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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 12 June 2017

On a day it was 35 degrees and humid we were looking for something to do that did not involve being out in the sun so we took a trip here.

What a great place, the first chamber you go in is just huge and with stalagmites beyond believe. Awesome, as is most of Ardeche. Just loved it.

Thank OldPinDog
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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

We were blown away by the first sight of the cave after the initial descent, it is like walking into another world. Our guide Quentin spoke very good English and was helpful, funny and knowledgeable and nothing was too much for him. Our party included several children who he kept entertained while still explaining the cave system and pointing out areas and objects of interest.
I would recommend this visit to anyone visiting the area as long as they can cope with the large number of stairs down.

Thank 520nickl
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

I love visiting cave systems, there is something so awe-inspiring when you stand in enormous caverns wondering if this is what prompted man to try and emulate it in cathedrals above the surface. Our guide was so amusing that day he really should have considered the comedic route as a career. He showed us various oddities in the rock formations and gave them names depending on the formation itself or the shadow it cast in the background.

To show you the scale of what you are seeing they have various life size dummies in different parts of the system either standing off in the distance or dangling from a rope as if discovering the system for the first time all over again. It is these dummies that make you realise how vast the cave is and how deep you are underground.

The attached museum is wonderful though my French is not great and a lot of the details were lost on me. It also helped to point me in the direction of some other amazing places to visit around France. The museum might be interesting for smaller children but the caves themselves don't seem to capture their attention.

Thank LondonIrishlass
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Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We went to see the caves on the last day before they closed for Winter. What a fantastic place. Made even better by the fact there was only us and the guide in the caves for the whole tour. We combined it with the Museum. Well worth getting the audio guide for both. A full day!

Thank mikeyskay
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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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