Grotte de Saint-Marcel-d’Ardèche

Tourist attractions

In the very heart of the Ardèche Gorges, 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.
One-hour visit. 2 sound and light shows.

With 60 km of galleries la Grotte St Marcel is one of the biggest caves in France. You will discover huge rooms and galleries following a former underground river in a 400m long circuit. Sound and light shows. Huge halls and a waterfall of about 100 calcite basins, unique in Europe ! Since 2013, local winegrowers age part their best wines in the cave, 80m underground. Wine tasting, (AOC wines Côtes du Rhône /Côtes du Rhône Village and local produce), wine tasting and speleology... Visual and gustative pleasures ! Themed tours : Wine tasting : visit of the cave and wine tasting with a specialized guide. Spelunking all year round. Outside : a botanical path called « le chemin de la grosse pierre » (2,8 km).
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Botanic route

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Botanical path through the forest. Last visit one heure before closing hour.

Spoken languages

  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Dutch

Opening

From 03/04 to 04/07/2021, daily between 10.30 am and 6 pm.

From 05/07 to 19/09/2021, daily between 10.30 am and 6.30 pm.

From 20/09 to 31/10/2021, daily between 12.30 pm and 5 pm.

Benefits

Services provided

  • Educational visits
  • Coach access
  • Booking obligatory
  • Shop
  • Tourist brochures
  • Restaurant
  • Fast food

Equipment

  • Picnic area
  • Covered picnic area
  • Bar
  • Toilets
  • Themed path
  • Car park
  • Orientation board
  • Defibrillator
  • Restaurant
  • Coach parking
  • Private parking
  • Free car park

Prices

Adult: from 12.50 € Child (5-12 years): from 8 € Teenager (13-17 years): from 9.50 € Family pass: from 36.90 € Student: 11.30 € Disabled: from 11.30 €. Free entry for children < 5 years, press, accompanying guides, the drivers.

Means of payment

  • Bank/credit card
  • Cheque
  • Chèques Vacances
  • Cash
  • Credit transfer

Activities

  • Activity
  • Product tasting
  • Son et Lumière
  • Recreational activities
  • Tourist cave / Other landscaped natural sites

Access

Environment

  • In the country
  • Isolated
  • River 5 km away
  • Close to GR footpath
  • Overview on river