Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac, Orgnac-l'Aven

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Must see · Cave · Specialty Museum
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac is the best-preserved and most remarkable of the Ardece caves. Take an English-language tour and a helpful guide will lead you on an adventure through the underground. You will begin outside the cave where you’ll find the "Musee de Prehistoire." Exhibits cover cave dwelling and life before cities, as well as the cave's growth cycle. Stop by the museum shop for a selection of geology and nature- inspired gifts. Use our Orgnac-l'Aven trip itinerary builder tool to add Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac and other attractions to your Orgnac-l'Aven vacation plans.
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  • Stupendously, jaw-droppingly, gob-smackingly amazing! English tour was perfect, really informative. Such amazing calcite formations that have be seen to be believed. I want to go back!  more »
  • Unique. MUST SEE. There are 25 rooms but only 3 are open to public Unfortunately we could not access to the 3rd room because the lift was out of order but the 2 rooms visited were very spectacular...  more »
  • Definitely worth to go down the 700 steps to admire so many calcareous shapes bringing you back so long before the arrival of the homo sapiens. The guide was exhaustive and funny, the group limited...  more »
  • Totally fascinating although would be worth getting headphones as the guide is only in French. Luckily we had a brilliant translator in the group! Archery and visiting the hole was fab. Cafe and shop were worth a visit too.
  • Beautiful cave which you can reach by descending over no less than 700 steps! Inside a magic and ancient world awaits you where stalagmites grow over thousands of years in the immense chambers formed by the river Ceze. At the end of the tour. (that takes about an hour) there's a musical surprise for you in last chamber...
  • Very interesting. The guided tour in English worked perfectly. The museum was not great for non-french speakers.
  • Brilliant, really worth visiting, the guided tour was well paced with lots of interesting facts. Lots of steps so wear comfy shoes. The finale is fantastic.
  • There are many caves in the Ardeche area, but this is one of the most magnificent. The regular tour takes you through a great cave, where you can see the daylight high upp when you are 100 m below the surface. But the real surprise was the prehistorical museum included in the entrance fee which was large, ambitious and really well done. We could spend gours in the museum alone.

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