If summer often rhymes with seaside tourism, this time we suggest you visit the concretion caves, which are real tourist places to explore. Spend the Summer in Bayonne During your stay in Bayonne, take a
If summer often rhymes with seaside tourism, this time we suggest you visit the concretion caves, which are real tourist places to explore.
Spend the Summer in Bayonne
During your stay in Bayonne, take a trip to the Sare cave. After a hike, you can take refuge in this cave, which is constantly at 14° C, to cool down. You will be able to contemplate beautiful calcite concretions. The water and the rain have contributed to magnifying this cave and have naturally arranged the galleries of Lezea. Some cracks let the water penetrate to feed the basin, but the clay mantle above protects the cave from infiltration.
Take Refuge in the Cave of Limousis or the Cave of Aguzou During the Heat Wave
Visiting the Limousis cave is highly recommended to shelter from the heatwave in mid-July. The air coming out of this cave is real natural air conditioning. In the big room of the chandelier, you can admire the massive chandelier of aragonite formed by a remarkable concretion.
You can also escape to the Aguzou cave with concretion at a temperature of 9° C to escape the intense heat. You can make a romantic getaway there to enjoy its mineral profusion, aragonite, and calcite of about 300 m.
Explore the Cave of Lascaux or the Cave of the Demoiselles in August
The month of August is ideal for a tour of the cave of Lascaux, which has an ambient temperature of 14 °C. This cave is perfect for enjoying a dry environment during the rainy period. Indeed, water infiltration is blocked by a layer of impermeable marl which prevents a new formation of calcite concretion that could make the cave inaccessible.
This cave gives off a humid warmth where coolness is the order of the day. In the “Virgin and Child” room, you can enjoy the beauty of the calcite shafts, usually in the shape of a palm tree trunk, which is the heart of the cave’s concretion.
Take a Tour of Amélineau Cave in Summer
Amélineau Cave allows you to enjoy a very cool breeze. Take advantage of its dry environment with a 90 m long conduit. You can see a concretion and silica sand above in the last room. Among other things, this cave is distinguished by its delicate and large calcite columns.
Go to Tunisia in July or August
Take the trouble to visit the cave of the Mine and enjoy the large room very concretionned at the entrance. As the temperature in this country can rise up to 50° C in summer, take refuge in this cave and admire the beauty of the stalactites and stalagmites. Get away from it all by traveling to Tunisia.
Enjoy the Dry Season in Tsona Cave
To continue your summer adventure, fly to Gabon to enjoy the coolness of the Tsona cave in late September. Here you can see rust-colored concretions with circular shapes inside.