The Cave is currently closed until 4th april 2020.

Visit of the cave

The cave was discovered in  1836 by a hunter whose ferret slided in a cavity. So far, 57 km of galleries have been explored and listed.

During a guided tour of one hour, you will discover an underground network, converted and illuminated in an enchanting manner.

The cave of Saint Marcel contains a vast network of underground galleries, amazing basins, eccentric formations and immense rooms.

The guided visit will allow you to reach the most beautiful rooms of the network on a 600m long circuit.

The cave of Saint Marcel d’Ardèche will leave you without  any doubt an unforgettable memory.

Useful  information :

visit of the cave in foreign languages ​​from July 8th to the 1st
September 2019
- 1pm Dutch
- 2pm German
- 4pm english
outside this period visits of 13h and 14h will be in french/english

from July 8 to September 1 we propose two new visits :
Cave & breakfast : daily at 9 am breakfast offered for a
departure from visit at 9:30
visit aperitif : every day at 19h you will see a part of the cave
(until gours) and enjoy a glass of wine at the end of your visit (14 €)

  • The guided visit lasts one hour
  • Temperature of the cave : 14 degrees,  summer and winter alike
  • Visits are possible in English, German and Dutch
  • Rates and timetable 
  • Access 



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Conception et réalisation [GFCOM 2013]