Lombrives

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Lombrives
LombrivesEntree.jpg
Entrance to Lombrives
Map showing the location of Lombrives
Map showing the location of Lombrives
Location in France
Location Ornolac-Ussat-les-Bains, Ariège, France
Coordinates 42°49′24″N 01°36′59″E / 42.82333°N 1.61639°E / 42.82333; 1.61639Coordinates: 42°49′24″N 01°36′59″E / 42.82333°N 1.61639°E / 42.82333; 1.61639

Lombrives is a large cave located in Ornolac-Ussat-les-Bains, Ariège, southwestern France. It was first excavated in the late nineteenth century by Félix Régnault.[1] Lombrives holds the record for being the largest cave in Europe, and contains many rare minerals.[2] The cave has a length of 39 kilometres (24 mi).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bon, François; Dubois, Sébastien; Labails, Marie-Dominique (2010). Le Muséum de Toulouse et l'invention de la préhistoire. Muséum de Toulouse. ISBN 978-2-906702-18-9. 
  2. ^ "GROTTE DE LOMBRIVES". Ariege-Pyrenees. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Lombrives reçoit le Guiness". Ladepeche. 27 April 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2013.