For groups and schools


We endeavour to offer groups high-quality services for an unforgettable experience at Grotte Saint Marcel !
Our aim is to encourage students to take an active part in their learning process, so our site is designed to be a natural laboratory for scientific and artistic investigation.
Measurements, observations, experiments, hands-on activities, sessions with scientists or artists … activities which all will help them acquire a better understanding of how landscapes and caves were forged, how environments interact and the unique ecosystem of the underground world … not only its scientific interest but also its power to enthral.
Our educational resources are suited to all levels from nursery to senior high school and focus on the sciences, arts, physical education and sports.
During a whole day visit, it is possible to combine :
  • Themed tours of the cave (biospeleology, geology, history, music, story-telling …)
  • Outdoor educational workshops (water, ecosystems, erosion and sediments, pigments and organic materials, Land Art …)
  • Unaccompanied or guided rambles with certified SGGA guides (Ardèche Gorges management association) ; orienteering along the Big Stone trail equipped with discovery panels, educational tools and 13 checkpoints fitted with pin punches.
For full details of our offers, download the teacher’s guide (livret pédagogique GSM 2021).
For further information, please contact our schools department To book, please return the application form.
New in 2021 ! Our unaccompanied tour lets you enjoy the cave at your own pace !


If you are a day-care center, a summer camp or a leisure center, we can offer a wide range of visits adapted to their level or interests. For details, download the 2021 activities for children's groups.
Group rates for 20 paying participants at time of booking. These rates are available for unaccompanied cave tours.
Useful information
Sales department
Tel : +33.(0)
Email :
For group visits, pre-booking is required.
Contact our sales department by email with the following information :
  • Desired date and time of your visit
  • Number of participants
  • Name of the group for billing
  • Name and details of the group leader : email address and phone number
  • Billing address
Means of payment available on-site : credit/debit card, cheque, cash.
Unaccompanied tour rates
This rate applies for groups of a minimum of 20 paying participants.
  • Adult : 10€
  • Teens (age 13 – 17) : 7.60€
  • Children (age 5 – 12) : 6.40€
No charge for one professional guide and/or driver per group.
These rates include tax.
Epicurean tour rate (includes unaccompanied cave tour plus wine-tasting with a wine specialist) or Cave exploration :
Please ask for a quote.
  • group reception in the cathedral hall ludovis fremondiere grotte saint marcel