Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnacnaturally outstanding!

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. Come learn a little and dream a lot, surrounded by birdsong and the chanting of the cicadas...





Visit the Cave ! Join one of three english tours…

Visite photographique !

Visite photographique !

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Rencontres Paleobox

Rencontres Paleobox

Ateliers, démonstrations, archéologie expérimentale... Les passionnés et amateurs d’archéologie venus de…

Visite Historique !

Visite Historique !

Sur les traces du premier explorateur de la cavité... Oubliez 2016…

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Online ticketing

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.

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Rates 2016


  • Adult

  • Adult groups
    (+€2 guided tour of the Cité de la Préhistoire)

  • Children (6-14)

  • Children groups 
    (€5.40 € the Cave only / €3.60 Cité de la Préhistoire only)

  • Reduced rates
    (students, jobseekers, adults with three or more children)
    (+€1,50 guided tour of the Cité de la Préhistoire)

Coming to the Aven d'OrgnacBetween gorges of the Ardèche river and the Cèze valley



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).


Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
La Grotte & Cité de la Préhistoire
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