Grotte de Saint-Marcel-d'Ardèche
In the very heart of the Ardèche Gorges, you will be amazed
by the immensity of this cave’s galleries, the wealth of its
concretions including the bewitching limestone basin (gour)
waterfall which is unique in Europe.
One-hour visit. 2 sound and light shows.
With 60 km of galleries la Grotte de St Marcel is one of the biggest caves in France. You will discover huge rooms and galleries following a former underground river in a 600m long circuit. Sound and light shows. Huge halls and a waterfall of about 100 calcite basins, unique in Europe !
Since 2013, local winegrowers age part their best wines in the cave, 80m underground. Wine tasting, (AOC wines Côtes du Rhône /Côtes du Rhône Village and local produce), wine tasting and speleology... Visual and gustative pleasures !
Themed tours (reservation recommended) :
Wine tasting : visit of the cave and wine tasting with a specialized guide. (On Thursday, 11:30 (all the season).
Meetings about wine. On Saturday, out of high season at 5 pm and from 8 July to 1st September at 6 pm.
The fireflies trip : On Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 10:00 from 8 July to 1st September. During the holidays at 11 am on Wednesday.
Visits for children with Dundee : a nice visit with a little dinosaur and its ventriloquist (for all). On Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 (from 8 July to 1st September). On 23 April at 11 am, Easter egg hunt with Dundee.
Outside : a botanical path called « le chemin de la grosse pierre » (2,8 km).
Botanical path through the forest with gps. Last visit one heure before closing hour.
Average duration (group) : 1h
Durée moyenne (individuelle) : 1h
Visit language(s) :
Information boards :
2759, Route Touristique des Gorges
DD (decimal graduation)
latitude : 44.33229800
longitude : 4.54135600
From 01/04 to 03/11/2019, daily.
From March 26th to June 30th from 10am to 6pm
From July 1st to September 16th from 10am to 7pm
From September 17th to November 4th from 11am to 5pm
Last visit 1h before closing.
From 01/04 to 31/10/2020, daily.
From 01/04 to 03/11/2019
Adult: 8.80 to 11 €
Child : 5.20 to 6.50 €
Family pass: 31.50 to 37.50 €
Group adults: 7.70 €
Group children : 4.50 €.
From 01/04 to 31/10/2020.
Free entry for children < 6 years, press, mountain guides, the drivers.
Child entry valid for 6 - 15 years.
Group rate available for > 20 people.
Oeno-tourist visits 16,50 € / 17,50 € (on booking, more info on www.grotte-ardeche.com)
See thematic visits on the website.
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