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Les Fontaines Pétrifiantes de Saint-Nectaire

The hot springs that gush out from the centre of the earth give birth to a craft that is unique in the world: the art of petrifaction. Spend a timeless moment in the cave, the galleries, the workshops and the Petrifying Fountain.
After an unusual underground getaway, the hot springs will take you to the workshops in which the secrets of a unique art craft have been preserved for 2 centuries.
The Pétrifying Fountain with its surprising 14-meter waterfall will reveal to you the ancestral know-how of the craftsman in the exploitation of calcite. At the end of the visit, the petrifies will no longer hold any secrets for you. You will then be able to appreciate the great diversity of the bas-reliefs and crystallizations created. Unmissable family discovery for young and old.

From 26/05 to 10/07/2022
Opening hours daily between 9.30 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 7 pm.

From 11/07 to 21/08/2022
Opening hours daily between 9.30 am and 12 pm and between 1.30 pm and 7 pm.

From 22/08 to 11/09/2022
Opening hours daily between 9.30 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 7 pm.

From 12/09 to 02/10/2022
Opening hours daily between 9.30 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6.30 pm.

From 03/10 to 16/10/2022
Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 9.30 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6.30 pm.
Closed on Monday.

From 17/10 to 31/10/2022
Opening hours daily between 9.30 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 5.30 pm.

From 01/11 to 13/11/2022
Opening hours daily between 9.30 am and 12 pm and between 2.30 pm and 5.30 pm.

From 17/12 to 31/12/2022
Opening hours daily between 9.30 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 5.30 pm.
Closed on Monday.
Closed exceptionally on bank holidays.