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Grand Site Aven d'Orgnac

La Grotte & Cite de la Prehistoire, 07150 Orgnac-l'Aven, France
+33 4 75 38 65 10
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nice museum and great cave

We did the tour in english (smaller group so closer with the guide). the guide was very... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2016
Ilse S
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Scherpenheuvel, Belgium
We we're amazed

It's a beautiful site, enough parking space, even the public toilets were clean. It are 220 steps... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2016
Lobke V
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Ternat, Belgium
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The Cave and the Cité de la Préhistoire - Aven d' Orgnac in Ardèche - 30 mn from Vallon Pont-d'Arc and the Chauvet Cave (Unesco since June 2014). The Aven d'Orgnac has the label Grand Site de France, label of sustainable tourism rewarding the most beautiful French landscapes.
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La Grotte & Cite de la Prehistoire, 07150 Orgnac-l'Aven, France
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

We did the tour in english (smaller group so closer with the guide). the guide was very enthousiastic and guided us down in the cave - it was well worth it. At the end there is light show and then you go back up with...More

Thank Ilse S
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Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

It's a beautiful site, enough parking space, even the public toilets were clean. It are 220 steps down to the cave, but what you see there is amazing, the most beautiful cave I have ever visited. Room after room the most beautiful formations show up....More

Thank Lobke V
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

We took 4 adults and 3 children on the tour of the cavern. It was amazing. So much larger than any cave experience like this we've been to in the United States. It was massive. We just kept walking further and further down. All of...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We have visited this cave in the off season. It is one of the most impressive caves I've seen. It is a pretty long stairs down so I would not recommend it to any visitor who has difficulties walking. Luckily you do not have to...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2016

A truly astonishing cave system, brought to life by a subtle but effective lighting system. The attached museum was also excellent. We particularly enjoyed the option to take a tour of the caves with an English-speaking guide, who did a fantastic job of highlighting the...More

Thank John H
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

I don't want to give anything away because I went there with no expectations and found it to be the best way to visit the site. I will say that it is definitely worth the visit. The natural formations are spectacular and the way the...More

Thank Fiona448
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Reviewed 4 June 2016

The cave is spectacular, with very well presented guided tours. This is stalactites and stalagmites, not cave paintings. The museum of pre-history is quite new, with some fun interactive exhibits.

Thank Don-in-BC
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

Really worth a visit if you're in the area. Not only is the landscape around the aven stunning, but also the oven itself is absolutely fantastic with its huge caverns and spectacular stalactites and stalagmites. Highly recommended.

Thank Sho D
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Reviewed 14 April 2016

Excellent and informative tour through the basic cave system that lasted just over an hour. You can book a much longer tour (8 hours) and visit more remote caves. Be aware over 700 steps down - but lift back to the surface!!!

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Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

The museum is kid friendly. It is recent and multimedia with a lot of touch screens with didactic activities. Some parts can be touched by the public allowing kids to mimic pre historic behaviour.

Thank Patrice H
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IsraelMichal
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Hi, You don't need to book in advance. It's not a difficult visit but you should know that there are 700 steps to walk down into the depths of the cave. But there are elevators to go up, back to the surface. Have a nice... More
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