Cave in the Dordogne
between Sarlat and Bergerac

The Grotte de Maxange is one of the most beautiful concretion caves in France.

In the Dordogne, in the heart of the Périgord Noir region, between Bergerac and Sarlat, the Grotte de Maxange, a natural masterpiece, offers a magical spectacle of eccentric concretions that are unique in the world.

grotte de Maxange - grotte exceptionnelle en Dordogne

What to see

At the heart of the tertiary era
A show of rare quality
Between curiosity and rarity

grotte de Maxange, site unique en Dordogne

Preparing your visit


grotte de Maxange, site touristique en famille en Dordogne

On site

Car park...

At the heart of the tertiary era

The cave is part of an underground network that dates back to the beginning of the Tertiary era, around sixty million years ago.

Between curiosity and rarity

The most curious and rarest forms of calcite concretion are the so-called eccentrics.

A show of rare quality

What makes this cave so interesting is the quality of its concretions.

A real geode

The effect is particularly astonishing and can only be seen in a relatively small number of caves.

A recent discovery

The most recent discovery was made on 15 August 2000 by Angel Caballero, who runs a quarry on the site.