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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.

  • Guided and commented along a secure path lasting around an hour, the Cocalière underground tour is accessible to all ages. The temperature here is constant, at around 14 degrees, and you'll discover a living cave, i.e. one that's still forming.

    As well as the usual calcite concretions, stalagmites and stalactites in a variety of shapes and sizes (including massifs and columns), you can admire discs along the way - circular concretions that defy the laws of gravity. Those at La Cocalière...
    Guided and commented along a secure path lasting around an hour, the Cocalière underground tour is accessible to all ages. The temperature here is constant, at around 14 degrees, and you'll discover a living cave, i.e. one that's still forming.

    As well as the usual calcite concretions, stalagmites and stalactites in a variety of shapes and sizes (including massifs and columns), you can admire discs along the way - circular concretions that defy the laws of gravity. Those at La Cocalière are among the most beautiful and unusual, from the fine draperies (or calcite galons) to the semi-transparent growth streaks suspended from the vault, not forgetting the eccentric budding crystals and the long, slender fistulas or macaroni.

    All these geological curiosities are most often mirrored in the limpid or bluish water of the gours or natural basins with their calcite-festooned edges. The Salle des Gours, with its staggered staircases, is an outstanding example. As you pass by, a pearl in a cavern in formation will catch your eye, all the more so as it is a visually rare natural phenomenon.

    Near the exit, you'll see a representation of a prehistoric excavation site, showing objects and bones from the Neolithic and Bronze Age. From here, a small train will take you back to the reception area via a path through the garrigue.

    Discovery trail - The 35-minute walk takes you along a shady path, partially accessible to baby carriages. Access is free.

    INSOLITE
    A night for two in the heart of the Grotto, 50 meters underground; in a magical environment of sparkling stalactites
    precious calcite crystals and concretions.
    In a vast room, a transparent pyramid 3.50 meters high
    of 25m2 will welcome thrill-seekers for a night
    for a night under a vault studded with natural wonders.
    Cosy and warm, the pyramid will provide you with a comfortable sleeping area and an exceptional panoramic view.
    BREATHTAKING

    Camper vans authorised

    Booking advised by telephone in July and August.
  • Tips
    With the Pass Up Découverte: from 15% discount - Adult rate: €13 instead of €15.50 Child rate: €10 instead of €11.5
  • 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
    • Coach parking
    • Free car park
    • Car park
    • 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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