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Let yourself be surprised! Beyond the authentic and nature shows, the caves of France invite you to discover a multitude of experiences and emotions engraved. Visiting a cave is unusual, surprising, fantastic, unexpected, mysterious, fairy discoveries giving rise to strong emotions and privileged moments to share with family and friends! The caves have not finished surprising you!

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Cavern of THAÏSDrôme

A singular exterior setting that hides an exceptional underground universe The guided tour of the cavern of Thaïs, located in Drôme, takes about 1 hour to fully discover it, from its formation to its occupation by Homo Sapiens 15 000 years ago. The guide will explain his daily life, which includes hunting and the making of tools made of flint, bone or...

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Souterroscope de la grotte de BAUME OBSCUREPyrénées-Atlantique

The underground network of Baume Obscure has been developed in such a way as to protect and preserve its exceptional heritage. For this purpose, and to promote information and awareness, you can discover our themed visits, along with educational, cultural and scientific events. These themed visits are organized at the request of groups by...

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Grotte SAINT MARCELArdèche

In the heart of the Ardèche Gorges. In the very heart of the Ardèche Canyon, on 500m pathway 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. It was classed as a national...

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Grottes du CORNADOREPuy-de-Dôme

Enter and discover the fascinating atmosphere of the first thermal baths in Roman times!!!Discovered at the beginning of the 19th century, the Cornadore caves occupy an underground volume dug by human hands in the 340 million-year-old granite from St Nectaire. Two hot springs (22 ° C annual average) and mineralized provide water rich in carbon dioxide,...

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Grotte de LA FILEUSE DE VERREHérault

The " Fileuse de Verre " (Glass Spinner), the pure and majestic fairy takes us back to the underground’s origin. The Glass Spinner is the only cave in the Haut-Languedoc’s Regional Park and is a natural jewel revealing natural exceptional concretions. At the cave’s exit, the museum and 3D movie complete the visit.

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06/06/22 : JIGT2022 – The events

Find below the JIGT2022 events, updated regularly, for the International Day of Showaves and Subterranean World 2022 – #JIGT2022. Converging views on Subterranean World Since 2017,...

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ANECAT - Grottes de France and its members wish you a merry Christmas and happy new year ! And also, beautiful underground discoveries in France and elsewhere !

Touristic caves designed ready to welcome you!

France hold an exceptional heritage of natural spaces to discover. With 108 natural caves, France ranks 3rd in the world. The development of the underground environment for visitors aims...