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Grotte Saint-Marcel

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...if you want to have a guide who can speak English then go on the 4pm tour. Take a jacket if you... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2019
Dave M
Hard to top as a wine-tasting venue

We were a fairly large group and wanted to both see the caves and enjoy a wine tasting. As has... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2018
Julie R
Nice, France
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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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2759 Route des Gorges, 07700 Saint-Marcel-d'Ardeche, France
+33 4 75 04 38 07
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Reviewed August 11, 2019

...if you want to have a guide who can speak English then go on the 4pm tour. Take a jacket if you find 14degC cold

Date of experience: August 2019
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Wicky G, Responsable commercial at Grotte Saint-Marcel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Dave. Indeed, we offer guided tour in foreign languages : Dutch tour at 1pm, German tour at 2pm and English tour at 4pm (from 8th july to 1st september). See U soon ! Wicky

Reviewed October 29, 2018

We were a fairly large group and wanted to both see the caves and enjoy a wine tasting. As has been mentioned in other reviews, it is a long way down to the actual caves, and good shoes are a must, plus a coat, as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Julie R
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

This would be a five star review if it were not for the ticketing. Having phoned ahead an hour before arrival to check availability of tickets and being told they were in abundance, we arrived only to find the next available tour was an hour...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

It's a grand cave, and you walk down 80 meters before you walk down in the actual cave. It's enormous. They say the trail is now 57 km but the tours are limited and take one hour. They run tours every hour in high season....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Took the kids here for a trip during our stay in the Rhône valley. It was very interesting however, the tour is in French & Dutch but not English even though the guide spoke perfectly good English! Thankfully we knew some French so not all...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Linda G, Responsable commercial at Grotte Saint-Marcel, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2018

hello, Indeed our guide is multilingual, but it is not possible for her to speak three languages at the same time, visiting time does not allow it, we give our visitors translations into English. Cordialy

Reviewed November 10, 2017

My husband and I were visiting the rhone valley wine country and saw there was an opportunity to do wine tasting deep in the cave--we were very excited to try it! We booked through Jezabel Janvre who was our great guide. We tried two lovely...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

Impressive cave. Nice to visit. The light and sound show was not our cup of tea and it would be evenly good without

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 4, 2017

We recently visited the cave for the speleoenoology tour. My husband is a geologist so a cave visit was a must! The wine tasting experience was very unique and really did benefit from the no outside smells, no sight influences that are eliminated in the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed January 12, 2017

This is a well lit easily accessible cave. The staircase down is also a long steep climb back up though. The guides are passionate about imparting their knowledge to all the visitors. They make the trip all the more worthwhile. If you would prefer a...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed September 2, 2016

The Gorges de l'Ardeche is a beautiful place to visit with lots of possible activities to be enjoyed. On a somewhat rainy day, instead of canoeing as we had planned, we visited the Grotte de Saint Marcel. There are several caves in the region but...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Neil J
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