With the family


For families, Grotte Saint Marcel has loads to offer to keep the kids happy … Mum, Dad, Grandma and Grandad will love it!
The younger ones can let their imagination run wild as they explore the cave at their own pace following a drop of water on its journey.
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Budding explorers over 5 can explore Saint Marcel network. They’ll learn more about the underground environment and its history as they have a go at caving in Ardèche’s largest network. Let them enjoy this novel experience : A great family adventure
  •  - © Rémi Flament
  •  - © Rémi Flament
  •  - © Rémi Flament
  •  - © Rémi Flament
Discover the animal and plant life of the Ardèche Gorges.
Set out from the cave on a 2.8 km leafy trail: explore the natural surroundings, make acquaintance with its megalithic remains (a dolmen and standing stone) and admire the work of Man in the forest throughout the ages.
Follow in the footsteps of our ancestors, study animal tracks and learn the secrets of plants on two mystery trails along three different itineraries. Most of all, enjoy a fun moment together as a family.
The trails are for all ages with a booklet for the under-8s and one for those who are older. Just bring along your pens and off you go !

Useful information

  • Baby-changing facilities are available in the public conveniences
  • Microwave oven available … just ask !
  • The terrain is unsuitable for pushchairs (416 steps in all), however baby-carriers are on free loan (ID card required)
  • To keep your children happy, GSM has thought of everything ! There’s a play area with books, colouring activities, card games … they can even draw on the walls ! They won’t want to go home !
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