Trabuc Cave

Trabuc Cave is a true jewel of the Cévennes. Near the town of Anduze, dive into a authentic mineral world for a magnificent visit that is 100% nature, and discover the secret of the 100,000 soldiers and the true magic of underground water.

Here you enter into the mountain, the core of the mountain along an interactive lighted trail in the heart of history. Temperature is 14° and photos are authorised.

The Jewel of the Cévennes, located between the towns of Anduze and Saint Jean du Gard amidst the geographical relief of the Cévennes mountains in the national park. The Trabuc cave is a major cave, and is a wonder to explore with the whole family, on an interactive luminous trail, secured and prepared, which brings you in contact with authentic nature.
Trabuc Cave is a living cave where water has left its imprint on the stone, carved into cascading draperies, and in the lake Lac de Minuit in a stunning play of shade and light.
In this mineral setting, unique the world over, the army of 100,000 soldiers stands guard.
Visit on own with our audioguide during the off season. Visit with our guides in the summer. Enter the historical, magic universe of this major natural site, ranked as a ‘Esprit Parc national des Cévennes’. The interactive nature of the trail, steered by lights to discover the different galleries, takes you into a magnificent underground world as you visit.

The cave was used as a natural hiding place by the Huguenots during the Wars of Religion. It was used by the highway robbers and bandits known as the Trabucaires, who hid their loot here, and in 1945 much of the cave was discovered and has since been made easily accessible.

Known by the specialists as the ‘Cave with 100,000 Soldiers’, the cave is a stunning mineral setting for a mysterious phenomenon known as the ‘army of 100,000 Soldiers at the base of the great wall’! A formation unique the world over, so far, the only one that has been discovered as of the present time.

The gallery trail is 1km and takes you back in time as you discover ancient architecture created by water and stone. In this living cave, there are 7 outstanding rooms that are full of natural treasures: organ pipes, pillars, twisted draperies, crystallised jellyfish and butterflies.
Cascades and gours abound and form deep lakes with turquoise waters.
Explore all the experiences this underground world offers, and walk amidsxt shade and light in this world of beautifully-preserved natural marvels that makes Trabuc Cave a must-see during any stay in the South of France.

This cave is ranked ‘Qualité Sud de France’ and ‘Qualité Tourisme’ since 2003, and ‘Esprit Parc national des Cévennes’ since 2019.
Member of the ANECAT, and of the Club of touring site in County Gard, and the ‘sites d’exception’ in Languedoc.

Open every day from the beginning of the February school holiday (for all zones in France) to 21 December, including weekends and holidays. Theme visits include the ‘Double Visit’: Light the Flame, visit with carbide lamps. Check our programme on www.grotte-de-trabuc.com

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Equipements
  • Picnic area
  • Bar
  • Toilets
  • Car park
  • Defibrillator
  • Restaurant
  • Coach parking
  • Private parking
  • Free car park
Services
  • Educational visits
  • Coach access
  • Shop
  • Restaurant
  • Fast food
Activités
  • Activity
  • Son et Lumière
  • Shows
Divers
  • Qualité Tourisme label.
    Qualité Sud de France label.
Languages
  • English
  • French

How to come?

2316 route des grottes
30140 Mialet

Ouverture
From 01/10 to 15/12/2019, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10.30 am and 4.30 pm.
During school holidays for every zone, open every day.

Open on bank holidays.

From 07/02 to 31/03/2020, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10.30 am and 4.30 pm.
During school holidays for every zone, open every day.

From 01/04 to 30/06/2020, daily between 10 am and 5.30 pm.

From 01/07 to 31/08/2020, daily between 10 am and 6 pm.

From 01/09 to 30/09/2020, daily between 10 am and 5.30 pm.

From 01/11 to 22/12/2020, daily between 10.30 am and 4.30 pm.

Prices

From 08/01 to 22/12/2019
Adult: 11.60 € (Discounted ticket 9€90)
Child: 6.90 € (under 13
discounted ticket 5€90).

From 07/02 to 22/12/2020
Adult: 11.60 €
Child: 6.90 € (5 to 12)
Reduced price: 9.90 € (Young visitors 13 to 17, students, job-seekers).

Free entry for children < 5 years, mountain guides, the drivers.
Group rate available for > 15 people.

Payment method

Bank/credit card - Cash