Grotte de la Cocalière

Come and discover the Cocalière, one of France's greatest caves, and set off on a wonderfull journey to the center of the Earth, between Gard and Ardèche. Return by little train.

A guided tour with commentary throughout a secured itinerary lasting approximately one hour. The Cocalière underground tour is suitable for all ages. Down here the temperature remains at a constant 14 degrees Celsius. You’ll discover an active cave, still under formation.

Besides the usual calcite concretions, stalagmites and stalactites of various shapes and sizes (including massifs and columns), you’ll also see along the way some circular concretions – disks that seem to defy gravity. At La Cocalière they are at their most beautiful and most unusual, hanging from the vault in fine semi-transparent draperies (or calcite curtains) striated with growth marks, not forgetting the eccentric budding crystals, fistulas and long fine macaroni tubes.

These curiosities of geology are mirrored in the clear blue waters of the natural pools festooned with decorative calcite formations. Those in the Salle des Gours section are arranged in steps and are quite remarkable. A cave pearl under formation won’t fail to capture your attention, all the more so as this natural phenomenon is a sight of extreme rarity.

Near the exit, you’ll see a representation of prehistoric excavations with objects and bones from the Neolithic and Bronze Ages. From there, a little train will take you across the garrigue back to the reception area.

Discovery Trail – Free access

Equipements
  • Picnic area
  • Bar
  • Toilets
  • Car park
  • Defibrillator
  • Restaurant
  • Coach parking
  • Private parking
Services
  • Pets welcome
  • Educational visits
  • Coach access
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Shop
  • Tourist brochures
  • Restaurant
  • Fast food
Divers
  • Camper vans authorised
Langues
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Dutch

How to come?

D 904
30500 Courry

Ouverture
From 15/03 to 30/06/2019
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 5 pm.

From 01/07 to 31/08/2019, daily between 10 am and 6 pm.

From 01/09 to 03/11/2019
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 5 pm.

Prices

Adult: from 12 €
Child : from 8.50 €
Job seeker: from 11 €
Student: from 11 €
Disabled: from 9.50 €
Group adults: from 7 €
Group children : from 7 € (School groups: 6.00 €).

Free entry for children < 6 years, the drivers.
Child entry valid for 0 - 12 years.
Group rate available for > 20 people.

Last visit departure15mn before closing.

Payment method

Bank/credit card - Cheque - Chèques Vacances - Cash