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Grand Site Aven d'Orgnac
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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 11 December 2017

I've been 4 plus times to this Grotte, we live in the dept. and always bring visitors here.
William was the best guide they had, I think he's private tours only now, but he brought the cave alive in a way none of the other guides did, they prefer to say 'look it's a pile of pancakes' or 'there's pinocchio' in the rock formations. It is actually so breathtaking, you don't need a bunch of silly observations and poor comedy routine from a guide.
Be warned the stairs down go on forever, we brought my old mum here and it nearly killed her ! After this, don't bother with the terrible chauvet grotte simulation.

Thank charlietrash
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This is our second time here.
It's a great day out with both the caves and the museum.
Weren't so lucky with the guide this time. He spoke no English and they don't have an audio tour in English.
Tip - call ahead to book a tour with a guide that speaks some English if you require it.

2  Thank mikeyskay
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Just wow - I couldn't believe the natural beauty that was right below our feet. An experience like no other with a fantastic friendly and enchanting guide. Recommend to everyone.

1  Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

In the middle of a very interesting natural area, this cave is incredibly big and surprising. After a short stair, you will enter a huge room where you can feel the temperature diference with the outside... try to book in advance in order to avoid queues!!!

2  Thank Óscar M
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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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