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 4 67 73 70 02

Price:

11 € (-18 years old 9.50 €)

Opening hours

Jul-Aug: 10am-7.30pm; Apr-Jun and Sep: 10.30am-7pm; Feb-Mar and Oct: 11am-5.30pm; rest of year: 2pm-5.30pm, Sun, Bank Hols and school hols 11am-5.30pm - closed 1 Jan, 25 Dec