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Address: Route des Gorges, 07700 Saint-Marcel-d'Ardeche, France
Phone Number: 0033475043807
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The cave of Saint Marcel d'Ardèche contains a vast network of underground...

The cave of Saint Marcel d'Ardèche contains a vast network of underground galleries, amazing basins, eccentric formations, immense rooms with evocative names such as "the Fontain of the Virgin", "the hall of Kings", the "Painters Gallery"...

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Beautiful caverns

This tour was phenomenal. My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed it. If you're in this area of France, this is a "must see" grotto.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Loretta S
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Oakton, Virginia
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Oakton, Virginia
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This tour was phenomenal. My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed it. If you're in this area of France, this is a "must see" grotto.

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Visited using the Ardeche Pass, and had a guided tour. Was interesting with the formations - being different to ones seen in the UK... Flooring within the cave was slippy (a couple of people slipped). Went there early and had a smallish group of around 25 people. Lighting seems to prompt the guide to move on, as you walk further... More 

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Dresden, Germany
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34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It is a huge cave on the side of a hill. This delightful place on your way to the Arc is a must see natural wonder. The caves are huge and the sights unbelievable. There is also a light and sound show which at best is mediocre. One of the oldest human work of art exists in this cave. There... More 

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Valence, France
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We visited these caves to escape the heat for a little while (it's about 14C degrees down there). The only way to get in is by taking a guided tour, there is one every hour. Be warned, that these tours seem to be only in French, and rapidly spoken. A big big downside is that they don't seem to limit... More 

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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Like many in the area, beautiful cave. The "service" is terrible. You can only see the cave during a manditory guided tour, on their pace (they turn down all the other lights). The guide speaks only French, not a word English. If you complain they refer to a small banner they gave at the start implying it will suffice as... More 

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