Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine, Carcassonne

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Cave · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Cavern features like draperies, waterfalls, and columns come to life at Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine, one of the world's largest caves open to tourists. The crystallization in the cave is varied: calcite, aragonite, and a range of colored metal oxides exist here, some of which create the famous red rooms. Also admire the iron oxide-colored rooms of bright ocher with trays and disks hanging from the ceiling, as well as the underground river carved into blue marble. Work out when and for how long to visit Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine and other Carcassonne attractions using our handy Carcassonne day trip planning website.
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  • In the depths of the Black Mountain, over thousands of years water carved out an immense cavern which is deeper than the Eiffel Tower is high with stalagtytes and other beautiful geological...  more »
  • We visited on a rainy day. We paid the additional fee for the handheld interactive tour guide - I am glad we did as this was in English and we were part of a very large group so it was hard to even...  more »
  • Very nice visit. This cave is impressive. I would have love it to dig deeper into the mysteries of the Earth when I was younger. The guide was a student, seasonally working there but very knowledgeable and good with storytelling. Everything is in French, is true but people, you could use a bit of the language of Hugo and Proust:) Oh, and the wine, both some good wine aged in oak barrels in the cave.
  • A great place 4-day trip wheelchair friendly and lovely scenery

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