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Grotte des Demoiselles

Listed under Caves & Caving in Montpellier, France.

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The main draw of this very popular cave complex is the famous 'Virgin and Child' stalagmite, one of the regions religions miracles formed from a particularly white column of smooth limestone calcite and sitting grandly in a huge cavern called the Salle de Vierge. But this chamber has a range of graceful stalagmites and stalactites, thought to look like dancing women.

This is the epitome of the show cave experience with easy access via an upward moving funicular railway leading you to a stair case allowing everyone to get close to the best of the remarkable rock formations this cave has to offer. At one stage the owner of the land bored a huge tunnel into the hill to run the funicular through.

Pre 'easy access-ification' this would have been an unbelievable experience and the cave has been known about for a very long time and its an early tourist site.

Written by  dwhodgeson.

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“Grotte des Demoiselles”

A truly beautiful show cave.

Written by  Mike Lyvers.

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Grotte des Demoiselles (Fairies Cave)

Though these caves are beautiful the engineering work that has gone into making them easily accessible has deadened the experience of venturing underground to see the magic of the world below ground. The main attraction is The Virgin’s Hall which is impressively large and filled with interesting, well lit rock formations.

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