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“the most beautiful, amazing cave” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Aven d'Orgnac Grand Site de France (Grotte et Cite de la Prehistoire)

Aven d'Orgnac Grand Site de France (Grotte et Cite de la Prehistoire)
Place Robert de Joly, 7150 Orgnac-l'Aven, France
+33 4 75 38 65 10
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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.
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“the most beautiful, amazing cave”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

I had visited other caves in the area but this is by far the best! I literally couldn't keep my mouth closed - beautiful.
I was with my French au pair family so we went on a French tour, but the man talked clearly enough for me to understand everything and he was really funny.
Very enjoyable experience!

Visited August 2012
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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“Amazing cave”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Fantastic caves with stupendous stalagmites and stalactights, good guides with interesting facts. The prehistoric displays above ground were interesting and children enjoyed making fire and trying crafts.

Visited August 2012
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Geneva, Switzerland
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“Even better than Ingleborough Cave !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We set off from the camp at about 10 am and had a final look at the Pont D’Arc from the view point at the base of the climb to the Corniche.

We next stopped at Barjac, a nice village a few miles south of Vallon Pont D’Arc and then it was about 7 miles to the Aven d’Orgnac Show Caves.

There was an ‘English Language’ tour in 20 mins, so we booked on that. The guide was a Father Abraham {from the Smurfs} look and sound alike. As it turned out, the English tour, as opposed to the French tour, was very popular with the Germans and so, as there were about 50 or so German speakers to us two English speakers the multi linguist did his tour mostly in German, with a bit of English thrown in for us. Then he whistled some tune by Beethoven so we could hear the cave’s echo.

I told ‘William’, Father Abraham’s real name, that Felix Mendelssohn had visited Fingal’s Cave and composed his Hebrides Overture, inspired by the cave’s acoustics and that I’d been down Gaping Gill on a winch, about the Ingleborough & Clapham caves and the legend of the Giant’s Causeway and Staffa’s Fingal’s Cave.
We had a cold drink, not a beer for a change, in the café and I wrote some post cards and then set off to the Pont Du Gard via Bagnols. http://www.orgnac.com/actualites-orgnac.php

Visited July 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Spectacular Caves”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

The caves are like no other I've ever seen. Everyone just gasped when the door opened. Not too taking, with a son et lumiere at the end,

Visited August 2012
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Harrow
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“One of the most spectacular caves we've seen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Tour available in English. The cave was absolutely huge and very deep, but there was a lift to return to the surface. We particularly like the mini son et lumiere near the end.

Visited June 2012
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