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12/10/2010

Grottes de Lacave, Lacave, Lot, France


This photo was taken in Lacave, a village in France, situated in the North-West of the Lot department, within the Midi-Pyrénées region, situated in the foothills of the "Causse de Gramat" at the confluence of the Dordogne and the Ouysse, 12 km from Souillac and 8 km from Rocamadour.
Discovered in 1902 by Armand Viré, the Grottes de Lacave are a series of impressive caves which have several galleries, each given separate names. Two of the most impressive are the Great Dome Room at 60 meters high and the 2,000-square-meter Room of Marvels. There are also numerous limestone formations, including the Spider-footed Pillar, which has the biggest helictites in Europe.

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