Tuesday 21 November 2023

T Stands For.....the underground experience!

Hi everyone, I'm taking you to a magical place today. It is somewhere tried to visit last year but when we went it was closed and we didn't get back there until this year!

It is the Grotte de Tourtoirac and isn't far away from our son's manoir!

The most interesting thing is that these caves were only discovered in 1995 and only opened to the public in 2010

I wasn't sure what to expect but was absolutely blown away by the beautiful sights.

No words - just enjoy!

There is glass over this ladder in the visitor centre - there are lifts down to the caves now!!!!

Afterwards we went off to nearby Chervais Cubas and had lunch at Franca (another favourite of ours!)
Hubby was delighted to get a Cafe Gourmand - coffee with a few samples of desserts
So, for T Stands For Tuesday over at Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog The Altered Book Lover, although we had water, tonic water and Coke during our meal I will let you focus on hubby's coffee and mini desserts!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Dianne said...

What stunningly beautiful photos! Caves can be a bit spooky, but this seems to be well lit and what dramatic formations! those desserts look pretty amazing too...;) Happy T day!

Helen said...

oh WOW! what a glorious sight, isn't nature wonderful I love the ones that have grown like arms hanging down... incredible. Desserts look yummy, too!

Carola Bartz said...

Beautiful pictures of the cave - everything looks quite stunning. And I would go for the Café Gourmand as well. Happy T day.

Valerie-Jael said...

OMG, Chris, this is fabulous. I would love to visit there. The photos are even better than the food and drink today and that's saying something! Thanks for sharing, I will come back tomorrow for a longer look! Hugs, Valerie

CJ Kennedy said...

The stalactite and stalagmite formations are incredibly beautiful. The desserts are a beautiful sight, too. Happy T Day

Mae Travels said...

You really treated us to a great photo essay this time. I grew up in a limestone cave area and I have always loved the beauty of the slowly-formed natural sculptures.
best, mae at

jinxxxygirl said...

So pretty Chris... Here in TX we have been to the Sonora Caverns and then Carlsbad Caverns.. I think they are all just wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing ! Happy T day!! Hugs! deb

peppylady (Dora) said...

My son has seen the Caves in Kentucky and was quite impress with them.
Coffee is on.

Rita said...

Wow!! Just stunning cave magic!
Happy Tuesday. :)

Divers and Sundry said...

I love caves! but there aren't any in our immediate area. You got great photos!

The coffee/dessert plate would be a sweet treat :) Happy T Day!

My name is Erika. said...

Caves are amazing to visit, aren't they? I can't believe these were just discovered so relatively recently. I've visited a couple of caves at various times, and it is always very eye opening. I'm glad you got to go visit. And I apologize for being late commenting for T. That's a fun photo of your husband too. What an expression on his face. I hope it was a wonderful T day Chris. Hugs-Erika

mvmaithai said...

Wow! This is one amazing cave.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sorry I'm late visiting your T Tuesday post. I caught a bug that knocked me out.

I love spelunking. I have been in a cave a friend owns that hasn't been completely mapped. Needless to say, nothing like the beautiful one you shared for T. Your photos were magnificent.

That was possibly the best photo I've seen of T. It was great. I almost forgot I was supposed to be looking at the desserts and coffee (grin). Thanks for sharing both the caves and the desserts for T this week, dear Chris.

Cloudia said...

I like to think that there are undiscovered jewel caves beneath our feet! Thank you for confirming this. Aloha

Empire of the Cat said...

Wow those caves are spectacular! I would love to see them in person but that's unlikely so I really appreciate your photos Chris. The one that looks like a hand reaching down! Love your hubby's mini dessert plate! Sorry for the late comment, had some browser issues last week.