Caves and Avens

The cave of Aven d’Orgnac

An invitation to contemplation, the Cave surprises with its gigantic volumes and the beauty of its underground landscapes where fine crystallizations and rich concretions intermingle.

During the one-hour visit, a passionate guide will reveal the genius of Mother Nature who has been shaping a chimeric world for millions of years. This fabulous descent transports young and old alike into a world where imagination has no limits: piles of plates, a forest of giant palm trees, draperies, …

Address: 2240 Route de l’Aven – 07150 Orgnac
Telephone: 0033 4 75 38 65 10

The cave of Aven d'Orgnac

The Salamander Cave

The Salamander Cave is an enormous fairy-tale cave decorated with the Crystal Giants, titanic stalagmites in colour and sound. It is accessible to all and offers activities for everyone!

Discovered in 1965, opened to the public in 2013, gold medal of tourism 2015, today it welcomes all publics in a fairy tale of lights and sounds, where “natural” lighting alternates with incredible colours.

Address: Chemin de la Place du Roy – 30430 Méjannes-le-Clap
Telephone: 0033 4 66 60 06 00

The Salamander Cave

The Saint Marcel cave

In the heart of the Gorges of the Ardèche, the cave of Saint-Marcel will seduce you by the extent of its galleries and the richness of its concretions, including the bewitching Gours waterfall, unique in Europe. Themed tours. Duration of visit 1 hour – 2 sound and light shows.
Listed as a National Heritage site for its geological and archaeological interest, the cave of Saint-Marcel is – with its 60 km of networks – one of the largest cavities in France.

Over 500 m. of visit, following the traces of the fossil river you will discover immense rooms and galleries finely sculpted by the work of water. Magnified by 2 sound and light shows, the Cathedral hall will reveal its immense concretions, and the sublime Gours waterfall, its string of more than a hundred calcite basins of water, unique in Europe!

Address: 2759 route touristique des gorges de l’Ardèche – 07700 Bidon
Telephone: 0033 4 75 04 38 07

The Saint Marcel cave

The cave of La Cocalière

La Cocalière cave is located in the community of Courry, between Alès and Aubenas in the Ardèche.

It opens at the foot of the Cévennes National Park, a world biosphere reserve whose main mission is to protect all forms of heritage.

Address: 30500 Courry
Telephone: 0033 4 66 24 34 74

The cave of La Cocalière