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Grotte de la Cocalière

Leisure, Recreational activities, Tourist cave / Other landscaped natural sites in Courry
15,5 Adult
  • Visit one of the most beautiful caves in France, the visit takes place on an easy route. With an indoor temperature of 14°, it is advisable to bring warm clothing. The return journey is by small train through the natural site.

  • 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....
    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 - The 35-minute walk takes place on a shaded path, partially accessible to pushchairs. Free acces.

    Unusual night: possibility to spend the night in the pyramid in the heart of the cave.

    Camper vans authorised

    Booking advised by telephone in July and August.
  • Groups (Max capacity)
    • 50  Maximum number of people
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Hearing disability
    • Not accessible in a wheelchair
    • Even flooring with no obstacles
    • Minimum aisle width of 90 cm
    • Doors >=77 cm wide
    • 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
  • Equipment
    • Private parking
    • Car park
    • Free car park
    • Coach parking
    • Picnic area
    • Toilets
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
      • Inside: guide dogs only Only if they’re small dogs that can be carried in your arms or in a basket. They’re not allowed on the ground!
    • Educational visits
    • Coach access
    • Motorhomes allowed
    • Shop
    • Restaurant
    • Fast food
Rates
Payment methods
  • Check
  • Bank/credit card
  • Cash
  • Travellers Cheque
  • From March 15, 2024 to November 5, 2024
  • Adult
    15.50 €
  • Child
    11.50 €
  • Teenager
    13.50 €
  • Job seeker
    14.50 €
  • Student
    14.50 €
  • Group adults
    From 12 € to 13 €
  • Group children
    10 €
  • 1 € discount on presentation of the Pass' Cèze Cévennes card.
Openings
Openings
  • From March 15, 2024 until June 30, 2024
    Open Everyday
    * Regular guided tours departures, from 10:15 to 11:45 and from 14:15 to 16:45
  • From July 1, 2024 until August 31, 2024
    Open Everyday
    * Guided tours departure every 15 minutes, from 9.45 am to 5.45 pm.
  • From September 1, 2024 until November 5, 2024
    Open Everyday
    * Regular guided tours departures, from 10:15 to 11:45 and from 14:15 to 16:45
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