Culture and heritage

Caves and avens

Caves and avens

Caves, avens and underground world of Ardèche

During your holidays in southern Ardèche, do not fail to visit its wonderful sites...

Cave of the Pont d'Arc

Cavern Discover the first great masterpiece of humanity dating from 36,000 years ago, hundreds of hunting, running or fighting animals drawn from life.
The Pont d'Arc cavern in,the ( largest cave replica in the world) recreactes of the magic of Chauvet Cave, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The guided visit of the cavern takes approximately 55 minutes. A visit of the whole Pont d’Arc Cavern site takes about three hours.
Then extend this moving experience with an independent visit to the Aurignacian Gallery to gain a better understanding of the environment, fauna, and flora familiar to the men and women living in our land 36 000 years ago.
Throughout the year, a cultural program, conferences, workshops and animations allow to prolong the experience and to find the immemorial gestures of our ancestors.
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Aven d’Orgnac

One of Europe’s finest caves guided tour will reveal to you huge chambers, age-old concretions and delicate crystallizations, on the same site is the prehistoric Forum
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Grotte de Saint Marcel

Located at the heart of the Natural Reserve of the Ardèche canyon, the Saint Marcel cave, with 57 km of network, is one of the largest in France, you will discover outstanding chambers and galleries: the Cathedral and the Cascade de Gours, a waterfall of calcites’s basins wich are unique in Europe
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