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14 people confined  during 40 days in Lombrives

DEEP TIME

reopening on May 22, 2021!
see the "online tickets" link for all our visits and departure times
  or call +33 (0)6.49.44.45.00

  The cave is located 1h from Toulouse, 1km from Tarascon-sur-Ariège, close to Ax-les-Thermes, ON THE RN20 (road to Andorra).

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On the programme from May 22, 2021:

- Guided hike 2 hours in the cave
- 1/2 guided underground exploration!! New galleries are available!
- Archaeological activity of the Little Explorer, "On the trail..."
- New! An Escape Game in the cave on June 19 and 20
- It is also the return of our concerts!!!

 
 

ESCAPE GAME INÉDIT DANS LA GROTTE!!! A plus d'1 km sous terre !

Tout l'été! Vous avez aimé...alors on récidive. info et réservation ci dessous (le prochain ce vendredi 23 juillet !!!

At the heart of the largest cave in Europe ...

Lombrives is one of the most visited sites in Ariège. After crisscossing the mountain on a small touristic train that will take you to the entrance of the cave (1.4 km on a hiking trail, possible on foot if you prefer), your guide will accompany you on a commented tour into "the lair of the giants".

The fascinating Lombrives, where legends, protohistory and history have left their mark... Home for the Magdalenian, sepulchre for the Bronze Age men, sacred place for the Cathar, refuge for the Protestant, visited by a king, hiding place for bandits... Lombrives has always fascinated Men, who left thousands of signatures and enigmatic symbols on its walls.

The fascinating Lombrives, where legends, protohistory and history have left their mark... You will cross the Carène, walk along the geological fault and take the Passage of Crime. You are now in the grandiose Amphitheater: sacred cathedral, ideal for meditation but also for cultural events. After a long flight of stairs, the upper level opens onto the Gallery of the Great Cemetery. Then, you will walk through galleries adorned with curious concretions. And there you are, in front of the Tomb of Princess Pyrene, which originated the Pyrenees according to Greek mythology. Further on, the Lake, with its mysterious undulations.

« When you enter LOMBRIVES, an ancient, surprising and powerful world opens up to you.
A break from the real world, a unique, moving, introspective experience...
Beyond what we can imagine. »

Catherine Blasco, in charge of Lombrives.

Guided hike 2h
from May 22, 2021

 

After having crossed the bucolic valley to the porch of the cave, on foot or with our little train, a guide awaits you for a cultural, historical, contemplative and... a somewhat sporty tour.

Departure: from the ticket office of Lombrives. RN20, 09400 USSAT-LES-BAINS
(regulatory gauge respected, distancing, mask wearing)

The tour is in French, but most of our guides speak English so they can make some translations and answer all of your questions. If you buy your tickets online, please come see us at the reception before heading to the cave and ask for a booklet in your language.

See the "Online tickets" link for all our departure times or call +33 (0)6.49.44.45.00.

Access conditions :

Lombrives is a natural listed site. Whether you are a history or a prehistoric geology lover, or simply contemplative, if you like being in vast underground spaces, if going up and down a high staircase overlooking the Cathedral does not scare you, and if you can walk 2 km on a natural ground which can be uneven or a little slippery... then whatever your age, put on your walking shoes and some warm clothes because... LOMBRIVES is made for you!

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Prices for the 2h guided hike:

Adult: 12 €

Young 12-18: 10 €

Child 6-12: 8 €

-6 years old: free

Access to the cave: 1.4 km on foot (free) or with the little train (2 €, only for the way up)

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novelty:
1/2 DAY UNDERGROUND EXPLORATION!
Did you follow Christian Clot's Deep Time scientific expedition with the 14 teammates confined in the cave? Equipped with a helmet and a headlamp, come and discover the places where they lived for 40 days and walk in the footsteps of other explorers of the last centuries. Intimate visit. Only a small number of you will be able to go to these protected gallerie which are rarely open to the public.
The visit in is French, but most of our guides speak English. More info at +33(0)6.49.44.45.00 or catherine@grottedelombrives.com
 
EXPLORATION, CONTEMPLATION, GEOLOGY, HISTORY AND... conviviality
(copious Tasting of local products in the cave!!!

Note: count on 1/2 day of activity

 

Single price: 38 € / pers (adult or child)

The price includes:

- Rental of equipment (helmet and headlamp)

- The 1/2 guided exploration

- The copious tasting

- And... some surprises...

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We accept: EUROS, Pyrenees (local currency),
or DEBIT CARD,
Little explorer hike, "in the footsteps..."
During the summer holidays of 2021 !!!

 

After having crossed the bucolic valley to the porch of the cave, on foot or with our little train, a guide awaits you for a hike "in the footsteps of ..."

Your children are equipped with a helmet and a headlamp. Come and visit a part rarely open to the public, discover the various traces of occupation of men from the Neolithic period, 14,000 years old animal bones, and many more surprises.

Become an explorer in a natural listed site for an afternoon! Thank you for accompanying your children.

This tour is particularly appropriate for children between 4 and 12 years old, but very interesting for adults too!

 

Departure: from the ticket office of Lombrives. RN20, 09400 USSAT-LES-BAINS
(regulatory gauge respected)

 

The tour is in French, but most of guides speak English so they can make some translations and answer all of questions.

See the "Online tickets" link for all our departure times or call +33 (0)6.49.44.45.00.

Note: ount on 2 to 3 hours of activity

 

Single price: 12 € / pers (adult or child)

 

The price includes:

- Ascencion and descent by little train

- Rental of equipment (helmet and headlamp)

Thank you for accompanying your children.

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Wear your  warm backpacker outfit
and your sports shoes!

We accept EUROS, PYRÈNES (local currency), VISA
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Forthcoming, the return of our
concerts!

Programming in progress ...

Online reservation highly recommended

(COVID 19 protocol: Limited capacity)

You need more information? +33 (0)6.49.44.45.00 or go directly at our ticket office.