d Grotte de Saint-Marcel-d’Ardèche

Grotte de Saint-Marcel-d'Ardèche

In the heart of the Gorges de l'Ardèche, you will love the Saint-Marcel cave with the size of its galleries and the richness of its concretions, including the enchanting cascade of Gours. Unique in Europe!
Guided tour of 1h - 2 sound and light shows.

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With 60 km of galleries la Grotte de St Marcel is one of the biggest caves in France. You will discover huge rooms and galleries following a former underground river in a 600m long circuit. Sound and light shows. Huge halls and a waterfall of about 100 calcite basins, unique in Europe !

Since 2013, local winegrowers age part their best wines in the cave, 80m underground. Wine tasting, (AOC wines Côtes du Rhône /Côtes du Rhône Village and local produce), wine tasting and speleology... Visual and gustative pleasures !

Themed tours (reservation recommended) :
Wine tasting : visit of the cave and wine tasting with a specialized guide. (On Thursday, 11:30 (all the season).

Meetings about wine. On Saturday, out of high season at 5 pm and from 8 July to 1st September at 6 pm.

The fireflies trip : On Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 10:00 from 8 July to 1st September. During the holidays at 11 am on Wednesday.

Visits for children with Dundee : a nice visit with a little dinosaur and its ventriloquist (for all). On Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 (from 8 July to 1st September). On 23 April at 11 am, Easter egg hunt with Dundee.

Outside : a botanical path called « le chemin de la grosse pierre » (2,8 km).

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Temperature : 14° C (in summertime and wintertime)


Adult: 8.80 to 11 €
Child : 5.20 to 6.50 €
Family pass: 31.50 to 37.50 €
Group adults: 7.70 €
Group children : 4.50 €.

Free entry for children < 6 years, press, the drivers.
Child entry valid for 6 - 15 years.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Oeno-tourist visits 16,50 € / 17,50 € (on booking, more info on www.grotte-ardeche.com)
See thematic visits on the website.



  • Picnic area
  • Covered picnic area
  • Bar
  • Toilets
  • Car park
  • Orientation board
  • Defibrillator
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Coach parking


  • Guided individual tours
  • Guided group tours
  • Educational visits
  • Coach access
  • Bar/refreshments
  • Shop
  • Tourist brochures
  • Restaurant
  • Fast food

adapted tourism

  • Not accessible in a wheelchair

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