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Grand Site Aven d'Orgnac

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A complete must!

We enjoyed a guided tour lasting over an hour into these spectacular underground limestone... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2015
ellisToulouseFrance
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Toulouse France
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exceptional !!!!

I went with my partner and it was unique !!! and great. The lift to go back up at the end was not... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2015
Amanda K
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Guernsey
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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...more
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La Grotte & Cite de la Prehistoire, 07150 Orgnac-l'Aven, France
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Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed a guided tour lasting over an hour into these spectacular underground limestone formations. Our tour guide was called 'William'. He was very informative and imparted facts in a humorous way. Our teenage children loved every minute. Wouldn't recommend the tour for those with...More

1  Thank ellisToulouseFrance
Reviewed 3 October 2015

I went with my partner and it was unique !!! and great. The lift to go back up at the end was not working, so when you buy your ticket they advise you that they will be 600 steps to take to go back at...More

1  Thank Amanda K
Reviewed 25 September 2015

We have been to Carlsbad Caverns, Alabaster Caverns, and many other caves and this one ranks in the top five. Many of the stalagmites are quite tall yet thin and resemble stacks of pancakes.There are around 700 steps decending 120 m, so be prepared for...More

2  Thank lindymiles
Reviewed 9 September 2015

If you have only time to go to one cave in the area, go to the Aven d'Orgnac cave. We visited several caves in the region and this is by far the best one we saw. There are a lot of steps, so make sure...More

1  Thank FussyEuroTraveller
Reviewed 9 September 2015

If you only have time to go to one cave in the area, go to the Aven d'Orgnac cave. We visited several caves in the region and this is by far the best one we saw. There are a lot of steps, so make sure...More

2  Thank FussyEuroTraveller
Reviewed 4 September 2015

The cave is beautiful, well accessible, and the tour itself takes about an hour. I wouldn't mind if it took longer, since the amount of stalagmites is "wow!"! The prehistoric museum looks a bit small, but we and the kids were there for an hour,...More

1  Thank Kenneth v
Reviewed 1 September 2015

The caves are stunning. There are tours given in English and French. The staff are friendly and helpful the caves amazing. You will need something warm as the caves are 11C. There are a lot of steps and many are damp so good footwear is...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

We visited late August at about noon, no queues at all. We went on the English tour. Our guide was passionate, entertaining and very informative - the best cave tour we've been on. Take a jumper. There's also an English translation for the museum although...More

Thank Thisisspring
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Wonderful visit to this vast series of underground caverns, Odd Belgian guide took the English language tour (Belgian jokes clearly don't translate well). But the magnificence of the stalactites and stalagmites and the final closing "scene" are well worth the effort in getting to this...More

Thank markehowell
Reviewed 19 August 2015

The caves are a bit of a drive off the main roads, though well worth the visit. We had the Ardeche Card Pass, and these caves were part of the included attractions to visit. There were many very good points with this venue from the...More

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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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