What to see in France

Aven d'Orgnac, a major site in France


The Aven d'Orgnac site is located in the commune of Orgnac-l'Aven in the Ardèche and in the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region. It is organised around a cave and a prehistoric museum.

Visit the Aven d'Orgnac cave during your camping holiday

The Aven d'Orgnac site was discovered in 1935.

At a depth of one hundred and twenty metres, the underground space is one of the largest caves in the world. You descend by stairs and discover several rooms and many different forms of crystallization. For those who are interested, there are caving tours (lasting 3 to 8 hours) accompanied by a professional guide to discover the cave and its secrets.

The Museum of Prehistory presents the riches of the Ardèche. Outside, green spaces and paths have been laid out for visitors to relax.

Since 2004, the cave has been awarded the Grand Site de France label, which attests to the site's commitment to sustainable development and respect for the environment.

The Aven d'Orgnac cave can only be visited with a guide (guided tour of about 1 hour) and the Cité de la Préhistoire is open to the public.

Which campsite to stay in?

To organise your camping stay in the Ardèche and your visit to the Aven d'Orgnac site, discover the campsites in Orgnac-l'Aven.

Practical information:

Opening hours: open every day from 1 February to 15 November and during the Christmas school holidays, from 9.30 am to 7 pm in July and August, other times the rest of the year. Closed on 25/12, 1/01 and 2/01

Check the schedule of guided tours.

Prices 2022: Adult (from 15 years old): €14.9, child (6 - 14 years old): €9.90, teenager (15-18 years old), student, job seeker: €11.9, free for children under 6 years old, PRM adult: €9, PRM child: €6.5.

Contact details:

Cave and Prehistory Museum

2240, route de l'Aven

07150 Orgnac-l'Aven

Tel. +33 (0)4 75 38 65 10

Website: orgnac.com


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