Welcome to the cave of Lastournelle


 

Hidden away within the lush landscapes of the lot-et-Garonne at Sainte Colombe de Villeneuve-sur-Lot, you will find one of the true pearls of aquitaine (South West of France): the Lastournelle caves.

These limestone caves have developed over 25 million years, building up a host of stalactites, stalagmites and limestone tapestries of an incomparable richness.

The Lastournelle Cave was discovered in 1878 when a well was drilled.  Farmers living on that property dug down in an attempt to find a water source .  They didn’t find water, but instead discovered the cave.

 


Visit


 45 minutes guided tour of the caves allowing you to explore this spectacular underground world

The caves are divided into 7 rooms :

Well Room

Ratopenado Room

Column room

Round room

Marboutin room

Statue room

Spring room

 

The tour follows the natural formation of the caves and is easily accessible.  However, wheelchair access is not currently possible.

 

It is 14 degrees in the cave and the ground is wet, plan walking shoes and jacket.

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Opening days


The date may change because of the COVID

 

April, may and June

 

At 11 AM : dare to try an authentic visit by torch-light and on the return we switch on the light

At 3.30 we switch on the light

 

July and august

 

In the morning until 12AM: dare to try an authentic visit by torch-light

At 12 AM : dare to try an authentic visit by torch-light and on the return we switch on the light

On the afternoon : we switch on the light

 

To 1st until 10 july : daily tour at 11.00 AM, 2.00 PM, 3.00 PM, 4.00PM

 

To 11th july until 20th august : daily tour every hour 

To 20th august to 31th august : daily tour at 11.00 AM, 2.00 PM, 3.00 PM, 4,00PM

 

September :

At 11 AM : dare to try an authentic visit by torch-light and on the return we switch on the light

At 3.30 we switch on the light

 

October/November

Haloween's events in french only 

 

December

Christmas events in french only

 

 


Price


Traditional guided tour

Adult: 7 € 50

Child: 5 €

  

Group

Group discounts available. 

More than 15 adults : 6€50/adult

More thand 15 chidrens : 4€/child

For more details, please contact us by phone 06 63 88 90 60 or e-mail

We accept credit cards


How to find us ?


The Lastournelle caves are situated at Sainte Colombe de Villeneuve in the Lot and Garonne department (47), between Agen and Villeneuve sur Lot.

Travelling from Villeneuve sur Lot – leave the town in the direction of Pujols or Prayssas and follows the signs to the caves

Travelling from Agen – leave the town in the direction of Villeneuve sur Lot, then at La Croix Blanche, follow the signs to the caves.

 

GPS adress

Latitude : 44.3416

Longitude : 0.6574