Grotte de Saint-Marcel-d'Ardèche


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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 St Marcel is one of the biggest caves in France. You will discover huge rooms and galleries following a former underground river in a 400m 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 :

Wine tasting : visit of the cave and wine tasting with a specialized guide.

Spelunking all year round.

Outside : a botanical path called « le chemin de la grosse pierre » (2,8 km).


Botanical path through the forest. Last visit one heure before closing hour.

Average duration : 45 minutes


2759 route touristique des Gorges
07700 Bidon

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GPS coordinates

DD (decimal graduation)

latitude : 44.332298

longitude : 4.541356


From 03/04 to 04/07/2021, daily between 10.30 am and 6 pm.

From 05/07 to 19/09/2021, daily between 10.30 am and 6.30 pm.

From 20/09 to 31/10/2021, daily between 12.30 pm and 5 pm.


Adult: from 12.50 €
Child (5-12 years): from 8 €
Teenager (13-17 years): from 9.50 €
Family pass: from 36.90 €
Student: 11.30 €
Disabled: from 11.30 €.

Free entry for children < 5 years, press, accompanying guides, the drivers.

Payment methods

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