We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Open today: 10:00 - 19:00
Review Highlights
Something to do in the rain

Took the kids here for a trip during our stay in the Rhône valley. It was very interesting however... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
Kirsty F
via mobile
Definitely worth a visit!

My husband and I were visiting the rhone valley wine country and saw there was an opportunity to do... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Los Angeles, California
Read all 290 reviews
All photos (297)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“wine tasting”(2 reviews)
“sights”(3 reviews)
The cave of Saint Marcel d'Ardèche contains a vast network of underground galleries, amazing basins, eccentric formations, immense rooms with evocative names such as "the Fontain of the Virgin", "the hall of Kings", the "Painters Gallery"...
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 - 19:00
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Route des Gorges, 07700 Saint-Marcel-d'Ardeche, France
+33 4 75 04 38 07
Reviews (290)
Filter reviews
15 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewswine tastinglight and sound showsightsgrottetoursvalleyguidecaveenglishpics
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 15 reviews
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Took the kids here for a trip during our stay in the Rhône valley. It was very interesting however, the tour is in French & Dutch but not English even though the guide spoke perfectly good English! Thankfully we knew some French so not all...More

Thank Kirsty F
Linda G, Responsable commercial at Grotte de Saint-Marcel-d'Ardeche, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

hello, Indeed our guide is multilingual, but it is not possible for her to speak three languages at the same time, visiting time does not allow it, we give our visitors translations into English. Cordialy

Reviewed 10 November 2017

My husband and I were visiting the rhone valley wine country and saw there was an opportunity to do wine tasting deep in the cave--we were very excited to try it! We booked through Jezabel Janvre who was our great guide. We tried two lovely...More

Thank stephfran2016
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Impressive cave. Nice to visit. The light and sound show was not our cup of tea and it would be evenly good without

Thank jan e
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We recently visited the cave for the speleoenoology tour. My husband is a geologist so a cave visit was a must! The wine tasting experience was very unique and really did benefit from the no outside smells, no sight influences that are eliminated in the...More

1  Thank LS130
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is a well lit easily accessible cave. The staircase down is also a long steep climb back up though. The guides are passionate about imparting their knowledge to all the visitors. They make the trip all the more worthwhile. If you would prefer a...More

Thank Barbara15A
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The Gorges de l'Ardeche is a beautiful place to visit with lots of possible activities to be enjoyed. On a somewhat rainy day, instead of canoeing as we had planned, we visited the Grotte de Saint Marcel. There are several caves in the region but...More

Thank Neil J
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We have been to this grotte twice now - and the visits are good (unfortunately we missed the English guide on the first visit - usually at 4,00pm - and the guide was off sick when we visited on the second occasion, frustrating!!) - you...More

2  Thank Resurgam20
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This is a particularly well-organised visit. It costs only Euro10.00 per adult for an excellent one-hour guided tour. Allow 1-2 hours. Do NOT take infirm or elderly people or young kids - as there are loads of steps up and down and walking on slippery...More

1  Thank Alastair J
Reviewed 8 August 2016

I have visited many caves and this has to be one of my favorites! We were lucky enough to have a tour in english which truly made the tour much more fascinating! Home of the largest collection of pools, they highlight this with a fun...More

Thank emilee7979
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I recently visited the cave, it's a fabulous place but I had a bad experience with the guide, not bad, the worst ! I understand french language and the speach's guide was rude, with bad bad jokes, all my familly was shocked. Fortunately, my childs...More

Thank erindibinson
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Grotte de Saint-Marcel-d'Ardeche staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines