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).

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  • Picnic area
  • Covered picnic area
  • Bar
  • Toilets
  • Themed path
  • Car park
  • Orientation board
  • Defibrillator
  • Restaurant
  • Coach parking
  • Private parking
  • Free car park
  • Educational visits
  • Coach access
  • Booking obligatory
  • Shop
  • Tourist brochures
  • Restaurant
  • Fast food
  • Activity
  • Product tasting
  • Son et Lumière
  • Botanic route
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Dutch

Contact information

Phone : 04 75 04 38 07
E-mail :
Website :

How to come?

2759 route touristique des Gorges
07700 Bidon

From 03/04 to 04/07/2021, daily between 10.30 am and 6 pm.

From 05/07 to 19/09/2021, daily between 10.30 am and 6.30 pm.

From 20/09 to 31/10/2021, daily between 12.30 pm and 5 pm.

Spécial COVID19

Votre sécurité est notre priorité, ainsi l’équipe a mis en place un protocole d’accueil conforme aux règles sanitaires en vigueur, avec des départs échelonnés pour des visites en autonomie. Réservation conseillée du créneau horaire sur le site Internet de la Grotte Saint-Marcel.


Adult: from 12.50 €
Child (5-12 years): from 8 €
Teenager (13-17 years): from 9.50 €
Family pass: from 36.90 €
Student: 11.30 €
Disabled: from 11.30 €.

Free entry for children < 5 years, press, mountain guides, the drivers.

Payment method

Bank/credit card - Cheque - Chèques Vacances - Cash - Credit transfer