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Lombrives, the largest cave in Europe is one of the most visited sites in Ariège. The new team has re-opened the doors of the « Giants’ Den » and is delighted to welcome you for historical tours, fun and sensory in a unique site that will reserve many surprises …

The Lombrives Cave was formed more than 20 million years ago. Considered for over 30 years as the largest visitable cave in Europe, it will amaze you with its geological wealth and the historical heritage it contains. Long glacial periods have shaped this incredible karstic network. The spectacular size of its galleries and the formation of the rock have made it a place of refuge, wonder and contemplation for men for centuries. Lombrives is a preserved site as it has been for thousands of years.

The cave is accessible to young and old, it is one of the most visited tourist sites in Ariège.

Here is our range of visits and schedules

visite en famille

visite en famille

After an approach walk that you can do with a small tourist train, discover this unusual site, one of the most visited of Ariège.

Let the magic of Lombrives take place during an underground exploration lasting 2 hours in this huge karstic network, reputed to be the largest cave in Europe.

This guided tour can be adapted to 1 hour if it suits you.

randonnée spéléo

randonnée spéléo

This is a guided tour with a speleologist guide.

A visit of 4 hours approx, a morning or afternoon.

This visit can be made from 6 people, please contact us to fix the appointment.

It does not take specific knowledge, just put on hiking shoes, and explore the more pristine places of the cave, children are allowed from 9 years old.

Helmet, front lamp and dress combination supplied with the price.

Mandatory pre-registration, please check the schedule for these planned hikes if you are less than 6 people.

chorale bordeaux

chorale bordeaux

The cathedral of Lombrives is a mythical and sacred place. Changed of the « spiritual treasure » of the Cathares, charged with History, many of you are there to collect, to meditate or to sing. This place also benefits from exceptional acoustics. Many thanks to our visitors who allow us to put on line their vocal or instrumental performance !!!

 

Next concert January the 7th 14h.30

Gaudeamus2

Gaudeamus2

see the vidéo

petits chanteurs groupe

petits chanteurs groupe

This place allows the visit for all kinds of groups.

We can completely adapt our visits according to your needs.

Our visits can also be done in several languages, please consult us.

From November the 1rst till December the 23th

Open  weekends, guided tours at 10h.30 et 15h.00

From December the 23th till January the 7th

Daily open,  unique tour at 14h.30

From January the 7th till the 31th

Open on weekends, tours at 10h.30 and 15h.00

February

Daily open, guided tours at 10h.30 et 15h.00

Rates for everyone

Our prices

Choose your rates.

Single rates

12€

12€ Adults,10€ discounted, 8€ under 12 years 0€ under 8 years

  • shuttle

    A shuttle can take you up to 200 meters from the entrance of the cave.

    This little train makes a 1 Kilometer route, which can be done by walking in 20 minutes.

    It’s a supplement of 2 € per person.


  • Discounted

    • Unemployeds
      Students
      Handicapped (only those who can walk without difficulty)

family pass

34€

2 adults + 2 children from 8 to 12 years

  • ideal for the family

    For other family package options, please inquire.

Speleological hike

38€

Family speleological hike

  • Speleological hiking with family or friends

    This is a guided tour with a speleologist guide.

    A visit of 4 hours approx, a morning or afternoon.

    This visit can be made from 6 people, please contact us to fix the appointment.

    It does not take specific knowledge, just put on hiking shoes, and explore the more pristine places of the cave, children are allowed from 9 years old.

    Helmet, front lamp and combination supplied with the price.

    Mandatory pre-registration, please check the schedule for these planned hikes if you are less than 6 people.

Our Concerts

many

An extraordinary acoustics, a magic frame

  • variable according to concert

    Some are free, please inquire.

The best option for your visits in ariege

Why Lombrives?

Discover why you will not regret this experience

One of the most visited sites in Ariège 

Our strengths

Lombrives is:

– A rich history: more than 20 million years old, did not this cave host a future king of France? Was it not the place of refuge and burial for men of the Bronze Age? Has not it been the place of exploitation of counterfeiters? That’s what the guide will teach you …

– a unique geological and natural heritage in the world: this huge underground network is home to spectacular concretions and geological peculiarities unique in the world. The group goes through landscapes as intriguing as changing. From the hall of a thousand stalactites, to the room of the hull in the shape of an overturned boat keel without forgetting of course the cathedral hall, the emotion is at the rendezvous!

– a mythical place, populated by tales and legends.

Discover these landscapes steeped in history in this cave preserved in its natural state!

in family

Ideal activity for the whole family.

Come with the dog

Kind dogs accepted on a short leash.

Authorized photos

Keep the memories of your holidays

Flexible tours for groups

Visit + meal + concert:

Why not?

Professional guides.

Our guides adapt to the needs of visitors.

Flexible visit

You can adapt the visit to 1 hour if you have small children.

Visual discovery

Gallery

A glimpse of what you expect in our cave.

Creativity at work

Our team


Questions?

Contact us

RN 20 09300 Ussat-les-Bains

00 33 6 49 44 45 00

contact(@)grottedelombrives.com

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