of mineral concretions all more surprising than the others: stalactites, stalagmites and fistulas with crystal clear whiteness. You will also learn that the man has already come into this cavity (a long time ago!).

For more info: http://grottedescarbonnieres.com/

 

The castles of Lacave


Castle of La Treyne

Built on a cliff overlooking the left bank of the Dordogne, the castle of La Treyne is accompanied by a vast park with century-old trees. We can also visit the gardens.
All buildings date from the 17th century, with the exception of the 14th century square tower.
The terrace offers a superb view of the meanders of the river.
The Château de la Treyne (Relais et Châteaux ****) is now a magnificent hotel-restaurant.

Castle of Belcastel

The village of Lacave, nestled against a hill at the entrance of the caves, is dominated on the other side by the castle of Belcastel.
Built around 930 by Adhémar des Echelles, viscount of Turenne, and several times rebuilt, it rises on a rocky outcrop dominating the confluence of the Ouysse and the Dordogne.
This private castle retains of its medieval foundation only part of the main building, the donjon and the chapel.

 
 
 

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