Grottes de Saint Antoine

Grottes de St-Antoine de Padoue

Useful Information

Location: Brive-la-Gaillarde
Open: Park and Cave Church: all year daily 8-20.
Guided tours: JUL to AUG Tue 16.
Fee: Park and Cave Church: free.
Guided tours: Adults EUR 3, Children EUR 2.
Classification: SubterraneaCave Church
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours: D=90 min.
Address: Grottes de Saint Antoine, 41 avenue Edmond Michelet, 19100 Brive la Gaillarde, Tel: +33-555-241060, Fax: +33-.
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1226 Saint Anthony stops at this cave and meditates.


The Grottes de St-Antoine de Padoue (Caves of Saint Anthony from Padua) are actually a single huge cavern, a former limestone quarry, which was transformed into a catholic church during the Middle Ages. Later a new church was built on top of the rock which has the same name. But the cave church still exists and is a consecrated church which is open to visitors daily. There is a guided tour once a week, which is held by one of the monks which operate the site.