Visit one of the most beautiful caves in France. Between Gard and Ardèche, its exceptional setting allows you to discover the wonders of nature: discs, cave pearls, crystal basin... return by small train. A 1-hour walk accessible to all ages.

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

Further information
Camper vans authorised

Tips
Tarif Web Pass sur le site Internet

Quality Charter/Quality Label

  • Bad weather alternative
  • Qualité Tourisme™
  • Esprit parc national

Tour

  • Average duration of the individual tour: 60 min
  • Average duration of the group tour: 60 min
  • Groups welcome from 20 to 50 people.

Clientele

  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Walkers/hikers
  • Mountain bikers
  • Groups
  • Specially for children
  • Home school groups
  • Students
  • Special rate for disabled people
  • Special rate for jobseekers
  • Compulsory health pass

Tour languages

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Dutch

Group tour services

  • Guided group tours available permanently

Opening

From 15 March to 30 June
Monday Open
Tuesday Open
Wednesday Open
Thursday Open
Friday Open
Saturday Open
Sunday Open
From 01 July to 31 August
Monday Open
Tuesday Open
Wednesday Open
Thursday Open
Friday Open
Saturday Open
Sunday Open
From 01 September to 06 November
Monday Open
Tuesday Open
Wednesday Open
Thursday Open
Friday Open
Saturday Open
Sunday Open

Prices

Adult €13,50
Child €9,50
Job seeker €12,50
Student €12,50
Disabled €11
Group adults €11
Group children €10

Last visit departure15mn before closing.

Methods of payment

  • Bank/credit card
  • Cheque
  • Chèques Vacances
  • Cash

Facilities & services

Facilities

  • Picnic area
  • Bar
  • Toilets
  • Car park
  • Defibrillator
  • Coach parking
  • Private parking
  • Free car park

Services

  • Educational visits
  • Coach access
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Shop
  • Tourist brochures
  • Restaurant
  • Fast food

On-site activities

  • Recreational activities
  • Tourist cave / Other landscaped natural sites

Accessibility

  • Hearing disability
  • Mental disability
  • Visual disability

Tourism adapted to

  • Hearing disability
  • Not accessible in a wheelchair
  • Reserved space 330 cm wide < 20 m from the site
  • Vertical signage of parking spaces
  • Even flooring with no obstacles
  • Absence of slope > 5%
  • Minimum aisle width of 90 cm
  • Doors >=77 cm wide
  • Internal doors with easy openings
  • Reception desk between 70-80 cm high
  • Height under table >= 70 cm width >= 77 cm
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
  • Relief map, tactile model or audio device description available at the reception
  • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities