IT WAS IN LOMBRIVES !
15 people confined during 40 days in the cave:
DEEP TIME 
Scientific Expedition

 

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).

On the program  following months of November and December:
-  Guided hike 2h  : Open every day during the All Saints, Christmas and Winter holidays
- The mythical aperitif concert on New Year's Day!

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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 kings, a hiding place for bandits... Lombrives has always fascinated Men, who left thousands of signatures and enigmatic symbols on the 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 you can imagine. »

Catherine Blasco, in charge of Lombrives.

APÉRITIF CONCERT DANS LA GROTTE DE LOMBRIVES

LE 31 DÉCEMBRE 2021
A 400 mètres sous terre...Le traditionnel événement de Lombrives. Un voyage unique pour terminer l'année autrement.

Seul, entre amis ou en famille.

Un voyage hors du temps, exaltant et joyeux.

Courte visite de la grotte+ concert festif+ cocktail avec coupe de champagne

Départ 17h30. Retour à la lueur des étoiles à 20h30

Tarif : entre 10 et 32.95€

(Réservation obligatoire) . 

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Guided hike 2h
open all year

 

After having crossed the bucolic valley up to the entrance porch of the cave (1,4km on foot or with our with our little train), a guide awaits you for a cultural, historical, contemplative and... a somewhat sporty tour!

Departures are from the ticket office of Lombrives, on the RN20 roadside (09400 USSAT-LES-BAINS). Whether you climb up on foot or with the train, the tour starts 20 minutes later at the entrance of the cave.

The tour is in French, but most of our guides speak English and will be able to make some translations or answer your questions. Please come by the reception desk and ask for a booklet in your language.

See the "Online tickets" link for all our departure times.

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 during 2 hours 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:

Adult: 12€

Young 12-18 years old: 10€

Child 6-12 years old: 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)

We accept EUROS, PYRÈNES (local currency), VISA,
new: 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 tour is in French. 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!!!)
PHOTO ACCEPTÉ
CHIEN ACCEPTÉ
CHAUSSURES DE MARCHE
VETEMENTS CHAUDS

Count on 1/2 day of activity

 

Single price: 38€ / person

The price includes:

- Rental of equipment (helmet and headlamp)

- The 1/2 guided exploration

- The copious tasting

- And... some surprises...

PLEASE  NOTE: 
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 8 years old, but very interesting for adults too!

 

Departure from the ticket office of Lombrives, on the RN20 roadside (09400 USSAT-LES-BAINS)

 

The tour is in French. More info at +33(0)6.49.44.45.00

See the "Online tickets" link for all our departure times

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Count on 2-3 hours of activity

 

Price: 12€ / child, 8€ / adult

The price includes:

- Ascencion and descent by little train

- Guided hike

- Rental of equipment (helmet and headlamp)

Thank you for accompanying your children.

PHOTO ACCEPTÉ
CHAUSSURES DE MARCHE
VETEMENTS CHAUDS
Wear your  warm backpacker outfit (10° in the cave)
and your sports shoes!

We accept EUROS, PYRÈNES (local currency), VISA