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The Orgnac pothole

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ardèche

The Orgnac pothole - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ardèche

Situated in the commune of Orgnac-l'Aven, close to the Ardèche gorges and the Cèze Valley, the Orgnac pothole, listed as a Great Site of France, will take you on a fabulous journey through an enchanting underground world...During the hour-long guided tour, admire its huge caves decorated with splendid concretions, its forest of "stacked plates" (stalagmites), its "palm trees" which can reach heights of 17 metres, and its majestic draperies. In the Red Room (Salle Rouge) at a depth of 121 metres, a completely enthralling sound and light show is a wonderful way to round off your exploration of the cave.

The museum called the Prehistoric City (Cité de la Préhistoire) present the archaeological heritage of Ardèche, as well as the everyday life of prehistoric humans, in a fun, interactive fashion.

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The Orgnac pothole

Fitted for tourism, this famous cave is located south of the limestone plateau of the Ardèche gorges, in the town of Orgnac-Aven, 2 km from the Gard.

The site is open from 1 February until the autumn school holidays and during the Christmas holidays.

The Orgnac
The Orgnac
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