For wine and food lover

If you think a region should be visited for its gastronomy, we think this might appeal to you! Our subterranean wine cellar open its doors to you for an exclusive œnological experience 50 meters underground.

A day of tasting

*temporary exhibition until 15th of November 2022
**reservation only, every Thursday during summer + once a month during the year. Please check the dates and schedule.

Please note the guided tour of the Cité de la Préhistoire and the underground wine tasting are only in french.

This is a suggested program for a day at the Aven d’Orgnac, Grand Site de France. Certain activities are free, others can be reserved and paid online or on site, subject to availability. Please check our agenda for more information.



Your day

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11.15 Guided tour of the Cité de la Préhistoire

350 000 years of Prehistory and history. Guided by our museum guide, you will not miss any detail of the fascinating collections in the Cité de la Préhistoire : a comprehensive and fascinating overview of the traces  left by the very first Europeans.
Only in french.

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12.30 Lunch at the restaurant

Local products and Ardèche specialities are waiting for you. On the site or in Orgnac L'Aven village, typical restaurants from the southern Ardèche will be the perfect spot for a shady break.

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14.00 Cave guided tour

A grandiose tour, in the heart of a Grand Site de France. Explore three immense chambers of the Aven d'Orgnac and admire the beauty of the subterranean landscapes: forms that evoke giant palm trees, stacked plates, columns, ochred draperies... under 55 meter high ceilings.

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15.30 Visit the Temporary Exhibition

You are invited on a journey into the heart of New-Guinea, a rare occasion to view artefacts gathered during scientific missions headed by two prehistorians, Anne-Marie and Pierre Pétrequin: axes, daggers, bows and arrows, cassowary feather headdresses, pottery.

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16.00 Take a break at the farm shop

You will definitely find delicious souvenirs at the farm shop Autour de l'Aven. The farmers and local crafts people are waiting to meet you at the shop. A range of quality products and local know-how to discover.

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16.30 Stroll along the Maubois path

Go for a walk in the Orgnac woodland, to discover the geology, fauna and flora of the Southern Ardèche. The perfect opportunity to recharge your batteries.

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18.30 Wine tasting underground

See, smell, taste... a unique and timeless experience, that allows you to discover the secrets of the wines produced by the Vignerons Ardéchois. An intimate œnological experience, in the heart of a Grand Site de France.

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