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Aven d'Orgnac Grand Site de France (Grotte et Cite de la Prehistoire)
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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.
Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland
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3 reviews
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“Fascinating place”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

Fascinating place, realy very exciting! Perfect guide deusche and english speaking ( and lovely whistle songs!), there will be placed near grotte very modern prehistorical museum in 2014.
Sightseeing is easy, safe, and comfortable.

Visited September 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Don't miss it”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

This is a must see cave of stalagmites, we sew many of this caves all over the world , this one is
Number 1. The combination of a huge hall with huge stalagmites and a very comfortable walk down of 700 stairs and elovator up is really good. The one hour tour was interesting and full of humor. They have both french and english speaking tours in differnt hours.

Visited September 2013
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Lier, Belgium
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30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“The best caves of the Ardeche region”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

Arriving at the location, parking and visitor's centre are very convenient. Free parking.
It is advised in summer time to come in time, as a waiting time of an hour to enter the caves is not an exception. Do not worry, there is sufficient shade and a number of displays explaining the scene.
The visit itself was great ! (Be aware that most visits are in French. English visits are available but only at specific times). The guide was fantastic : clear understandable scientific information combined with humour.
The caves itself were magnificent, descending to 120 m below surface. All is very well covered with superb lightning spots, putting clear emphasis on the spots to look at. Not enough eyes to look at this nature magnificence.
I've seen even better caves in the South of France, but in the Ardeche region this is really the top.

Visited August 2013
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Crieff, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great visit”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

Exceptional experience. If you don't speak French take the English tour. A truly magnificent spectacle but wear trainers not flip flops as many steps to descend.

Visited September 2013
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Beautiful caves and good tour”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

If you like caves with stalagmites, this is a must see. It has some very beautiful stalagmites. The tour was great. The guide put all of it in the perspective of how nature is capable of taking care of itself and even repairing things after we (humans) damaged it.

Visited August 2013
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