Grotte de Saint-Marcel-d’Ardèche

In the very heart of the Ardèche Gorges, you will be amazed
by the immensity of this cave’s galleries, the wealth of its
concretions including the bewitching limestone basin (gour)
waterfall which is unique in Europe.
One-hour visit. 2 sound and light shows.


With 60 km of galleries la Grotte St Marcel is one of the biggest caves in France. You will discover huge rooms and galleries following a former underground river in a 400m long circuit. Sound and light shows. Huge halls and a waterfall of about 100 calcite basins, unique in Europe !

Since 2013, local winegrowers age part their best wines in the cave, 80m underground. Wine tasting, (AOC wines Côtes du Rhône /Côtes du Rhône Village and local produce), wine tasting and speleology... Visual and gustative pleasures !

Themed tours :

Wine tasting : visit of the cave and wine tasting with a specialized guide.

Spelunking all year round.

Outside : a botanical path called « le chemin de la grosse pierre » (2,8 km).

Spoken languages

  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Dutch

Labels and ranking

  • Michelin guide
  • On-line reservation
  • Famille Plus
  • Séquence Nature Rhône-Alpes
  • Indoor
  • Bad weather alternative
  • Recommended by high heat


  • Activity
  • Product tasting
  • Son et Lumière
  • Recreational activities
  • Tourist cave / Other landscaped natural sites


From 01/04 to 13/11/2022.


Botanical path through the forest. Last visit one heure before closing hour.

Individual tour

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently

Group tour

  • Unguided group tours on request
  • Guided group tours on request
  • Average duration of groups visit: 60 minutes
  • Min. group size: 20
  • Max. group size: 50


Adult: from 13 €
Child (5-12 years): from 8.50 €
Teenager (13-17 years): from 10 €
Family pass: from 38.70 €
Student: 11.70 €
Disabled: from 11.70 €.

Free entry for children < 5 years, press, accompanying guides, the drivers.
Group rate available for > 20 people.

Payment options:

  • Bank/credit card
  • Check
  • Chèques Vacances
  • Cash
  • Credit transfer


Show itinerary

Amenities and Services

  • Booking obligatory
  • Coach access
  • Educational visits
  • Fast food
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Tourist brochures
  • Picnic area
  • Covered picnic area
  • Bar
  • Toilets
  • Themed path
  • Car park
  • Orientation board
  • Defibrillator
  • Restaurant
  • Coach parking
  • Private parking
  • Free car park