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°c 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.

Further information
Loan of baby carrier, jacket or vest.
Themed and guided tours.
Welcome for motorcyclists / cyclists

Audioguides in French + version adapted for children.

Quality Charter/Quality Label

  • Vineyards and Discovery Accreditation
  • Bad weather alternative
  • Qualité Tourisme™
  • Esprit parc national
  • Recommended by high heat
  • Gard tourist sites club
  • Qualité Tourisme Occitanie Sud de France

Tour

  • Average duration of the individual tour: 75 min
  • Average duration of the group tour: 60 min
  • Groups welcome from 20 to 60 people.

Clientele

  • Home school groups
  • Walkers/hikers
  • Children
  • Special rate for disabled people
  • Special rate for jobseekers
  • Mountain bikers
  • Groups
  • Students

Tour languages

  • English
  • French

Audio tour languages

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Dutch

Individual tour services

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Guided individual tours on request

Group tour services

  • Unguided group tours on request
  • Guided group tours on request

Opening

From 10 February to 31 March
Monday Open from 10h30 at 17h30
Tuesday Open from 10h30 at 17h30
Wednesday Open from 10h30 at 17h30
Thursday Open from 10h30 at 17h30
Friday Open from 10h30 at 17h30
Saturday Open from 10h30 at 17h30
Sunday Open from 10h30 at 17h30

Last visit at 5:30 pm.

From 01 April to 30 April
Monday Open from 10h at 18h
Tuesday Open from 10h at 18h
Wednesday Open from 10h at 18h
Thursday Open from 10h at 18h
Friday Open from 10h at 18h
Saturday Open from 10h at 18h
Sunday Open from 10h at 18h

Last visit at 5pm.

From 01 May to 30 June
Monday Open from 10h at 18h30
Tuesday Open from 10h at 18h30
Wednesday Open from 10h at 18h30
Thursday Open from 10h at 18h30
Friday Open from 10h at 18h30
Saturday Open from 10h at 18h30
Sunday Open from 10h at 18h30

Last visit at 5:30 pm.

From 01 July to 31 August
Monday Open from 10h at 19h
Tuesday Open from 10h at 19h
Wednesday Open from 10h at 19h
Thursday Open from 10h at 19h
Friday Open from 10h at 19h
Saturday Open from 10h at 19h
Sunday Open from 10h at 19h

Last visit at 6pm.

From 01 September to 30 September
Monday Open from 10h at 18h30
Tuesday Open from 10h at 18h30
Wednesday Open from 10h at 18h30
Thursday Open from 10h at 18h30
Friday Open from 10h at 18h30
Saturday Open from 10h at 18h30
Sunday Open from 10h at 18h30

Last visit at 6pm.

From 01 October to 11 November
Monday Open from 10h30 at 17h30
Tuesday Open from 10h30 at 17h30
Wednesday Open from 10h30 at 17h30
Thursday Open from 10h30 at 17h30
Friday Open from 10h30 at 17h30
Saturday Open from 10h30 at 17h30
Sunday Open from 10h30 at 17h30

Last visit at 6:30 pm.

From 12 November to 24 November
Saturday Open from 10h30 at 17h30
Sunday Open from 10h30 at 17h30

Last visit at 5:30 pm.

From 01 December to 30 December
Monday Open from 13h45 at 17h30
Tuesday Open from 13h45 at 17h30
Wednesday Open from 13h45 at 17h30
Thursday Open from 13h45 at 17h30
Friday Open from 13h45 at 17h30
Saturday Open from 10h30 at 17h30
Sunday Open from 10h30 at 17h30

Audio-guided tours

Prices

Adult €14,50
Child €9,40
Reduced price €12,90
Adult €12,90
Child €8,80

Special price for the magic of Christmas lights under the ground:
Adult : 12,50 € - Child (5 - 14 years old ) : 8,50 € - Free for -5 years old

The double visit (carbide lamp) - duration 1h30 :
Adult: 21,90 € - Youth (13/17 years): 18,90 € - Child: 16,90 €.

Methods of payment

  • Bank/credit card
  • Cash
  • Online payment
  • Travellers Cheque

Facilities & services

Facilities

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

Services

  • Educational visits
  • Coach access
  • Shop
  • Restaurant
  • Fast food

On-site activities

  • Temporary exhibition
  • Shows
  • Son et Lumière
  • Activity
  • Product tasting
  • Recreational activities
  • Tourist cave / Other landscaped natural sites

Accessibility

Tourism adapted to

  • Hearing disability
  • Not accessible in a wheelchair
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move