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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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Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac Reviews
Je pense que c'est la plus belle grotte de part sa profondeur 120m, 800 marches à descendre (un ascenseur nous remonte, ouf...)des salles gigantesques avec colonnes immenses (on dirait des piles d'ass... more »I think it's the most beautiful part cave depth 120 m, 800 steps down (a lift go back us, phew...) huge rooms with huge columns (looks like piles of plates) arrived at the bottom of the cave we are witnessing a sound and light, wonderful, amazing, not to miss this site it is a must
Une très bonne expérience que la descente dans cet aven en partie grâce à l'excellente guide que nous avons eu. Je recommande aussi le musée qui est très bien fait et complète admirablement la visite ... more »A very good experience the descent into this aven thanks in part to the excellent guide that we had. I recommend also the Museum which is very well made and beautifully complements the visit of the Chauvet Cave
Hier handelt es sich um die schönste und grösste Tropfsteinhöhle welche ich je gesehen habe. Die Anlage ist verbunden mit einem wunderschönen Museum. Es ist alles hervorragend organisiert und es stehe... more »Here is the most beautiful and largest stalactite cave which I've ever seen. The system is connected with a beautiful Museum. Everything is well organized and there are plenty of parking spaces available. Absolutely stunning!
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.
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.
Amazing. Guide knew her stuff. Interactive prehistoric museum afterwards was also a plus
Very impressive cave with a path straight through the middle. Superb closing with light and sound show in the reg chamber.
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