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“Wonderful colors in this cavern well worth visiting”
Review of Grotte de Dargilan

Grotte de Dargilan
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Meyrueis
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: La grotte aux mille couleurs Découvrez la plus grande grotte des Causses et des Cévennes. Site classé*** Cette grotte vivante aux mille couleurs, de part ses teintes naturelles très accentuées, émerveille aussi par ses dimensions impressionnantes et la variété incroyable de ses concrétions. Avec son emménagement de plus d’1 km, la cavité se dévoile salle après salle: grande voûte aux fistuleuses, cascade pétrifiée unique au monde, lacs cristallins, majestueux clocher. Elle donne au visiteur, petit ou grand le sentiment d'être un explorateur, en toute sécurité. Elle s’est vue dotée d’un nouvel éclairage led- dynamique, mettant en valeur, tout en la protégeant encore davantage et de façon naturelle, les volumes et les détails jusqu’alors insoupçonnés. Des guides passionnés vous immergerons dans ce monde féerique pendant 1H30. Sa terrasse panoramique sur les gorges de la Jonte permets de passer un délicieux moment de repos. "Le théâtre dont je rêvais" J.Cocteau
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We very much enjoyed our visit to Dargilan, which is quite different from Aven Armand, also visited on this long weekend out from our home in the Pyrenées-Orientales. Wonderful pink colors, beautiful formations, highly recommended. Presentation is far better than at Aven Armand, no "spectacularization", rather old-fashioned, and too rushed for our taste. But not kitsch, thankfully. I can't imagine what this must be like in the height of the season. We were on the 4pm tour on the last Sunday in June, before the tourist crush. There were just 10 or 12 of us, though earlier in the day there were undoubtedly more. The guide said that in the height of summer, there are 50-70 persons in each group, with 6 groups in the place simultaneously. This would alter the entire experience. We highly recommend Dargilan.

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Reviewed 26 June 2016

Not that far from Meyrueis town (you are already used to the very winding roads if you reached this town) in the Gorge de Tarn. Certainly worth a visit as this is one of the best caves I have seen (guided visits only), and also take some time to stroll around the main entrance to get some nice views of the gorge.

1  Thank Jos K
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Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Very deep cave with very impresive large scale formations. A lot of steps down in the cave which you have climb up again so you need to be reasonably fit. Guide could not speak English but gave me a printed numbered guide in English which corresponded to numbers in the cave. Cold inside you will need at least a warm top to be comfortable. View of the gorge from the ticket office is nearly as good as the cave. Easy drive to location.

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Reviewed 29 July 2015

Very close to Meyrueis, road easy to drive, outstanding, slightly cold down there so be ready. Guides are nice, informative and punctual. Not much of physical efforts. Comparable to other world famous Grotto .if u are in the area you should go. After the visit you can enjoy the view of the cliffs and the mountains and relax with a cup of hot chocolate.

1  Thank Shaheer F
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Reviewed 3 June 2015

Ideally placed between the Tarn Gorges.
Inside, an hour-long guided tour takes you through the largest cave in the Causses and Cévennes regions, renowned for its incredible natural colours (the pink cave), the variety of its concretions and its “petrified waterfall”, a rock curtain that is unique in the world covering 2,000 square metres.
"So come and see Dargilan even if you know the prettiest caves in Europe"

Thank Albert M
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