Grotte des Demoiselles

Highly recommended
The Grotte des Demoiselles is a crevice in the Plateau of Thaurac that dominates the Hérault Valley. A funicular takes visitors to the sinkhole, which is striking in the number and size of its concretions. A series of narrow corridors leads to a vast chamber 120m long, 80m wide and 50m high, and to the legendary stalagmite resembling a Virgin and Child. Turn back at this point to take in the impressive set of "organ pipes", before continuing the tour past fine draperies of calcite.

Useful information

Address:

St-Bauzille-de-Putois, 34190 Ganges

Phone:

+33 6 12 19 79 19

Price:

12 € (-12 years old 7.50 €)

Opening hours

Jul-Aug: 10am-7.30pm; Jun: 10.30am-6.30pm; Sep: 10.30am-7pm; Jun: 10.30am-6.30pm; Apr-May: 10.30am-6pm; rest of year: telephone for timetable - closed 6 Jan-8 Feb, 1 Jan, 25 Dec