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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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Les Grottes de BETHARRAMHautes-Pyrénées

A Journey to the Heart of the Pyrenees. The magnificent Caves of Betharram are located between the cities of Pau and Lourdes (15km from Lourdes). An underground world awaits you. You may discover galleries sculpted by water over the centuries. Marvellous concretions with amazing shapes, enhanced by the particularly careful lighting. Impressive geological...

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Cavern of FONTRABIOUSEPyrénées-Orientales

The highest tourist cave of France, at the height of 1530 m. The pedestrian-friendly visit by 900 m allows to admire magnificent red concretions, translucent aragonites and superb lake emerald green.

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Giant abyss of CABRESPINEAude

Discover the Giant abyss of Cabrespine with bold installations: the glass balcony that will project you 200 meters above the void in the middle of the immense room, or the belvedere of the disks, which will allow you to take height, closer to the huge vault. High point of this visit, the red room lined with thousands of crystals transports the visitor into...

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Grottes de MAXANGEDordogne

In south Dordogne, near Sarlat, Maxange offers a rare diversity of formations. You will see not only usual stalactites en stalagmites but you will also be amazed by the exceptionnal quantity if this rare formations called ‘eccentric’. Rare because they’re going in every direction possible, defying the law of gravity. This treasure of nature was only...

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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,...

Merry christmas and happy new year !

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...