Grotte et Abime de Comblain-au-Pont

Découverte Géologique - La Carrière Souterraine


Useful Information

Location: Comblain-au-Pont, South of Liege.
Open: During aster, summer, and All Saints holidays daily 10-17. Rest of year by appointment. [2006]
Fee: Adults EUR 8, Children (3-18) EUR 5. [2006]
Classification:  Karst cave,  Rock Mine
Light: electric.
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Address: Association "Découverte Géologique", Rue du Grand Pré 25, 4170 Comblain-au-Pont, Tel/Fax: +32-41-3694133 E-mail: contact
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History


Description

Comblain-au-Pont consists of two parts. Grotte de l'Abîme is a natural limestone cave, which is visited with a helmet. Definitly an attraction for children. The second part is a former quarry, called La Carrière Souterraine. This is a rather unusual underground limestone quarry, the only one of this kind in Belgium. The history of this quarry is explained by "animated scenes".

Interesting sights nearby are a 10km geological path explaining the geology, but also the flora, of the region of Comblain-au-Pont. The Ourthe-Amblève Council Museum shows the evolution of nature and man: regional archaeology of paleolithic, mesolithic, neolithic and metal ages, and from the Roman period to the Middle-Ages. And there is a bat center, where bats are protected and researched.


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