Grotte de Bellevue


Useful Information

Location: 2km from Marcilhac-sur-Célé in the Célé valley. 8km from Cajarc, 40km from Cahors and Figeac.
Open: closed.
[2014]
Fee: closed.
[2014]
Classification: ExplainKarst cave
Light: electric.
Dimension: L=250m.
Guided tours: D=40min.
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Address: La Grotte de Bellevue, Route de pailhés, 46160 Marcillac-sur-Célé, Tel: +33-565-406392.
For groups out of season, Tel: +33-565-312877.
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History

1964 discovered.
1966 opened to the public.

Description

The Grotte de Bellevue is a small cave famous for its overwhelming and abundant speleothems. It is only 250m long and one of the few caves in the area without cave paintings. On the other hand it shows stalactites, stalagmites, draperies, and excentriques.

This cave was closed as a show cave many years ago. There are remains of the former ticket office with bar and some tables. But it is not possible to visit the cave any more. Unfortunately it is still listed on many tourist cave inventories, even with entrance fees in Euro, which gives the impression the cave is still open.