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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 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 December 2022 to Sunday 01 January 2023

Every day

Exceptionally closed : Sunday 25 December 2022

Exceptionally closed : Sunday 01 January 2023

From Monday 02 January to Sunday 05 February 2023

Every day except Monday

From Monday 06 February to Sunday 05 March 2023

Every day

From Monday 06 March to Sunday 09 April 2023

Every day except Monday

From Monday 10 April to Sunday 02 July 2023

Every day

Past Opening day(s)

From Monday 12 September to Sunday 02 October 2022

Every day

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
  • Sitra promotion typology :
    • Bad weather alternative
  • Customer type :
    • Compulsory health pass
Equipment & Services
  • Parking :
    • Coach parking
  • Services :
    • Services
  • Grouping by age (EN) :
    • Children
  • Shop :
    • Shop
  • Accessibility criteria for people with reduced mobility :
    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
    • Absence of steps
  • 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€
01/01/2023 - 31/12/2023
AdultA l'année8.00€
Child (7-15 years)A l'année5.00€
  • 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