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Welcome to the Kingdom of the Giant Crystals. Discover this fairyland of a cave with its gigantic concretions lit up with sound and light. Activities and emotions for all. Extend your experience by enjoying our beautiful outdoor terrace with lots of good things to eat and drink.

Welcome to the Kingdom of the Giant Crystals. Salamander Cave - Grotte de la Salamandre - opened to the public for the very first time in 2013. It is a great place to visit for those looking for an adventure experience and lots of sensations!

There are 4 different visits for different tastes

- The panoramic viewpoint and its amazing views, wheelchair-accessible (unique in Europe);
- The guided visit - a fascinating itinerary that lasts an hour, to the heart of this enormous cave with its amazing stalactites and stalagmites, lit up with lights and music;
- For a real adrenaline experience, the Great Belay: 50- meter descent where you discover the immense cave by the ceiling, on your own, with friends or with the whole family. A great experience and emotions to share!
- Behind the Scenes at Salamandre Cave: 2 and a half hours of spelunking in the deep rooms of the cave, a captivating and fun experience, full of beauty and athletically challenging.

At all times, there are events at the site such as the flight of the Aéroplume, the cave Trail and other visits.

Outdoors you have our beautiful, environmentally-friendly site with its reception centre made of local wood, nestled into the hillside and with a beautiful deck and photovoltaic panels that provide the electricity used to light up the cave. We have a great shop that also has unusual items including beautiful minerals from mines in our region. There's a great snack bar that offers delicious things to eat and drink as you enjoy our beautiful deck that overlooks nature.

Further information
Grand Rappel: 12 years old minimum
Les Coulisses de la Salamandre: 10 years old minimum

Tips
10% discount on all activities and snack.

Quality Charter/Quality Label

  • Bad weather alternative
  • Qualité Tourisme™
  • Gard tourist sites club
  • Qualité Tourisme Occitanie Sud de France
  • Health protocol

Tour

  • Average duration of the group tour: 50 min
  • From 3 years old
  • Groups welcome from 20 to 500 people.

Clientele

  • Children
  • Groups
  • Home school groups
  • Welcome for business/incentive groups
  • Special rate for disabled people
  • Compulsory health pass

Tour languages

  • English
  • French

Individual tour services

  • Guided individual tours available permanently
  • Guided inividual tours obligatory

Group tour services

  • Guided group tours available permanently
  • Guided group tours obligatory

Opening

From 13 March to 30 April
Monday Open
Tuesday Open
Wednesday Open
Thursday Open
Friday Open
Saturday Open
Sunday Open

Guided visits at 11,12, 2, 3 and 4pm Great Belay and Behind the Scenes at the Salamandre cave, by advance reservation

From 01 May to 30 June
Monday Open
Tuesday Open
Wednesday Open
Thursday Open
Friday Open
Saturday Open
Sunday Open

Guided visits at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 2, 3, 4 and 5pm Great Belay and Behind the Scenes at the Salamandre cave, by advance reservation

From 01 July to 31 August
Monday Open
Tuesday Open
Wednesday Open
Thursday Open
Friday Open
Saturday Open
Sunday Open

Guided visits every 20 min Great Belay every hour, except not between 12 and 2 Behind the Scenes: departure at 10:30 and 2pm

From 01 September to 30 September
Monday Open
Tuesday Open
Wednesday Open
Thursday Open
Friday Open
Saturday Open
Sunday Open

Guided visits at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 2, 3, 4 and 5pm Great Belay and Behind the Scenes at the Salamandre cave, by advance reservation

From 01 October to 01 November
Monday Open
Tuesday Open
Wednesday Open
Thursday Open
Friday Open
Saturday Open
Sunday Open

Guided visits at 11,12, 2, 3 and 4pm Great Belay and Behind the Scenes at the Salamandre cave, by advance reservation

Prices

Methods of payment

  • Bank/credit card
  • Check
  • Travellers Cheque
  • Cash
  • Credit transfer
  • Online payment

Facilities & services

Facilities

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

Services

  • Pets welcome
  • Educational visits
  • Shop
  • Restaurant

On-site activities

  • Activity
  • Son et Lumière
  • Recreational activities
  • Tourist cave / Other landscaped natural sites

Accessibility

  • Mental disability
  • Physical disability
  • Visual disability

Tourism adapted to

  • Mental disability
  • Visual disability
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
  • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities