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Cloup d'Aural phosphate pits in Bach - Views from a drone
© Lot Tourisme - Wind of Autan

Let yourself be surprised by the contrasts: a phosphate mine having revealed fossils from the Tertiary era and containing flora with a “tropical atmosphere”... . A guided tour and themed areas with a treasure hunt for young and old are on offer. An unusual place to discover with family or friends!

Visit information(s):

Outdoor visit. Bring clothes suitable for the day's weather. Bring long-sleeved clothing for the bottom (12 to 15°C) and non-slip shoes on rainy days.

Duration of visit: 60 mn

Language(s) of the visit:
  • French
  • English
Further information Equipment, comfort and services:
  • Parking
  • Toilets
  • Pet Friendly
  • Shop
  • Cave and chasm
Languages) :
  • English
    Chains and labels
    • Qualité Tourisme Qualité Tourisme
    • Qualité Tourisme Occitanie Sud de France Qualité Tourisme Occitanie Sud de France
Spirit Lot

Visitors testify: "Very informative and interesting, fun games for children and interesting guided tour", "Very precise and complete explanations from the guide", "The site and the organization of the visit are excellent, the aspects shown and explained are very varied: climate, geology, paleontology.

family park

During the tour commented by a guide, listen to the history of the phosphate mines, descend inside these open-air caves and discover fossils of animals from the Tertiary era. Then set off with your family on the trail of one of these extinct animals...

Park reception
inspection prices
  • Adult rate (guided tour) de 12€ à 12€
  • Child rate (guided tour) de 8€ à 8€
  • Adult group guided tour
  • Guided tour for children de 7€ à 7€
  • free
  • Adult group guided tour de 9€ à 9€
Payment methods
  • Credit card
  • French bank and postal checks
  • French "Chèques vacances"
  • Cash
Period(s) & times
Everyday Open

In May, June, September and October holidays, every afternoon except Saturday, 2 guided tours at 15 p.m. and 16 p.m. and 30 tours at 3 p.m., 15 p.m. and 16 p.m. on Sunday.
July, August, every day 1 to 2 visits per hour 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 14 p.m. to 16 p.m.
RESERVATION RECOMMENDED throughout the season.

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