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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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Gouffre d' ESPARROSHautes-Pyrénées
Grotte préhistorique de SAREPyrénées-Atlantique

The cave where Prehistory, Traditions and Legends meet. Come and visit an exceptional natural site, dating back over 2 million years. A guided visit in sound and lights where geology, prehistory, traditions and legends meet. The visit pays homage to the great anthropologist JM Barandiaran, who devoted...

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Fort et cité troglodytiques la ROQUE ST CHRISTOPHEDordogne

Halfway between Les Eyzies and Montignac-Lascaux, in the heart of the Valley de la Vézère – listed World Heritage by UNESCO – The Roque St Christophe cliff is a refuge built by the People of the Cliffs thousands of the years ago. This site is truly magnificient not only for its rare and wild beauty but also for its powerful shapes, its numerous...

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Cavern of VILLARSDordogne

The only cave in Périgord to present original prehistoric paintings and natural concretions. Close to Brantôme in Perigord Vert, you will find the Grotte de Villars, a natural prehistoric cave. An underground river has hollowed out huge caves joined by galleries. Rainwater percolation created this most beautiful natural scenery: All kinds of concretions...

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Cavern of DARGILANLozère

Being a visitor of Dargilan you're captured by the impressive dimensions and the variety of its accentuated natural colored formations. The original entrance, discovered in 1880 by a shepherd who hunted a fox, does not annouce the importance of the rooms which await the visitor. This underground maze, revealed in 1888 by Edouard Alfred Martel and...

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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...