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The Petrifying Fountains of Saint-Nectaire

  • Les Fontaines Pétrifiantes de Saint-Nectaire
  • Les Fontaines Pétrifiantes de Saint-Nectaire
  • Les Fontaines Pétrifiantes de Saint-Nectaire
  • Les Fontaines Pétrifiantes de Saint-Nectaire
  • Les Fontaines Pétrifiantes de Saint-Nectaire
  • Les Fontaines Pétrifiantes de Saint-Nectaire
  • Les Fontaines Pétrifiantes de Saint-Nectaire
  • Les Fontaines Pétrifiantes de Saint-Nectaire
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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.
Opening day(s)

From Saturday 09 April to Wednesday 25 May 2022

Every day

From Thursday 26 May to Sunday 10 July 2022

Every day

From Monday 11 July to Sunday 21 August 2022

Every day

From Monday 22 August to Sunday 11 September 2022

Every day

From Monday 12 September to Sunday 02 October 2022

Every day

From Monday 03 to Sunday 16 October 2022

Every day except Monday

From Monday 17 to Monday 31 October 2022

Every day

From Tuesday 01 to Sunday 13 November 2022

Every day

From Saturday 17 to Saturday 31 December 2022

Every day except Monday

Exceptionally closed : Sunday 25 December 2022

From 09/04 to 25/05/2022
Opening hours daily between 9.30 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6.30 pm.

From 26/05 to 10/07/2022
Opening hours daily between 9 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 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.
General
  • Visit :
    • Guided tours
  • Services :
    • 55 people max per group
  • Visites :
    • Average group visit length (minutes) 60
    • Average individual visit length (minutes) 50
  • Type of culturel patrimony :
    • Company open to the public
  • themes :
    • Craft
    • Science and technology
  • Customer type :
    • Compulsory health pass
Equipment & Services
  • Parking :
    • Coach parking
  • Services :
    • Services
  • Shop :
    • Shop
  • Help for client/transport :
    • Coach access

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FaresRates periodMinMax
02/01/2022 - 31/12/2022
AdultA l'année6.80€
Child (7-15 years)A l'année3.90€
Group adultsA l'année6.00€
Group childrenA l'année3.50€
  • Payment methods :
    • Cheque
    • Bank/credit card
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Contact
The Petrifying Fountains of Saint-Nectaire
1 avenue du Dr Roux
63710
Saint-Nectaire
Phone : +33 4 73 88 50 80
  • Spoken language(s) :
    • English
    • French
    • German