Aven d’Orgnac – Grand Site de France, cave and Cité de la Préhistoire

The Aven d’Orgnac – Grand site de France is a major site, located in Ardèche, which includes two distinct entities: the famous cave and the Cité de la Préhistoire.

It’s a story that begins a hundred million years ago, stretching from the formation of the limestone rock right up until the discovery of the Aven d’Orgnac, in 1935, which now allows visitors to admire the gigantic underground chambers and their majestic crystal formations.
It’s a human story too, from the very first fire-lit tales and the thousands of flint blades that were sharpened here, more than 350,000 years ago, to the continuing educational work at the Cité de la Préhistoire. Come learn a little and dream a lot, surrounded by birdsong and the chanting of the cicadas…

The Aven d’Orgnac offers many activities and animations throughout the year. Discover them on https://www.orgnac.com/infos-pratiques/evenements-agenda and go on an adventure.


Grand site de FranceMusée de FranceQualité TourismeSite classé

Type(s) de concrétions

Organ buffets - Column - Draperies - Palm trees - Piles of plates - Pine cones - Swords


Geological - Scientific

Type(s) de roche


Spoken languages :

French German English Dutch

Means of payment :

Credit card - Cheques - Online payment - Cash - Administrative mandate - Holiday voucher

Cave equipments


Site equipments :




Car parkCar parkshopshopPicnic areaPicnic areaBus parkingBus parkingToiletsToilets