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Aven d'Orgnac Grand Site de France (Grotte et Cite de la Prehistoire)
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 16 September 2016

great must see visit, the caves are amazing we went with our party and the french guide was amusing informative and a well guided tour

Thank G32529
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

A great way of spending a couple of hours - the caves are magnificent, a sight to behold. Wear a cardigan or light jumper as it's so much cooler in the cave than outside. although not so much as to be uncomfortable. The compulsory guided tour is in french or english - we took a french tour as we couldn't be bothered to wait 3 hours for the next english tour - but the guide spoke very slowly and clearly so I understood most of what he said with my school-boy french.
The attached museum is ok for a quick whip around. we had a picnic in one of their picnic areas, which are lovely.

Thank ralphblack
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

The caves were great and we enjoyed the museum. There is a restaurant near by which does very good food. The guide at the caves was very good.

Thank Laura G
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Ok for me and the family to take the French tour which was a highly recommend. (All fluent in French)The guide took time to explain in English to a German couple,,,, very rare. One of the best caves we have visited..

Thank grandrouge
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

We have visited various caves and grottes in the region, but this one has just topped our 'A' list!! We were lucky enough to have an excellent Dutch/English speaking guide who knew his subject extremely well and was both educational and amusing at the same time - the sign of a good subliminal 'educator' in our opinion!!! There are over 700 steps down into this cave and the atmosphere at the bottom is quite moist (RH was 95/96% - and is consistently so, apparently - and also cool at about 12-14C) - so dress appropriately, especially if it is warm on the surface. The great advantage of this cave is that there is a lift to get you back to the surface!! This has two benefits, it avoids additional human generated CO2 and moisture contaminating the cave during a laboured ascent of the 700 steps and also that all foot traffic is 'one way' only, avoiding bottlenecks encountered in other grottes. The lift is an excellent installation, although obviously a significant investment, clearly it has benefits for the cave, the visitors and the staff (our guide was a volunteer, by the way - so a few coins for a tip won't go amiss!!). We can thoroughly recommend this a place to visit for all.

Thank Resurgam20
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