It's a story that begins a hundred million years ago, stretching from the formation of the limestone rock right up until the discovery of the Aven d'Orgnac, in 1935, which now allows visitors to admire the gigantic underground chambers and their majestic crystal formations.
It's a human story too, from the very first fire-lit tales and the thousands of flint blades that were sharpened here, more than 350,000 years ago, to the continuing educational work at the Cité de la Préhistoire. When you visit the Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac, you learn a little and dream a lot, surrounded by birdsong and the chanting of the cicadas.
The Grand Site of Aven d'Orgnac is now closed.
Reopening for Christmas holidays, from 19/12 to 03/01.
Fancy a look at the Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac ?
Save time by buying your tickets for the Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac today! By buying online, you won't have to wait when you get here, as you can have it scanned directly at the Cité de la Préhistoire information desk or the start of the guided tour of the Cave (the black door under the courtyard roof).
We recommend you arrive at least 30 mins before your tour starts.
Lying between the gorges of the Ardèche river and the Cèze valley, the Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac is located 15 km from Vallon-Pont-d’Arc and 8 km from Barjac (Gard).Adress
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
La Grotte & Cité de la Préhistoire
Tél : +334 75 38 65 10
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