Guided tour of the cave in French and English

Guided tour


A visit in French and English by our enthusiastic guides

Listed as a National Heritage Site for its geological and archaeological interest, the Grotte Saint-Marcel - with its 64 km of network - is one of the largest caves in France.

Your guide will give you a commentary in English (or Dutch, depending on the day and demand) for an hour-long tour of 400 m, helping you to understand the phenomena that led to the formation of the galleries, which are finely sculpted by water.

Magnified by 2 sound and light shows, two rooms will reveal their greatest treasures: the Cathedral room with its immense concretions and the sublime Cascade de Gours and its string of over a hundred pools of calcite water.


Tours depart at 12 noon.
Guided tours in French are available from 11.00 am to 4 pm, departing every 1 hours.

Practical information

Tour lasts 1 hour.
416 steps on various levels, to be climbed and descended. 14°C all year round.
Means of payment accepted on site: bank card, ANCV holiday vouchers (paper), cash, cheques.
  • Picnic area
    Picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Snack bar
    Snack bar
  • Visit type :
    • Guided tour
  • Language :
    • English
  • Starting at :
    • 14€ adult entrance fee
Good to know
  • Distance to cover :
    • 416 steps
  • Don’t forget :
    • Make sure you are warmly dressed as the temperature in the cave is 14°C, winter and summer alike.
    • Dogs are not allowed (except small dog held in arms)
    • Baby carrier recommended.