Grotte de Limousis


Useful Information

Location: Limousis, Aude département (11).
13,5km north of Carcassone.
Open: 15-MAR to MAR daily 14-17.
APR to JUN daily 10-12, 14-18.
JUL to AUG daily 10-18.
SEP daily 10-12, 14-18.
OCT daily 14-17.
[2006]
Fee: Adults EUR 8, Children EUR 4.
[2006]
Classification:  Karst cave.
Light: electric.
Dimension: L=15,000m.
Guided tours: L=600m.
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Address: Grotte de Limousis, F-11600 Limousis. Tel: +33-468-775-026, Fax: +33-468-784-009, E-mail: contact
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Last update:$Date: 2015/08/30 21:54:54 $

History

 
1811discovered.
1897explored.
1935electric light.
1973light and installations modernized.

Description

The map of the Grotte de Limousis (Limousis Cave) is almost boring. A straight sequence of eight chambers, one after the other, almost horizontal. But the content of the cave is extraordinary, abundant speleothems of various kinds. Highlight is the formation in the last chamber, a huge aragonite stalagmite which is four meters high and has a circumference of ten meters. This is said to be the hugest formation of its kind in the world.


See also


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