Distance: 6.1 km
Duration: 02h00
Incline: 226 positive incline
Duration: Level bue - Medium
Rock, Ground, Hard coating (tar, cement, flooring)
Yellow markings for walking and hiking and red and white for long hikes
Period recommended: Autumn, Summer, Winter, Spring
Bring an electric lamp to cross the cave.


Discover La Baume, an emblematic and spectacular place of the Gorges du Gardon and on the tracks of the legendary hermit Saint Vérédème.
Cave closed from 15/11 to 15/03 and from 01/05 to 15/08
Bring an electric lamp for the crossing.

From the parking of the town hall, follow the path of La Baume (on the left of the bakery) for 1km to reach the sign "La Coufine".

Continue straight ahead. You evolve in the scrubland. Go down gradually in twists and turns before crossing an undergrowth to finally arrive at the edge of the river.
In front of you, the old mill of La Baume and in the background the small chapel nestled under the cliff.
Turn left to go up the path and reach the chapel.

The path carved in the wall will allow you to reach the cave.
The cave is closed from 15/11 to 15/03 and from 01/05 to 15/08 due to bat hibernation.
Bring an electric lamp to cross it.

Once the crossing is done, go up the path on 1,1 km which leads on the plateau above the gorges in direction of the signpost "les Condamines".

Turn left and follow the GR6 for 800m until the sign "les Coufines".

Turn right to reach the village of Sanilhac.

Be careful, being essentially fed in summer by resurgences, the water of the Gardon is very cold.
The risks of hydrocution are very high. For this reason, swimming is forbidden on the site of La Baume (Sanilhac-Sagriès) all year long.