Welcome to the Land of Crystal Giants
in the wild
The Incredible Grotte de la Salamandre
The Grotte de la Salamandre is a huge cavity full of splendid titanic crystals. Discovered in 1965, opened to the public in 2013, Gold Medal of tourism 2015 (read more…), it accommodates all visitors with an amazing display of crystals staged with light and sound effects, as well as various activities during the season.
Everyone has a way to discover it:
The Guided Tour is designed for visitors able to descend and climb some 86 easy steps. Our guides are earth history enthusiasts and often cavers themselves. They will tell you about the formation of the cave and also its recent history, from its discovery to its opening to the public. Read more…
Inside the cave, the Belvedere is a large terrace, accessible by wheelchair from the disabled parking without assistance. It allows those unable to use the stairs of the guided tour to discover the cave from an interior look-out point offering a breathtaking overview. Read more…
The Grand Rappel – Abseiling
A unique experience! 50 metres of abseiling down the natural cave entrance. With friends or family, discover the Grotte de la Salamandre by its ceiling… Adrenaline guaranteed and shared! The Grand Rappel is reserved to healthy adults and children 12 years and older. Read more…
The Backstage – Caving
The Grotte de la Salamandre holds many treasures, but some are hidden from the public. The Backstage allows you to discover them, but you will need to earn them! This is a caving journey, playful, aesthetic, and quite sporty. From 10 years old and more. Guaranteed departure: minimum 4 participants. Read more…
Coming to Grotte de la Salamandre
Conveniently nestled between Provence, Camargue, Ardèche and Cevennes, halfway between the Pont du Gard and the Gorges de l’Ardèche, surrounded by tourist attractions among the most visited in France, the Grotte de la Salamandre stands in the heart of the very preserved garrigue.
Between wild canyons, hilltop villages and unusual nature, get ready to spend an exotic day in an environment of rare beauty.
It has on-site food, a picnic area on the terrace, and a gift shop.