Grotte de la Cocalière

Cultural and sporting activities

Visit one of the most beautiful caves in France, the visit takes place on an easy route. With an indoor temperature of 14°, it is advisable to bring warm clothing. The return journey is by small train through the natural site.

Guided and commented along a secure path lasting around an hour, the Cocalière underground tour is accessible to all ages. The temperature here is constant, at around 14 degrees, and you'll discover a living cave, i.e. one that's still forming. As well as the usual calcite concretions, stalagmites and stalactites in a variety of shapes and sizes (including massifs and columns), you can admire discs along the way - circular concretions that defy the laws of gravity. Those at La Cocalière are among the most beautiful and unusual, from the fine draperies (or calcite galons) to the semi-transparent growth streaks suspended from the vault, not forgetting the eccentric budding crystals and the long, slender fistulas or macaroni. All these geological curiosities are most often mirrored in the limpid or bluish water of the gours or natural basins with their calcite-festooned edges. The Salle des Gours, with its staggered staircases, is an outstanding example. As you pass by, a pearl in a cavern in formation will catch your eye, all the more so as it is a visually rare natural phenomenon. Near the exit, you'll see a representation of a prehistoric excavation site, showing objects and bones from the Neolithic and Bronze Age. From here, a small train will take you back to the reception area via a path through the garrigue. Discovery trail - The 35-minute walk takes you along a shady path, partially accessible to baby carriages. Access is free. INSOLITE A night for two in the heart of the Grotto, 50 meters underground; in a magical environment of sparkling stalactites precious calcite crystals and concretions. In a vast room, a transparent pyramid 3.50 meters high of 25m2 will welcome thrill-seekers for a night for a night under a vault studded with natural wonders. Cosy and warm, the pyramid will provide you with a comfortable sleeping area and an exceptional panoramic view. BREATHTAKING
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Last visit departure15mn before closing.

Spoken languages

  • German
  • English

Opening

From 15/03 to 30/06/2024, daily.
Regular guided tours departures, from 10:15 to 11:45 and from 14:15 to 16:45.

From 01/07 to 31/08/2024, daily.
Guided tours departure every 15 minutes, from 9.45 am to 5.45 pm.

From 01/09 to 05/11/2024, daily.
Regular guided tours departures, from 10:15 to 11:45 and from 14:15 to 16:45.

Benefits

Services provided

  • Pets welcome
  • Educational visits
  • Coach access
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Shop
  • Restaurant
  • Fast food

Equipment

  • Private parking
  • Coach parking
  • Free car park
  • Car park
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets

Prices

Adult: 15.50 € Child : 11.50 € Teenager (13-17 years): 13.50 € Job seeker: 14.50 € Student: 14.50 € Group adults: 12 to 13 € Group children : 10 €. Free entry for children < 6 years, the drivers. Child entry valid for 6 - 12 years. Group rate available for > 20 people. 1 € discount on presentation of the Pass' Cèze Cévennes card.

Means of payment

  • Check
  • Bank/credit card
  • Cash
  • Travellers Cheque

Capacity

  • Maximum group size: 50
  • Minimum group size : 20

Activities

  • Recreational activities
  • Tourist cave / Other landscaped natural sites

Access

Environment

  • In the country
  • Village 2 km away
  • Mountain view

Tips

With the Pass Up Découverte: from 15% discount - Adult rate: €13 instead of €15.50 Child rate: €10 instead of €11.5