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

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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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  • Orgnac cave is great! The site worth a visit and tour combines history and science with end-of-visit an animation sound and light. Activity to do!
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  • We visited again this cave and we always also epoustoufles. We came out of the cave late and we missed the Museum of prehistory which was closed: not serious tickets are valid until November!
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  • Second cave that we always also beautiful I recommend see schedules for the prehistory room visits to visit in the meantime
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  • Fantastic place. Enourmouse cave as you enter. Long walk down finished with a light show. Don't worry there's a lift back to the top. Take a jacket it will be chilly and damp mind your step 😱
  • Walking from a very hot, bright, summer's day down 180 meters into this cold, damp grotto was just the thing for our holiday in the South of France. It was difficult to get a feeling of perspective so far down in the cavern because it was so enormous ... just the first cavern was big enough to hold a 12 story building and then we walked down stairs to another, lower cavern with even more fantastical formations that take literally thousands of years to form. This portion of the grotto open to the public is only about 20% of the total underground space. It was formed millions of years ago by an underground river flowing through the limestone, which itself was formed by layers of coral reef living and dying at the edge of a prehistoric ocean.
  • Superb experience! A must see.. Not 1 hour from Villa Sunshine Ardeche
  • Very modern support buildings with museum. The caves are impressive - a Land train takes you back to start as cave exit a good distance away. Local restaurant slightly pricey but good. Cafe poor!
  • Extremely beautiful cave with thousands of stalagmite and stalactites big and small. The tour is also very informative. The park itself had good atmosphere.
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