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The incredible Grotte de la Salamandre, one of the most beautiful caves in Europe, opened to the public for the first time in 2013. It offers four possible visits:
- The lookout point, a panoramic view accessible by wheelchair (first in Europe)
- The guided tour, a fascinating tour of approximately one hour that goes into the heart of an enormous space adorned with spectacular crystalsof titanic proportions staged with lighting and sound effects
- For the fans of adrenaline, the Grand Rappel, anabseiling adventure of 50metres on which one discovers the immense cave interior from the ceiling. In a group of friends or family, sensational emotions are guaranteed!
- The Backstage of the Salamandre Coulisses New in 2015, an adventure circuit ! The Grotte de la Salamandre hides lots of treasures, but some are well hidden and are too fragile to be left accessible to all. You can discover them, but you will have to deserve them ! A beautiful underground trail, varied and fun although a bit sporty... 12 years old and more. On Wednesday, special sessions from 9 years old.
On the exterior of the cave is a beautiful nature reserve. To preserve it, vehicles are left 700 m away; one follows a pretty shaded trail that leads to the welcome building nestled in next to the cliff side. The welcome building, made of local wood, was designed by the architect Jean-François Daures. It supports the solar panels that permit the Grotte de la Salamandre to be the first cave in Europe to be « lit by the sun ». It houses both a boutique, with articles such beautiful local minerals, as well as a cafe serving delicious products that can be enjoyed on a terrace that opens out onto the spectacular view of a nature reserve.
The Cave is open from March to November every day.
Indoor temperature 14°C throughout the year.