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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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Grottes préhistoriques d' ISTURITZ-OXOCELHAYAPyrénées-Atlantique

A Must ! Préhistory & Geology to be discovered in a 1H guided visit for the superposed both cavesIsturitz AN Important archeological site , one of the largest Paleolithic sanctuarie in the southof Europe – 80 000 to -10 000 BCOxocelhaya discovery of geology Master pieces of Nature. Surprising concretions in 4 astonishings rooms!

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Cavern of TRABUCGard

Unusual and Alive Out of the darkness, into the light, Trabuc lifts the veil over its liquid beauty and mineral treasures. Discover in 1945, the largest cave in the Cevennes, shelters a mysterious army of 100 000 stone soldiers – unique in the world- faithful guardians of the jewels in the heart of the...

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Grotte de LASTOURNELLELot-et-Garonne

These limestone caves have developed and building up a host of stalactites, stalagmites and limestone tapestries of an incomparable richness.The Lastournelle Cave was discovered in 1878 when a well was drilled. Farmers living on that property dug down in an attempt to find a water source . They didn’t find water, but instead discovered the cave. Hidden...

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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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Grottes d' AZESaône-et-Loire

After a stroll under the ancient cedars, discover a mysterious world by browsing two caves nestled in the limestone massif.The first will reveal the geological wonders of Azé: the river that tirelessly sculpts the rock and the natural colors that surprise the eye. The guide will tell you the exploration of these hundreds of meters of galleries by...

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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...