Tourtoirac, the geological pearl of Périgord

The Tourtoirac cave, a huge cave of more than 3 km, was discovered on January 28, 1995 by Jean-Luc Sirieix, a speleologist from Mussidan.
Proud of his discovery, he wants to share his wonder with his friends.
On February 4th, he organized an exploration with Philippe Marchive, Annie and Michel Maire.
After this visit of several hundred meters, the return is marked by a drama, Annie Maire and Jean-Luc Sirieix drown while Philippe Marchive and Michel Maire are narrowly saved.
By the will of Jean and Arlette Sirieix, Jean-Luc's parents, this cave becomes a tourist development project.
With the invaluable help of Philippe Marchive and Bernard Gauche, the municipality was able to have a first 25-meter deep well dug in 2000.
Open to the public since May 1, 2010, on a 300-meter path fully equipped for the handicapped, the richness of this cave, which is crossed by a stream, lies in the incredible diversity of its concretions.
One can find butterfly wings suspended from the vault, eccentrics, hollow and fragile fistulas, massive columns worthy of a Roman palace, jellyfish, elegant draperies and what are called gours, crystallizations that emerge from the surface of the water.


The visit is accessible to people in wheelchairs and children's strollers.


Tourtoirac Cave

24390 Tourtoirac

Tel : 05 53 50 24 77




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