Petrifying fountains of Saint-Nectairea unique natural phenomenon

Just a few kilometers from the La Chauderie campsite, the Saint-Nectaire Petrifying Fountains offer an extraordinary experience. This remarkable natural site is known for its fascinating petrification phenomenon, a true geological wonder to be discovered during your stay at our Puy de Dôme campsite.

These fountains are famous for their ability to petrify objects thanks to the mineral-rich water that flows through the limestone caves. Over time, objects placed in water are covered with layers of calcite, creating unique and spectacular formations. This transformation is an impressive testament to the natural forces at work.


A visit to the Petrifying Fountains is both educational and interactive. Guides explain the petrification process and the geological history of the region. Visitors can see petrifying objects up close and discover exhibits on geology and hydrology.

The site also offers the opportunity to explore the caves where the petrification phenomenon takes place. Trails and viewpoints around the fountains allow visitors to enjoy the spectacular scenery of the region and explore the local natural heritage.

The Petrifying Fountains of Saint-Nectaire are an ideal destination for families, school groups and curious visitors of all ages. Workshops and interactive exhibits make the visit fun and instructive for children, while adults can appreciate the beauty and uniqueness of the site.

Close to La Chauderie campsite, the Fontaines Pétrifiantes de Saint-Nectaire are the perfect getaway for those looking to explore the natural and geological wonders of the Auvergne. This site offers a unique and memorable experience, enriching the discovery of the region.