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Grotte de Saint Marcel d'Ardeche

Route des Gorges, 07700 Saint-Marcel-d'Ardeche, France
+33 4 75 04 38 07
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Beautiful cave with wine tasting thrown in!

We recently visited the cave for the speleoenoology tour. My husband is a geologist so a cave visit... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
One of the must see caves in the area

This is a well lit easily accessible cave. The staircase down is also a long steep climb back up... read more

Reviewed January 12, 2017
Littleton, Colorado
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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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Route des Gorges, 07700 Saint-Marcel-d'Ardeche, France
+33 4 75 04 38 07
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank LS130
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

Thank Barbara15A
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

Thank Neil J
Reviewed August 27, 2016

We have been to this grotte twice now - and the visits are good (unfortunately we missed the English guide on the first visit - usually at 4,00pm - and the guide was off sick when we visited on the second occasion, frustrating!!) - you...More

Thank Resurgam20
Reviewed August 8, 2016

This is a particularly well-organised visit. It costs only Euro10.00 per adult for an excellent one-hour guided tour. Allow 1-2 hours. Do NOT take infirm or elderly people or young kids - as there are loads of steps up and down and walking on slippery...More

Thank Alastair J
Reviewed August 7, 2016

I have visited many caves and this has to be one of my favorites! We were lucky enough to have a tour in english which truly made the tour much more fascinating! Home of the largest collection of pools, they highlight this with a fun...More

Thank emilee7979
Reviewed June 15, 2016

I recently visited the cave, it's a fabulous place but I had a bad experience with the guide, not bad, the worst ! I understand french language and the speach's guide was rude, with bad bad jokes, all my familly was shocked. Fortunately, my childs...More

Thank erindibinson
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.

Thank Loretta S
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...More

Thank NikJ
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...More

1  Thank avin84
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