This cave, between Cévennes and Ardèche, was one of the first caves in France to have been given the “Qualite Tourisme” label. It is supposedly one of the 3 most beautiful caves in France and covers 30kms and is 35 million years old. The underground tour of La Cocalière, following a secure route with a guide providing a commentary, is accessible to all age groups. The temperature is constant, around 14 degrees, and you’ll discover a living cave that’s still in formation. Plenty of stalactites, stalagmites and stretches of water.
Grotte de la Cocaliere, 30500 Courry / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.grotte-cocaliere.com/en/
As the cave was once inhabited there is a really interesting prehistoric gallery (neolithic, bronze age) where you can see prehistoric objects and bones found in the caves. After the guided tour there is a train to bring you back again which the kids loved. (Lara Gobourne)